Anna Sfakianaki,

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Dr Anna Sfakianaki is an Educator-Phonetician/Linguist (PhD) specializing in Hearing Impairment and Special Education. She holds a BA (Hons) in Education Sciences and a two-year PGDip in Special Education (University of Crete), an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading, UK) and a PhD in Linguistics (Phonetics) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Her doctoral thesis entitled “An Acoustic Study of Coarticulation in the speech of Greek adults with Normal Hearing and Hearing Impairment” was funded by the Greek Ministry of Education (2007-2010). She has worked as a Primary School Teacher since 2004. She has served at mainstream primary schools as well as at the Primary School for the Deaf and Hard-of Hearing of Heraklion, Crete. Besides teaching, she is doing Postdoctoral Research (awarded Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2013-2014), and she also participates in three academic projects: VOCALECT, Museum of Oral History and SpeakGreek. She has worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Philology, University of Crete and at the Speech and Language Therapy Program at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK), as a Research Officer at the Department of Linguistic Science (University of Reading, UK), on the European Project SPECO “A multimedia multilingual teaching and training system for speech handicapped children”, and as a Teaching & Laboratory Assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests lie mainly in the field of experimental phonetics and especially in normal and disordered speech production as well language and pronunciation teaching using new technologies.

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