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1. Name: CHARALAMPOUS MARIA
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: Χρονικές προτάσεις στην Κυπριακή Ελληνική: Συγκριτική και τυπολογική μελέτη
Dissertation title: Temporal clauses in Cypriotic Greek: A comparative and typological study
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS


2. Name: EFFROSYNI PAPPA
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: "Vindicta mihi!": Εκδίκηση, Θρησκεία και Ανταποδοτική Δικαιοσύνη στην Ισπανική Τραγωδία και την Τρικυμία
Dissertation title: "Vindicta mihi!": Revenge, Religion and Retributive Justice in The Spanish Tragedy and The Tempest
Supervisor: EFI BOTONAKI


3. Name: MILONA KALLITHEA
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: Οι επιδράσεις της κάλυψης του προσώπου στις ακουστικές ιδιότητες των ελληνικών εμποδιστικών συμφώνων
Dissertation title: The effects of facial concealment on the acoustic properties of Greek abstruents
Supervisor: KATERINA NICOLAIDIS


4. Name: MISKAKI ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: Επαναπροσδιορισμοί του παρελθόντος στις αναγνώσεις μεσσαιωνισμού των Τόμας Τσάτερτον και Τζον Κητς
Dissertation title: Medievalist (Re)Imaginings of the Past in Thomas Chatterton and John Keats
Supervisor: MARIA SCHOINA


5. Name: POGIANI ELENI
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: Οι επιδράσεις του καπνίσματος στη φώνηση: μια μελέτη σε Ελλήνες ενήλικες
Dissertation title: The effects of smoking on phonation: a study on Greek adults
Supervisor: KATERINA NICOLAIDIS


6. Name: SAANT SOFIA-ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 15/11/2021
Dissertation title: "Τί είναι η κληρονομιά;": Η Διαχρονικότητα του Χάμιλτον του Λιν-Μανουέλ Μιράντα
Dissertation title: "What Is a Legacy?": The Timelessness of Lin-Manuel Miranda"s Hamilton
Supervisor: ZOI DETSI


7. Name: DELANTONI KYRIAKI
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Η παραγωγή λόγου σε διαφορετικές ηλικίες: μια ακουστική ανάλυση
Dissertation title: Speech production across ages: an acoustic analysis
Supervisor: KATERINA NICOLAIDIS


8. Name: KARLOVASILI MARIA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Πολυτροπική επικοινωνία και εμφύλα στερεότυπα στην Ελληνική διαφήμιση
Dissertation title: Multimodal Communication and Gender Stereotypes: The Case of Greek Advertising
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU ANGELIKI


9. Name: KOUKOURAVA CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Γουΐλιαμ Κάρλος Γουίλιαμς και Τσαρλς Όλσον: Γράφοντας το Μεγάλο (Μετα)Μοντέρνο Ποίημα
Dissertation title: William Carlos Williams and Charles Olson: Writing the Long (Post)Modernist Poem
Supervisor: TATIANI RAPATZIKOU


10. Name: MARKEZINI CHRISOULA-VALENTINA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Η Τριλογία "Αγώνες Πείνας" της Σούζαν Κόλινς και Αφηγηματικές Τεχνικές στη Συγγραφη Fanfiction
Dissertation title: Suzanne Colins" The Hunger Games Trilogy and Fanfiction Narratine Practices
Supervisor: TATIANI RAPATZIKOU


11. Name: MAVROPOULOS IOANNIS
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Διδασκαλία και Εκμάθηση Λεξιλογίου με τη χρήση Ψηφιακών Μέσων
Dissertation title: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary through the use of Digital Tools
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI


12. Name: MOSCHOU VASILIA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Θεατρικότητα και Ύπαρξη: (Απο-)Δομώντας τις Περσόνες του Λόρδου Βύρωνα στο Childe Harold"s Pilgrimage
Dissertation title: Theatricality of Existence: (De)Constructing Lord Byron's Personas in Childe Harold"s Pilgrimage
Supervisor: MARIA SCHOINA


13. Name: NATHANAILIDOU IRINI
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Αδικία, Ανθρώπινα Πάθη και η Δυνατότητα Πολιτικής και Ηθικής Αναδιαμόρφωσης στα Έργα του William Godwin Caleb Williams και St Leon
Dissertation title: Injustice, Human Passions and the Possibility of Political and Moral Reform in William Godwin's Caleb Williams and St Leon
Supervisor: MARIA SCHOINA


14. Name: NIAOURI DIMITRA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Επεξεργασία τοπικών αμφισημιών υποκειμένου-αντικειμένου στα ελληνικά από ηλικιωμένους. Επαρκείς ερμηνείες και επιδράσεις σημασιολογικής αποδεκτότητας.
Dissertation title: Processing of subject-object temporary ambiguities in Greek by older adults. Good-enough interpretations and semantic plausibility effects
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS

This thesis investigates the processing of subject-object ambiguities by older native speakers of Greek using S-V agreement as a means of disambiguation. Our main objective is to examine whether older adults employ the same parsing strategies as the younger ones when processing subject-object ambiguous sentences in Greek. More specifically, we aim to understand whether they are subjected to the universal parsing principle of Late Closure (Frazier, 1978) as this issue remains open to investigation. Additionally, one of the aims of this study is to determine the role of semantic plausibility in the processing of these ambiguities in Greek and to investigate the existence of good-enough interpretations in ambiguity resolution. We further aim to understand whether older adults use structural cues such as verb morphology and S-V agreement as accurately as younger adults. The role of working memory (WM) and inhibition is also examined with regard to the participants’ performance. To this aim, twenty young adults (20-30 years) and twenty-one older adults (70-85 years), native speakers of Greek participated in an on-line self-paced reading task and an off-line sentence-picture matching (SPM) task. Additional YES-NO questions were asked to provide information about the participants’ reading preferences and their acceptability judgments. In the first task, two factors were manipulated: semantic plausibility and number marking, while in the latter only number marking was manipulated. Differences between the two age groups were expected, including greater garden-path effects on older adults and their extended reliance on good-enough interpretations. Other differences concerned their slower and less accurate performances. The effect of semantic plausibility was also expected to be reflected in the participants’ RTs on the ambiguous DP and the disambiguating VP. According to the results, older adults experienced garden-path effects on the disambiguating VP of the plausible plural (PP) condition, while garden-path effects were not detected in younger adults’ RTs on the same segment. Effects of semantic plausibility were found in both groups, on the ambiguous DP in contrast to the disambiguating VP. Older adults based their parsings more on good-enough interpretations, showing a preference for the object-subject reading of the ambiguous DP, a finding that was linked to their inhibition decline. On the contrary, younger adults were more accurate in reanalyzing the ambiguous DP, showing a preference for its subject reading, yet only in the SPM task. Finally, older adults were less accurate in using structural cues like verb morphology than younger adults and had slower RTs.


