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Thanasis Georgakopoulos (θaˈnasis ʝeorɣaˈkopulos) is Assistant Professor in Historical Linguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a BA in Greek Philology, an MA in Theoretical Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In the past, he held various academic positions in Greece (AUTh) and abroad (FU Berlin, HU Berlin, the University of Münster, the University of Kassel, the University of Liège, and the National Research University (Higher School of Economics) in Moscow). He has received financial support from several national and international funding bodies (e.g., DAAD, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, the Greek State Scholarship Foundation). His research interests lie in three intersecting domains: semantic change; semantic typology; and the relationship between language and cognition. His publications include articles in international journals (e.g., Constructions and Frames, Journal of Historical Linguistics, Languages in Contrast, Linguistic Typology, Studies in Language) edited volumes (e.g., Bloomsbury Academic, de Gruyter, John Benjamins, Oxford University Press) and conference proceedings. He is the Review Editor of the Journal of Historical Linguistics and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of academic journals such as Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, English Today, Folia Linguistica, Folia Linguistica Historica, Journal of Pragmatics, Linguistics, and Studies in Language.
Dr Thomi Dalpanagioti is a member of the Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds an MA in Lexicography (Theory and Practice) and a PhD in Linguistics-Lexicography from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher at the Centre for the Greek Language and as an adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University, Greece, and the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Her research interests are in the areas of lexicology, (monolingual/ bilingual) lexicography and vocabulary acquisition. In particular, her research focuses on the application of Cognitive Linguistics (CMT, Frame Semantics) and Corpus Linguistics in the study of polysemy and phraseology. Her work has been presented in international conferences and published in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research with the title “Integrating frame semantic resources into EFL instruction: Developing and piloting materials for enhancing learners’ metaphoric competence in EFL” is conducted with the support of A.S. Hornby Educational Trust (A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards 2022).
Maria Dimitrakopoulou is a member of the Lab Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher for the Centre for the Greek Language. Since 2012 she has been involved in the teaching of the module “Bilingualism: Language and thought in the bilingual mind” in the distance teacher training programme “Routes for the teaching of Greek as an L2” run by the Centre for the Greek Language. Her main research interests are in the areas of generative syntax, (first and second) language acquisition and bilingualism.
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Maria Kaltsa is a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Psycholinguistics. She holds an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge (Funding: Cambridge European Trust 2006-2007), and a PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2012). Her doctorate research (Dissertation Title: The Acquisition of Telicity in the Native Language) was funded by Heracleitus II (Award No: 86348). She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Thalis Project: Bilingual Acquisition & Bilingual Education: The Development of Linguistic & Cognitive Abilities in Different Types of Bilingualism (BALED) in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English AUTH (2012–2015) and at the Centre for the Greek Language (2011-2015) and as a lecturer at the Hellenic Open University (2017-). In 2016, she received a Postdoctoral Research Award of Excellence & Innovation from the AUTH Research Committee and she worked on the lexical processing of individuals with Alzheimer’s. In 2019, she started her Postdoctoral Research on the assessment of eye-tracking methodology in the evaluation of linguistic and cognitive development during infancy and pre-school years at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English AUTH (Project Duration: 2019-2022). Additionally, in 2019, she received a Postdoctoral Research Grant on the mental lexicon of bilingual children and the impact of linguistic and cognitive factors on lexical parsing which is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning» in the context of the project “Reinforcement of Postdoctoral Researchers – 2nd Cycle” (MIS-5033021), implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ) (Award No: 18248 | Project Duration: 12/2019-11/2021). Currently, she is the PI of the Research Project “Linguistic Perspectives on Dementia: an investigation of lexical, syntactic & content complexity in the narratives of Greek speaking patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease” (DemLENS) supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) (Project Number: 98109 | Project Duration: 12/2020-12/2023). Her scientific interests involve lexicon, (morpho)syntax, interface phenomena, L1/L2 acquisition, multilingualism, first language attrition, language processing and dementia.
