Associates

Lab Director

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli is Professor of Psycholinguistics: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders at the Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English. For more information click here.

Personnel

Maria Andreou
(marandreou@enl.auth.gr)

Maria Andreou is currently a PhD student at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of English. Her PhD area is Psycholinguistics and, more specifically, her Dissertation topic is “The effects of bilingualism in verbal and non verbal cognition”. Her doctorate research is funded by the Thales project Bilingual Acquisition & Bilingual Education (BALED). She is a researcher at the project Cognition, Literacy and Bilingualism in Greek-German-speaking children (CoLiBi) at the University of Cologne, an international collaboration that examines the different forms of bilingual education with cognitive and language skills. She also participates as a researcher in COST Action IS0804, which deals with the Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Ioannina with the degree of Greek Philology. She obtained the MPhil in Linguistics from the same Department (M.A. 2011), with a thesis entitled “The realization of intonation in the sentences of Modern Greek”. Her scientific interests include bilingualism and multilingualism, language acquisition, narrative development, syntax and communication disorders.

Ifigeneia Dosi
(idosi@lit.auth.gr)

Ifigeneia Dosi is currently a PhD student at the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the School of Philology, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th). Her PhD field of research lies in Psycholinguistics. In particular, she works on grammatical and lexical Aspect relating to bilingualism and cognition. Her doctoral research is funded by Thales project Bilingual Acquisition & Bilingual Education (BALED) at School of English, A.U.Th. Besides, she works as a researcher at the project Cognition, Literacy and Bilingualism in Greek-German-speaking children (CoLiBi), at the University of Cologne. She has also worked, as a researcher, on learner corpora, at the project Education of Foreign and Repatriated Students, at School of Philology, A.U.Th, compiling the Greek Learner Corpus (GLC). She studied Linguistics and Teaching at the School of German Language & Literature, A.U.Th (BA, 2008) and did her postgraduate studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the same department (MA, 2011). Her research interests lie in the areas of: bi- and multilingualism, language development, language processing and language disorders within the framework of morpho-syntax and semantics.

Maria Kaltsa
(mkaltsa@enl.auth.gr)

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.

Maria Katsiperi
(katsiperim@gmail.com)

Maria Katsiperi is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her thesis is entitled “Language and Memory Constraints in Anaphora Resolution: a Developmental Perspective”. She obtained her Bachelor degree in 2010 from the same department. Her postgraduate studies are related to developmental and acquired language disorders (M.A., University of Essex, 2011). She has worked on education, cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation, and research. Maria is currently a member of the research project ARISTEIA I action 2656 (P.I: Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) investigating individual differences in anaphora resolution. Her scientific interests involve language and cognitive processing, developmental patterns of language acquisition and language disorders.

Eleni Fleva
(elenifleva@enl.auth.gr)

Eleni Fleva is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, School of English, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The project is funded under the ARISTEIA 2011 (action 2656) and aims to explore a number of individual differences that can potentially affect anaphora resolution. She has received a 4-years ESRC scholarship for her Doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Reading (UK), and she obtained her MSc (Distinction) in Developmental Psychology from Lancaster University (UK) while she was awarded her BSc (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire (UK). She is a member of the British Psychological Society and her research interests include methods to investigate and achieve a successful integration for children with autism spectrum disorders into mainstream schools as well as language development and cognitive processing for children on the spectrum and for typical population.

Georgia Fotiadou
 (geofotia@enl.auth.gr)

Georgia Fotiadou is currently a Post-Doctoral 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). 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. She also holds a BA in French Language and Literature Studies (1997) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics “Teaching Greek as L1 or L2”, funded by EPEAEK (2003) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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.