15. Name: NTOKLI MARIA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: (Ανα)χαρτογραφώντας την δομινικο-αμερικανική μεταναστατευτκή εμπειρία: Μία κριτική ανάγνωση των μυθιστορημάτων How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents (1991) της Julia Alvarez και Dominicana (2019) της Angie Cruz
Dissertation title: Narrative (Re)Mappings of the Dominican-American Immigrant Experience: Reading Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents (1991) and Angie Cruz's Dominicana (2019
Supervisor: LYDIA ROUPAKIA


16. Name: PAPPA EFFROSYNI
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Το Ατομικό Συμφέρον και το Αμερικανικό Όνειρο στο "Τα Πολλά Λεφτά" του Τζων Ντος Πάσος και το "Αβεσσαλώμ, Αβεσσαλώμ!" του Γουίλιαμ Φώκνερ
Dissertation title: Self-interest and the American Dream in John Dos Passos’s The Big Money and William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
Supervisor: TATIANI RAPATZIKOU


17. Name: POLITSINOU ELENI-ARGIRI
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Γυναικείες Μεταμορφώσεις στα Αναθεωρημένα Παραμύθια της Angela Carter και της Emma Donoghu
Dissertation title: Out with the Old and In with the New: Female Metamorphoses in the Revised Fairy-tales of Angela Carter and Emma Donoghue
Supervisor: EFFIE YIANNOPOULOU


18. Name: RIZOPOULOU ANNA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Μια ακουστική ανάλυση της παραγωγής του ρωτικού από Έλληνες ενήλικες και παιδιά.
Dissertation title: An acoustic analysis of photic production by Greek chrildren and adults.
Supervisor: NICOLAIDIS EKATERINI


19. Name: RODOUSAKI DESPINA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Λεπτομερής Γλωσσική Περιγραφή και Περιγραφητές ΚΕΠΑ: Η Περίπτωση των Υποθετικών Λόγων στη Διδασκαλία της Αγγλικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης Γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Detailed linguistic descriptions and CEFR descriptors: the case of conditionals in ELT”
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS


20. Name: SALAOUNIS IOANNIS
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Αντισημιτισμός και η Ουτοπία της Δύσης στο Μυθιστόρημα Anorthodox (2012) της Deborah Feldman και στην Ομώνυμη Σειρά του Netflix
Dissertation title: Anti-Semitism and the Western Utopia in Feldman's Novel Anorthodox and the Homonymus Netflix Series
Supervisor: KATERINA KITSI


21. Name: SETSIDOU MARIANNA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: «Το Λονδίνο Αντέχει!»: Πολεμικό Τραύμα στα Πολεμικά Μυθιστορήματα της Elizabeth Bowen
Dissertation title: "London Can Take It!”: War Trauma in Elizabeth Bowen’s War Fiction
Supervisor: EFFIE YIANNOPOULOU


22. Name: TOLIOU FOTINI
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Επαναπροσδιορίζοντας την ταυτότητα των Τσικάνο στα μυθιστορήματα του Rudolfo A. Anaya Bless Me Ultima (1972) και Heart of Aztlan 1976): Συλλογικότητα, Υβριδισμός και Πολιτισμική Μετάλλαξη
Dissertation title: Re-routing Chicano to Identity in Rudolfo A. Anaya's Bless Me Ultima (1972) novels Bless Me Ultima (1972) and Heart of Aztlan 1976): Community, Hybridity and Transformation
Supervisor: LYDIA ROUPAKIA


23. Name: TZIACHRIS MICHAIL
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Brexit και Θέματα Ιστορίας, Μνήμης και Ταυτότητας
Dissertation title: Brexit and Questions of History, Memory and Identity
Supervisor: EFTHIMIA YIANNOPOULOU


24. Name: VLASTOU LYDIA
Graduation date: 28/7/2021
Dissertation title: Μη-κυριολεκτική πραγμάτωση του COVID-19
Dissertation title: Figurative Manifestation of COVID-19
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU ANGELIKI


25. Name: VETSLER FRANCESCA CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 30/4/2021
Dissertation title: Η συμβολή των Marcel Duchamp και Joseph Boeys στην πραγμάτωση μιας πιο συλλογικής και συμμετοχικής τέχνης
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE


26. Name: LITSIOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Ένα επισημειωμένο Σώμα Κειμένων, μαθητών της Αγγλικής επιπέδου Γ2 (CEFR) με την ελληνική ως πρώτη γλώσσα
Dissertation title: An error-tagged learner corpus of L1 Greek EFL learners’ texts of C2 level (CEFR)
Supervisor: MARINA MATTHEOUDAKIS


27. Name: MANARA MARIA
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Στρατηγικές των εκπαιδευτικών της πρωτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης στην μητρική και ξένη γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Strategies of primary school teachers in L1 and L2
Supervisor: ELENI AGATHOPOULOU