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Athanasios Karasimos is an Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English. He is a graduate of the Department of Philology, University of Patras. He holds two European Masters in Speech and Language Processing (one of them at the University of Edinburgh) and his doctoral dissertation is in Computational Morphology. He participated in several research projects on Modern Greek dialects, corpora, aphasic speech, Digital Humanities, and training of English language teachers. He was a postdoctoral research fellow funded by IKY. He worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at HOU, AUTh, and NKUA teaching Educational Technology, Research Methodology, Computational Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics. He is a researcher in the national infrastructure for Digital Humanities DARIAH-GR / DYAS (Academy of Athens). His research interests focus on Computational Linguistics and machine learning, the use of corpora, education technology, and integrating video and board games into language teaching and learning.
Dr Bardzokas holds a PhD in theoretical and applied linguistics from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests lie in disciplines in linguistics that concentrate on meaning phenomena in discourse: semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. He has published a number of papers in journals, i.e. Journal of Pragmatics, Language and Communication, Corpus Pragmatics, International Review of Pragmatics, Pragmatics and Cognition, International Journal of Language Studies, and in edited volumes. His book “Causality and Connectives: from Grice to Relevance” was published by John Benjamins in 2012.
Dr Katerina Nicolaidis is a Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University, an MA in Theoretical Linguistics and a PhD in Phonetics from the University of Reading, UK. Prior to her employment at Aristotle University, she worked at the Department of Linguistic Sciences, University of Reading, and the Department of Speech and Language Sciences, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. She is the director of the Phonetics Laboratory of the School of English. She was elected President of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) in August 2023 for a four year term (2023-2027), she served as Vice-President of the IPA during 2011-2015 and as Secretary of the IPA during 2003-2011. She was also President of the Permanent Council for the Organisation of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences during 2011-2015. She teaches courses in phonetics, phonology, phonological development, and methodology for the teaching of English pronunciation. Her main research interests are in the area of experimental phonetics. She has worked for several research projects and has carried out research in normal and disordered speech production, phonological acquisition, coarticulation, articulatory variability in different speaking styles, methodology of teaching pronunciaton. She has published her research in books, journals and conference proceedings. She is currently Director of Postgraduate Studies for the MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
Eleni Peristeri is an Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a PhD in Psycholinguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research mainly focuses on the language and cognitive abilities of monolingual and bilingual children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and developmental language disorder, and individuals with Broca’s aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics for the last 7 years. She has participated as a researcher in 14 funded research projects and has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, collective volumes, and conference proceedings.
Ioanna (Nina) Topintzi
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Nina (Ioanna) Topintzi is Professor in Phonology at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a BA in Greek Philology from the University of Crete, and an MA and a PhD in Linguistics from University College London. A revised version of her doctoral thesis was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 with the title Onsets: Suprasegmental and Prosodic Behaviour. She has taught in Greece and abroad (UCL, AUTH, University of Patras, TEI of Patras, University of the Aegean). In 2011 she was a visiting scholar at MIT and then a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Leipzig (2011-2012). During 2012-2014, she held an Assistant Professorship at the University of Leipzig. In spring semester 2023 she conducted research at CSU Fresno and the University of California Santa Barbara as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. She teaches in the areas of phonology, phonetics and typology and conducts research in phonology (syllable structure, stress, geminates, metrics, segmental phonology), as well as the phonetics-phonology and the phonology-morphology interfaces. She has published in international journals (Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Phonology, Linguistic Inquiry, Glossa, Journal of Greek Linguistics), edited volumes (e.g. The Blackwell Companion to Phonology) and conference proceedings. She has recently authored an introductory textbook on Language Typology (2021) and co-edited (with M. Lekakou) an Introduction to Linguistics (2022), both in Greek. She has also participated in various research projects in Greece and abroad (Brazil, Germany).
Anastasios Tsangalidis is Professor of Syntax-Semantics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied English and Linguistics in Thessaloniki, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cambridge and holds an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Dublin (Trinity College, 1994) and a PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997). Prior to his employment at Aristotle University, he worked at the Centre for the Greek Language (March 1999 – December 2000) and the Department of Linguistics, University of Ioannina (January 2001 – March 2006). He has taught courses in general linguistics, syntax and semantics, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His main research interests are in the area of syntactic and semantic description and the relevance of grammar to language teaching. He has worked for several research projects and has published his research in books, journals and conference proceedings.