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The Language Development Laboratory

School of English LOGO

The Language Development Laboratory

Associates

Associates

Founder of the Language Development Lab

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli is Professor of Psycholinguistics.

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Director

Katerina Nicolaidis

Dr Katerina Nicolaidis is Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She teaches courses in phonetics, phonology, phonological development, and methodology for the teaching of English pronunciation. She has worked at the Department of Linguistic Sciences, University of Reading, and the Department of Speech and Language Sciences, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.

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Lab Teaching Staff

Maria Dimitrakopoulou

Maria Dimitrakopoulou is member of the School of English as Lab Teaching Staff. She holds a BA from the School of English, A.U.Th. an MA in TEFL from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Psycholinguistics from the School of English, A.U.Th. Her Doctorate Thesis investigated the features of Inflection in English L1/Greek L2. Her research interests lie in the area of Generative Syntax, language development and bilingualism.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Maria Kaltsa

Maria Kaltsa is a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Psycholinguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She studied English Language and Literature at AUTH, and she holds an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge (Funding: Cambridge European Trust 2006-2007), and a PhD from AUTH (2012). Her doctorate research (Dissertation Title: The Acquisition of Telicity in the Native Language) was funded by Heracleitus II (Award No: 86348). Prior to her employment at Aristotle University, she 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 AUTH (2012–2015) and at the Centre for the Greek Language (2011-2015). In 2016, she received a Postdoctoral Research Award of Excellence & Innovation from the AUTH Research Committee and she is working on the lexical processing of Alzheimer’s patients and since 2017 she has been working as a lecturer at Hellenic Open University. Her scientific interests involve lexicon, (morpho)syntax, interface phenomena, L1/L2 acquisition, multilingualism, first language attrition and language processing.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Georgia Fotiadou

Georgia Fotiadou postdoctoral researcher in the area of Psycholinguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She studied French Language and Literature at AUTh, and she holds a MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics “Teaching Greek as L1 or L2”, funded by EPEAEK (2003) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her PhD, funded under "Reinforcement Program of Human Research Manpower" (PENED) (“Voice morphology and transitivity alternations in Greek: Evidence from corpora and psycholinguistic experiments”) from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2010. During the period 2012-2015 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the project “Individual Differences in Anaphora Resolution: Linguistic and Cognitive effects” (IDAR), funded under the ARISTEIA 2011 action 2656 (P.I: Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and has an extensive experience as a researcher in various projects (Patras University, Center for the Greek Language). She has been working as a lecturer in various insitutions for BA (Dimocretius University of Thrace, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and MA programs (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Open University).Her scientific interests include first and second language acquisition and development, bilingualism, native adult, child and L2 sentence processing, corpus based studies and language learning. She is also concerned with acquired language disorders, and language and cognitive processing, in general.