28. Name: PRIOVOLOU MARIA
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Ερευνώντας τις αντιλήψεις των μαθητών και των καθηγητών στα δημοτικά σχολεία: Μια σύγκριση ανάμεσα σε Ελλάδα και Ισπανία
Dissertation title: Investigating students’ and teachers’ perceptions towards CLIL instruction in primary schools: A comparison between Greece and Spain
Supervisor: THOMAI ALEXIOU


29. Name: SARIDAKI NIKI
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Μνημονικές τεχνικές στην εκμάθηση ξένης γλώσσας με μη λατινικό αλφάβητο: τα Ιαπωνικά Χιραγκάνα
Dissertation title: Mnemonics in the learning of non-Roman foreign language alphbets: Japanese Hiragana
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

This dissertation investigates the potential of mnemonics in the learning of a foreign language which uses a non-Roman alphabet, such as Japanese. The dissertation begins with the definition of mnemonics as well as the nature of working memory and focuses on different mnemonic methods as teaching and learning strategies in the learning of a foreign language. The aim of the dissertation is to examine the implications of the use of mnemonics in learning non-Roman scripts on immediate and delayed recalls of such items. More specifically, it investigates the effect of the keyword approach on beginner language learners who are proficient speakers of English and without any prior experience in learning non-Roman letters. Another aspect of this dissertation is the correlation between working memory results and recall scores from the use of mnemonics or the lack thereof. To investigate these aspects, 4 groups of 10 participants were taught Hiragana individually. The experiment conducted included a working memory test and teaching-testing procedures as well as delayed testing. Each mnemonic-teaching session provided different mnemonic stimuli, either visual and aural or visual only and aural only with the exception of the control group. Lastly, the participants took a delayed test of all the Hiragana taught. Results of accuracy and reaction time were gathered throughout the testing sessions. The experiment showed mixed results as far as immediate recall is concerned but provided a clear picture on the lack of effect of mnemonics in the delayed test results, similarly to previous research. Moreover, no recency effect was observed while there was an expected outcome on working memory and accuracy correlation.


30. Name: SAVIDOU EIRINI
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Η αποτελεσματικότητα συγκεκριμένων μεθόδων στη διδασκαλία του επιτονισμού στην ελληνική τάξη αγγλικών
Dissertation title: Teaching intonation to Greek EFL learners: assessing the effectiveness of Audiolingualism vs the Communicative Approach
Supervisor: KATERINA NICOLAIDIS


31. Name: SERETI AFRODITI-EIRINI
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Η Επίδραση της Ακουστικής Επεξεργασίας στην Ανάπτυξη Φωνολογικής Ενημερότητας.
Dissertation title: The Effect of Auditory Processing on the Development of Phonological Awareness
Supervisor: NICOLAIDIS EKATERINI

The human developmental trajectory dictates the precedence of auditory maturation over linguistic growth. What has been established so far in the literature is the relation between phonological processing and reading development. We know that good mastery of phonological processing skills leads to sufficient reading development, whereas deficits in phonological processing result in defective reading skills. What remains controversial is whether deficits in phonological processing can be attributed to lower level auditory processing deficits in children with normal hearing sensitivity. There have been two sensory theories in the literature so far, both attributing children’s linguistic problems to deficits in lower level, non-verbal auditory processing: the Rapid Temporal Processing Hypothesis (Tallal, 1980) and the Temporal Sampling Hypothesis (Goswami, 2002). The Rapid Temporal Processing Hypothesis attributes children’s linguistic deficits to defective perception of rapidly changing incoming auditory stimuli, whereas the Temporal Sampling Hypothesis attributes deficits to faulty rhythm perception. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether auditory processing affects phonological processing in a randomized sample of twenty 5-7-year-old Greek speaking children with normal hearing sensitivity and with no or very limited reading experience and to investigate the role of age and cognition (memory, attention and non-verbal intelligence) in the aforementioned relationship. To do that, we evaluated the participants’ performance in a variety of auditory measures, phonological processing measures and cognitive measures. The predictions of the theories were tested for a novel population and language system, i.e. Greek speaking 5-7-year-old children. The results of the study did not fully support either of the two hypotheses. We argue, however, that a relation between auditory processing and phonological processing exists without its being significantly affected by age or any cognitive factor. In particular, we contend that early pitch pattern recognition ability strongly relates to a child’s phonological processing development. Our results offer support that non-speech auditory development – in particular, the ability to discriminate and identify pitch- affects phonological processing, encouraging the belief that music and language share common cognitive and/or perceptual auditory mechanisms.


32. Name: VLACHOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Η χρήση της ελληνικής γλώσσας ως (Γ1) στην εκμάθηση της Αγγλικής γλώσσας (Γ2) στην σχολική τάξη
Dissertation title: The use of the Greek language (L1) in the EFL classroom.
Supervisor: MARINA MATTHEOUDAKIS


33. Name: ZIMIANITI ELENI
Graduation date: 22/4/2021
Dissertation title: Η κατανόηση του ρήματος στην Άνοια: μια προσέγγιση μέσω της ορισματικής δομής του ρήματος.
Dissertation title: Verb production and comprehension in dementia: A verb argument structure approach
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS

This thesis investigates the difficulty of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), mild and moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the production and comprehension of psychological verbs, where thematic realization requires both the canonical and non-canonical realization of arguments. Assignment of θ-roles has been proven to be problematic for people with AD. However, for people with MCI even less studies have examined this issue. Moreover, the assignment of thematic roles in constructions with psychological verbs contains an advanced level of difficulty for people with AD (Manouilidou et al., 2009). Hence, this issue remains open for investigation cross-linguistically and for the different levels of (pre-) dementia. In this study, I aim to examine whether there is a deficit in the mapping of syntactic and semantic representations in psych verbs in people with MCI and AD. Another goal of this study is to investigate whether the linguistic abilities in the aforementioned issue decrease as the disease progresses. Furthermore, I take into account a factor stemming from our everyday lives, the frequency of occurrence of the examined verbs, aiming to investigate whether the language performance is influenced by frequency. Moreover, considering the decline of the cognitive abilities in people with MCI and AD, I address the issue of Working Memory influencing the assignment of the thematic roles. To this aim, a Working Memory test with both the digit forward and backwards tasks (Wechsler, 1981) was administered and two Sentence-Picture Matchings Tasks (SPMTs) were used, one to assess the comprehension and one for the production of thematic-roles. These tasks included verbs that follow the canonical thematic hierarchy (employing the Agent and Theme roles) and verbs that follow non-canonical thematic hierarchy, that is psychological verbs with primary role the Experiencer, assigning the Theme before the Experiencer at the surface level of the sentence. Greek-speaking people with MCI (N=20), mild AD (N=16), moderate AD (N=11) and healthy individuals (N=47) participated in the tasks resulting to confirmation of previous findings. The deficit in the thematic role assignment is evident; with greater difficulty in sentences involving the Experiencer thematic role. The findings of this study suggest that there is gradual degradation of assigning thematic roles as the disease progresses, especially in sentences involving psychological verbs. Frequency influences the overall linguistic performance in the tasks in a significant level. Lastly, results regarding the influence of Working Memory show that the linguistic performance is not strongly affected by the function of the Working Memory.


34. Name: PALAIOCHORINOU NTANIELA
Graduation date: 17/4/2021
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση δημοσιογραφικών κειμένων σε αντιπαράθεση με θέμα τα παραδοσιακά προϊόντα της Λουνιτζάνας: η απάντηση του Μάριο Φερράρι
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of controversial journalistic texts on the traditional products of Lunigiana: Mario Ferrari's reply
Supervisor: KASAPI ELENI
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

This paper is an annotated translation of three Italian journalistic texts about Lunigiana and two cultural elements of local gastronomy, the testaroli, which is a type of pasta, and the region's wines. The first two texts to be translated are controversial, and the third is evaluative. More specifically, the first text ("ED ECCO LE BRUTTE MANIERE DA CONSERVARE") was written by Giorgio Boca, and published in the Italian magazine Espresso on June 8, 1980. The second text (“Giudizi gastronomici di Giorgio Bocca, I «testaroli» per le occasioni”) was written by Mario Ferrari and was published in the Italian newspaper La Nazione on June 9 of the same year, while the third text was published in the Italian newspaper Il Corriere Apuano on March 17, 2018, without signature. The three texts consist of 2,651 words. The purpose of translating these texts is to publish them in the newspaper Kathimerini, in the column of Gastronomos. At the same time, when commenting on the translation, different levels of speech will be analyzed, such as the syntax, the style (whether it is formal or informal, whether it had to be changed or not) and the specific terms (how they were translated into the target language). Also, the translation choices will be analyzed and documented, where this is deemed necessary.


35. Name: MAVROMATIDOU PINELOPI
Graduation date: 15/4/2021
Dissertation title: The Absurdity of Terrorism and the Management of Mourning in Novels Ωστικό κύμα (Blast) by Nikos Davvetas and Τρομοκρατικό χτύπημα (L’attentat) by Yasmina Khandra
Dissertation title: Ο Παραλογισμός της Τρομοκρατίας και η Διαχείριση του Πένθους στα Μυθιστορήματα Ωστικό κύμα του Νίκου Δαββέτα και Τρομοκρατικό χτύπημα του Γιασμίνα Χάντρα
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

The present thesis, entitled The Absurdity of Terrorism and the Management of Mourning in Novels Ωστικό κύμα (Blast) by Nikos Davvetas and Τρομοκρατικό χτύπημα (L’attentat) by Yasmina Khandra, was prepared by Penelope Mavrommatidou, a postgraduate student of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Course Program in “European Literature and Culture”, under the supervision of Dr Aikaterini Spyropoulou and co-supervision of Professor Zoe Detsi. The thesis aims to investigate the presentation of terrorism absurdity and mourning management in both novels. The myths share many similarities, although they are set in very different contexts. For example, the principal characters were told that beloved persons were killed in bombing attacks. More specifically, the wife of famous surgeon Amin, a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, lost her life in a bombing attack in the first novel and the son of an ordinary divorced Greek housewife Despina, a student in England, was killed in another bombing attack in the second novel. Both Amin’s wife and Despina’s son were victims and simultaneously perpetrators. This discovery marks the beginning of a painful mental process for the two principal characters in which they try to accept and manage the traumatic event. Thus, the concepts of trauma and mourning emerge as thematic cores in the two novels. The first part of thesis presents the concepts of terrorism, identity, trauma, and mourning, which play an essential role. The second part explores how the sense of identity loss pushes the characters into acts of violence, such as Islamic terrorism in both novels, which triggers more violence and therefore does not offer any solution but yields absurdity. The third part examines how the principal characters in the novels react to trauma, which causes an identity crisis. The thesis aim is to show that trauma management ultimately leads the principal characters to make choices and take decisions that converge in favor of life and hope.


36. Name: ZACHOU SOTIRIA
Graduation date: 15/4/2021
Dissertation title: Μία ψυχαναλυτική προσέγγιση του τραύματος και της λειτουργίας της αφήγησης στα μυθιστορήματα Πατρίδα από βαμβάκι της Έλενας Χουζούρη και Η αρραβωνιαστικιά του Αχιλλέα της Άλκης Ζέη
Dissertation title: A psychoanalytic reading of trauma and the function of narration in Elena Chouzouri’s novel Cotton Motherland and Alki Zei’s Achilles’ Fiancee
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

This thesis explores the relationship between psychological trauma of political exiles-refugees of the Civil War and the function of narration, through the comparative study of Elena Chouzouri’s novel Cotton Motherland and Alki Zei’s Achilles’ Fiancee. The current study relies on theoretical tools deriving from psychoanalysis and, in particular, from the theories of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan about trauma and the role of narration. Examining the way in which trauma is represented in the two novels through narration-language constitutes the fundamental axis of this study. Through the analysis conclusions are drawn on the healing function of narration regarding the management of trauma and its impact on the construction of identity of the two main characters.


37. Name: DIMITRIADOU ELENI
Graduation date: 7/4/2021
Dissertation title: Εξερευνώντας την ακουστική περιγραφή: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση (EN-EL) του επιστημονικού άρθρου "Visual Impairment and Presence: Measuring the Efeect of Audio Description" των Louise Fryer και Jonathan Freeman
Dissertation title: Discovering Audio Description: An annotated translation (EN-EL) of the conference paper "Visual Impairment and Presence: Measuring the Efeect of Audio Description" by Louise Fryer and Jonathan Freeman
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

In this master thesis, completed within the framework of the Joint Postgraduate Studies programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” (Course: Translation) we conduct an annotated translation of the conference paper “Visual Impairment and Presence: Measuring the Effect of Audio Description”, by Louise Fryer and Jonathan Freeman. The thesis in question focuses on audio description, which consists one of the newest members of Audiovisual Translation. Initially, we aim at familiarizing the reader with the subject-matter, i.e. audio description. In the first section, the main pillars of this accessibility service are being presented (target audience, content, mode of execution), as well as a brief historical overview of important people and events that led to the emergence and evolution of audio description worldwide. Then, the current European legislation and statistics of visually impaired people are referenced, demonstrating the crucial role that this service plays. Moving on, the pre-translation analysis of the source text is performed, during which the communicative purpose and the contextual knowledge required by the target audience are recognized, while a textual and linguistic analysis of the source text is performed. At this point, both the translation brief and the translation strategy that govern the target text are presented, as well. In the next sections, the source text along with its corresponding translation are presented, followed by the glossary with the extracted terminology and its documentation. Towards the end, the main translation problems and difficulties encountered by the translator during the translation process are presented and the decisions that led to the final result are analyzed.


38. Name: PANAGIOTIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 7/4/2021
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά στα ελληνικά του άρθρου με τίτλο "Ameliorating the quality issues in live subtitling" του Andrew Lambourne
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English into Greek of the conference paper entitlied "Ameliorating the quality issues in live subtitling" by Andrew Lambourne
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation from English into Greek of an excerpt from the article “Ameliorating quality issues in live subtitling” by Andrew Lambourne. In this article, the author examines the quality issues of live subtitling and especially those of a new type called respeaking, and he also explores the possibilities of ameliorating live subtitling services as a means of enhancing accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing individuals to audiovisual content. The present thesis aims to explore this recent type of audiovisual translation, to emphasize its role in promoting accessibility and to examine the terminology of the specific field, which has not yet been standardized. The thesis consists of four main parts. The first part consists of a brief presentation of respeaking and the relevant research on the field. Moreover, there is the analysis of the translation theory and the translation brief, as well as the analysis of the source text, in order to define the communicative situation of the text. The second part consists of the source text presented side-by-side with its translation. In the third part, there is the glossary of terms and the terminology documentation, as well as the terminology research that was conducted at an early stage. Finally, the last part consists of the analysis of the most important translation difficulties and problems, as well as the translation techniques that were used for their resolution.


39. Name: KONTOGIANNATOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 30/3/2021
Dissertation title: Μερικά ψέματα δεν έβλαψαν ποτέ κανέναν. Σωστά;» Αναξιοπιστία και Σχέσεις Εξουσίας στα λογοτεχνικά έργα Lolita του Vladimir Nabokov και Notes on a Scandal της Zoe Heller
Dissertation title: A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?” Unreliability and Power Relations in the novels Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

This thesis is a comparative study on the novels Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. The main protagonists are examined, in pairs, in order to better understand the terms “victim” and “victimiser” and how one person can, according to their environment, be the one, the other or even both. The thesis provides an overview of the two novels and examines two main themes, the narrator’s unreliability, a literary device originally coined by Wayne Booth, and power relations, a theory introduced by Michel Foucault. In the first part of the thesis, with the help of the unreliable narrator’s literary device, it was examined how the narrators use their unreliability in order to hide their madness and obsessive behaviours from their readership and to legitimize the crime of pederasty. In the second part, with the help of the power relations theory, the relations between the main protagonists and the minors, as well as the rest of the characters, were examined and analyzed based on societal and gender based criteria, and this thesis proved that the power relations the victimisers form differ because of their place in the patriarchal society.


40. Name: PAPADIAMANTI ELENI
Graduation date: 26/3/2021
Dissertation title: Brandalism: διακειμενικότητα, πολυτροπικότητα και μεταδημιουργία
Dissertation title: Brandalism: intertextuality, multimodality and transcreation
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL


41. Name: CHIOTI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 25/1/2021
Dissertation title: Ελληνική Κρίση, Μνήμη και Ταυτότητα σε Noir Φόντο: Δύο Μυθιστορήματα, Ένα Τρίπτυχο Πέτρος Μάρκαρης, Wolfgang Schorlau
Dissertation title: Greek Crisis, Memory and Identity on “Noir” Backdrop. Two Crime Novels, A common pattern: Petros Markaris, Wolfgang Schorlau
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI

The title of this paper is "Greek Crisis, Memory and Identity on “Noir” Backdrop". It examines two detective novels, Der gro?e Plan by Wolfgang Schorlau and Closing Credits by Petros Markaris. The main research points are already described in the title: Greek Crisis, Memory and Identity. It critically invstigates a) the representation of the Greek Crisis that severely affects the country since 2009, b) its connections to the past, the Nazi Occupation of Greece and the Greek Civil War, c) the relation of the novels to wider issues of national and hybrid identity. The novels are read as a) social crime novels, b) historical crime novels and c) as novels that present affinities to the post-colonial novel and to world literature. By this triple reading the following patterns and conclusions are highlighted: a) both novels are examples of the hybridity that characterises the contemporary crime fiction, b) they express their complex content through a complex narrative with plenty of intertextual and experimental elements, c) they manage to present complex issues and notions in a simple and easy to understand manner, revealing the importance of crime fiction in popular culture as a means of public intervention.


42. Name: ANAGNOSTOPOULOU LEMONIA
Graduation date: 16/1/2021
Dissertation title: Άλις Μέλινγκς και Σίχεμ Ζααφάρι, Δύο Διαφορετικές Προοπτικές της Γυναίκας Τρομοκράτη στα Μυθιστορήματα Η Καλή Τρομοκράτισσα της Ντόρις Λέσινγκ και Το Τρομοκρατικό Χτύπημα του Γιασίντα Χάντρα
Dissertation title: Alice Mellings and Sihem Zaafari: Two opposing aspects of the female terrorist in Dorris Lessing’s The Good Terrorist and Yasmina Khadra’s The Attack
Supervisor: DESTI ZOE

Women's participation in terrorism constitutes an increasing phenomenon and as such it could not be absent from literature. The study of female terrorist’s identity is a useful tool as it can help revealing the motivation and understanding the mentality of women who decide to accede in a world of violence. In Doris Lessing's The Good Terrorist and Yasmina Khadra’s The Attack the protagonists are women who get involved in terrorism from a different base and forge their own path in its darkness. In Lessing’s novel we see a sensitive, traumatized female figure with only superficial action, whereas Khadra presents us with a more criminal and daring version of the woman terrorist. These opposing aspects of the female terrorist’s identity, as they are depicted in the two novels, derive from the writers’ different experiences and their gender contrast. In particular, it is proved that Lessing’s female writing style ascribes characteristics which are commonly seen in the female mentality and identity to the novel’s protagonist, while Khadra creates a female character with more male traits. The study of sexual, gendered, personal, social and ethnic identity, along with the external influences that it receives during its formation, contributes to the projection of two interesting versions of the female terrorist in the field of literary creation and helps in confuting the stereotypes that keep women away from the male-dominated areas.


43. Name: IOANNIDOU ROUBINA
Graduation date: 14/1/2021
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνικές προσεγγίσεις του Ολοκαυτώματος για παιδικό/νεανικό κοινό και δυνατότητες διδακτικής αξιοποίησής τους
Dissertation title: Literary approaches of the Holocaust for junior/younger reading public and their subsequent teaching employment potentials
Supervisor: GRAMMATIKOPOULOU EVGENIA

The main objective of this thesis was the comparative analysis of seven literary texts on the Holocaust that can be read by or to children aged between 6 and 12. As the study refers to the Greek speaking public, the Greek language and edition was a priority. We dealt with seven opuses, all of which were recent editions. Two of them were written by Greek authors (The yellow hats, My little star), three by Italians (A girl in Auschwitz, Auschwitz suitcases, Hanna never closes her eyes), one by a British (The Star Houses. A Story from the Holocaust) and one by an American (Erika’s Story). Initially, we focused on the unique and special character of the Holocaust, on its broad subject area and on the various subjects it addresses, factors which explain why the historicity of any literary text on the subject is highly estimated. The analysis of intertextual and outertextual (‘paratextual’) elements of the seven literary texts led to their division into two reference age groups: the juniors and the youngsters. Historical veritability, its representation and the resolution of the story were examined separately for each of the two groups, because of differentiations related to the age during which they were observed. Consequently, we explored the eventual employment of the literary texts in Primary Education teaching. Moreover, we noted the long lasting hushing or underestimation of the Holocaust in the Greek Primary Education Curricula and the change in the official attitude to the matter during the last three years. Finally, the study includes suggestions on educational activities concerning 6 to 12 year-old children, stimulated by the seven literary texts under study, parallel texts (artworks of literature, painting, photography and cinema) and ideas of developing pertinent Projects in Primary Schools.


44. Name: KOUZA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 14/1/2021
Dissertation title: Η Συμβολή των Edgar Allan Poe και Arthur Conan Doyle στην Εξέλιξη του Αστυνομικού Μυθιστορήματος από τον 19ο έως τον 21ο Αιώνα
Dissertation title: The contribution of Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle to the development of the detective novel from the 19th to the 21st century
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

The detective novel has been a literary genre which has developed through time and has been broadly accepted. Its beginnings are traced in the 19th century with Edgar Allan Poe who has been considered the founder of the detective story. This dissertation aims at examining Poe’s contribution to the establishment of the genre and researching the elements that make up the detective novel, as they were defined by the author. The main thematic axis of this dissertation is the comparative study of Poe’s detective story The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) and the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) by Arthur Conan Doyle, who has been a major successor of Poe. The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics, the differences and the similarities between the authors’ characters - heroes, C. Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. Through this comparison, it will be argued that the social conditions, the ideologies and the theories of each historical period had a great impact on the authors. Moreover, it will be shown that Doyle was influenced by Poe in the formulation of his hero - detective and in the way in which he incorporated and/ or adapted the fundamental elements of the detective stories, while developing his own writing style. The contribution of both writers to the establishment and development of the detective novel has been highly important up to now.


45. Name: SAINATOUDI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 5/1/2021
Dissertation title: Το Τρομοκρατικό Χτύπημα του Yasmina Khadra και Το Μαύρο Αλγέρι του Maurice Attia: Η Διαμόρφωση της Ταυτότητας και η Λογοτεχνία της Τρομοκρατίας
Dissertation title: Yasmina Khadra’s L’ Attentat and Maurice Attia’s Alger la Noire: The formation of identity and the Literature of Terrorism
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

The present paper entitled "Yasmina Khadra’s L’ Attentat and Maurice Attia’s Alger La Noire: The Formation of Identity and the Literature of Terrorism" was prepared by Aikaterini Sainatoudi, a postgraduate student of the Interdisciplinary Program of Studies of the School of English of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (European Culture) under the supervision of Mrs. Aikaterini Spyropoulou and Professor Zoe Detsi and it was completed in September 2020. The aim of this paper is to explore and highlight issues of global interest, such as the formation of identity in the context of multicultural societies. The investigation is carried out through the actions and thoughts of the protagonists of two French-language novels which belong to the category of terrorism literature and the noir detective novel. The novels are Yasmina Khadra's L’ Attentat (2005) and Maurice Attia's Alger La Noire (2006). The aim of the paper is to show the perspective of the issues mentioned above through the literary writing of the two authors.


46. Name: KATSANIKOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 16/12/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάτφραση από τα αγγλικά στα ελληνικά αποσπασμάτων του άρθρου με τίτλο "The Children's Hour": Masculine Redemption in Contemporary Film" του Michael Kimmel
Dissertation title: Translating Masculinity Discourse in Michael Kimmel "The Children's Hour": Masculine Redemptionin Contemporary Film: An Approach to Gender Identities from the Translator's Point of View.
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation from English into Greek of excerpts from the article “The Children’s Hour: Masculine Redemption in Contemporary Film” by Michael Kimmel. The author examines the representation of masculinity in contemporary Hollywood films against the background of transformations that have been taking place in the field of gender identity since the 1980s. The aim of the thesis is to produce a translated text that corresponds closely to the original in terms of content and style. To this end, the translation strategy has been developed according to the translation brief, the communicative situation, the text type, as well as the communicative purpose and the pragmatic and stylistic features of the source text. From a translational perspective, the original text is particularly interesting in that it echoes an interdisciplinary approach towards Men’s Studies, which in turn results in an intriguing coexistence of terms used in different fields of the humanities. The thesis is organised as follows: A brief overview of the subject area of Men’s Studies, along with the source text vis-a-vis the target text, the glossary of terms, and the documentation of terminology are presented in the first part. Subsequently, an analysis of the linguistic and textual features of the original text is provided, as well as a discussion on the terminology and documentation. Finally, the main difficulties which arose during the translation process on the lexical, morphosyntactic, stylistic, and pragmatic level are presented in the last section of the thesis. The translation choices made are justified by drawing upon related translation theories.


47. Name: MPATSILA CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 8/12/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπασμάτων του άρθρου "Electrodermal activity as a measure of emotions in media accecibility research: methodological considerations που δημοσιεύτηκε στο Journal of Specialised Translation (2020)
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of an excerpt from the article "Electrodermal activity as a measure of emotions in media accecibility research: methodological considerations" published in the Journal of Specialised Translation (2020)
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

H παρούσα διπλωματική εργασία αποτελεί σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από την αγγλική στην ελληνική επιλεγμένων αποσπασμάτων από το επιστημονικό άρθρο με τίτλο «Electrodermal activity as a measure of emotions in media accessibility research: methodological considerations», με συγγραφείς τους Anna Matamala, Olga Soler-Vilageliu, Gonzalo Iturregui-Gallardo , Anna Jankowska, Jorge-Luis Mendez-Ulrich και Anna Serrano Ratera, το οποίο δημοσιεύτηκε τον Ιανουάριο του 2020 στο Τεύχος 33 του περιοδικού Τhe Journal of Specialised Translation. Σκοπός του άρθρου είναι να προτείνει τη χρήση της ηλεκτροδερμικής δραστηριότητας ως αντικειμενικό τρόπο μέτρησης σε επιστημονικές έρευνες με θέμα την προσβασιμότητα στο οπτικοακουστικό υλικό. Η εργασία είναι δομημένη σε έξι ενότητες. Στην πρώτη ενότητα γίνεται μία εισαγωγή στο θέμα της ηλεκτροδερμικής δραστηριότητας και των εφαρμογών της. Επιπλέον αναλύεται το είδος και η λειτουργία του Κειμένου – Πηγή και του δια-επιστημονικού χαρακτήρα του. Ακολουθεί η αντιστοιχισμένη μετάφραση και το γλωσσάρι των όρων που αποδελτιώθηκαν από το Κείμενο – Πηγή. Στην τέταρτη ενότητα παρουσιάζεται η τεκμηρίωση των 60 όρων που αποδελτιώθηκαν, με ορισμό και συγκείμενο, μαζί με τις πηγές τους, τόσο στην ελληνική όσο και στην αγγλική. Ακολουθεί μία σύντομη παρουσίαση της διαδικασίας ορολογικής έρευνας και τεκμηρίωσης και στην έκτη ενότητα γίνεται ανάλυση των μεταφραστικών προβλημάτων και δυσκολιών που ανέκυψαν κατά τη διάρκεια της μεταφραστικής διαδικασίας. Σκοπός της παρούσας εργασίας είναι να παρουσιάσει τα ζητήματα με τα οποία έρχεται αντιμέτωπη μία μεταφράστρια όταν καλείται να μεταφράσει επιστημονικά κείμενα που συνδυάζουν όρους από ποικίλα επιστημονικά πεδία, όπως για παράδειγμα αυτά της ιατρικής, της τεχνολογίας και της μεταφρασεολογίας, ενώ παράλληλα παρουσιάζει, μέσω της θεματικής του Κειμένου – Πηγή, τις πιο πρόσφατες εξελίξεις στην έρευνα στον τομέα της οπτικοακουστικής μετάφρασης.


48. Name: KONSTANTINIDOU GEORGIA-CHAROULA
Graduation date: 7/12/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από την αγγλική στην ελληνική γλώσσα αποσπάσματος του βιβλίου περί οικονομικών: "Living Rich/ Smart: How to get more of what you really want"
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English to Greek of an excerpt from the financial book: "Living Rich/ Smart: How to get more of what you really want"
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


49. Name: TZIOGKIDOU FRIDERIKI
Graduation date: 7/12/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση (EN-EL) - Απόσπασμα από το άρθρο "Creating wealth through debt" του Michael Hudson
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation From English into Greek of an excerpt of the article "Creating wealth through debt" written by Michael Hudson
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation from English into Greek of an excerpt from the article “Creating wealth through debt” by Michael Hudson. In this article, the author explores the concept of debt in relation to wealth creation and analyzes the development of Capitalism in the Western World, considering various economic theories. This thesis consists of two parts, a theoretical and a practical one. The theoretical part analyzes the translation theory on which the translation was based, the translation brief and the translation strategy used. At the end of this part, the source text is analyzed in terms of vocabulary, syntax, and style, in relation to the source text’s communicative situation. The second part of the thesis consists of the original text, presented opposite to its translation, the glossary of terms, the terminology documentation, and the analysis of the most important translation difficulties. Aim of the present thesis is the creation of a functional and equivalent translation of the source text, taking into account the communicative situation, the text type, the text’s purpose as well as the pragmatics of the text. Finally, an attempt is made to present some of the basic characteristics of the translation of economic texts and some of the problems the translator is called upon to solve.


50. Name: KORFIA IRINI
Graduation date: 2/12/2020
Dissertation title: Φύλο και Γεωγραφική Διάλεκτος στη Μεττααγλώττιση: Μια περιπτωσιολογική μελέτη της ταινίας κινουμένων σχεδίων "Brave" (2012).
Dissertation title: Gender and Geographic Dialect: A case study of the animation film "Brave" (2012)
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This study aims to record and analyze the rendition of the geographical dialect in the dubbing and subtitling of Disney and Pixar’s animation film, Brave (2012), in addition with the presentation of the characters of the film, based on their gender as it is reflected in the language they use. This film is an ideal example for the study of the treatment of geographical dialects in audiovisual translation, as it is the only Disney film in which all characters speak a different language variety other than the standard English language in the original version. Moreover, Brave (2012) is one of the first Disney films which belong to the second generation of Disney Princesses and as a result, it conforms with the new standards of the fourth feminist wave, presenting a new, independent and fierce princess, who has nothing in common with her predecessors. The analysis of the gender language elements was based on Lakoff’s (1975) model and categorization of female and male language. The treatment and translation of the geographical dialect was analyzed through the translation techniques that are used in the rendition of the cultural element, according to Grammenidis (2009), Baker (1992), Newmark (1988) and Dimitroulia & Kndrotis (2015). The ultimate aim of this study is to contribute to the dialogue for the translation of geographical dialects and gender in language in Greek that is still, as it arises from the Greek literature, at an initial stage.


51. Name: WILCOX EDWARD QUENTIN PHILIPPOS
Graduation date: 2/12/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά προς τα ελληνικά αποσπασμάτων του "Malignant Self Love" του Sam Vaknin".
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English into Greek of sections from “Malignant Self Love” by Sam Vaknin
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This dissertation includes an annotated translation of two segments from the book “Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited” by author and psychologist Sam Vaknin. The work focuses on Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a psychiatric disorder characterized by an enlarged sense of self-worth and a lack of empathy for others. Vaknin attempts to present the various aspects of this disorder, and explain the motives behind the controlling and egoistic behavior that patients exhibit. Narcissism is a psychological and psychiatric phenomenon that has been greatly misunderstood, and many false notions exist about it. One of the authors goals is to clarify and debunk such misconceptions. Considering that the source text often performs a balancing act between scientific language and popularized science, another goal of this dissertation is to investigate the degree of frequency for scientific terminology, as well as the ability for specialized and non-specialized elements to co-exist within a text. The first part of the dissertation introduces the source text, the subject of the source text and the annotated, side-by-side translation in Greek. The second part includes a glossary and a documentation of terms with reference to sources. The final part is a discussion on the terminology research and the various difficulties encountered with regards to translation in practice and theory.


52. Name: ANANIADOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 30/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά στα ελληνικά αποσπασμάτων του άρθρου: "The world as gallery, conceptualism and global neo-avant-garde" της Zoe Sutherland από το περιοδικό New Left Review
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English to Greek of excerpts from the article "The world as gallery, conceptualism and global neo-avant-garde" by Zoe Sutherland from the journal New Left Review
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation from English into Greek of three excerpts from the article “The world as gallery, conceptualism and global neo-avant-garde” published in the journal New Left Review, by Zoe Sutherland. The author of the article studies Conceptual Art, its birth and flourishing, as the global art par excellence. This thesis consists of a theoretical and a practical part. The first one approaches the history of Conceptual art and the relation of the History of art to the theory and the act of translation. Moreover, it studies every dimension of the source text, in linguistic level. In this part, we can find the translation brief, on which the translation strategy was based. The practical part of the thesis consists of the original text, presented opposite to its translation, the glossary of terms, the terminology documentation, and the analysis of the most important translation difficulties. The aim of the present thesis is the creation of a functional and equivalent translation of the text, taking into account the communicative situation, the text type, the text’s purpose. Τhis thesis highlights how interesting this precise field is and, from a terminological and phraseological standpoint, it is now obvious that this area is underexplored. Actually, it is a great opportunity for the future researcher.


53. Name: EMMANOUILIDIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 30/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση (EN-EL) "Marlene Dumas "Sweet Nothings: Notes and Texts" - Ορολογία και Διακειμενικότητα: Αποσπάσματα "Why do I write (About Art), "Blind Spots".
Dissertation title: Annotated translation (EN-EL): Marlene Dumas "Sweet Nothings: Notes and Texts" - Terminology and Intertextuality
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present master's thesis is an annotated translation of two extracts, from the book "Sweet Nothings: Notes and Texts" written by the painter and author, Marlene Dumas. The aim of this master's thesis is the production of a functional and equivalent translation from English to Greek within a specific context, set by the translation brief (according to Christiane Nord's theory). The act of translating these two extracts (titled "Why do I Write (About Art)" and "Blind Spots"), highlights the problematics of terminology, as well as the problematics of expression, pragmatics, and intertextuality within these texts. From a terminological standpoint as well as a theoretical one, the field of visual arts is still an obscure and underexplored area by the Greek readership, even more so, when this field is analyzed through the viewpoint of the artist herself. The multidisciplinary, terminological, and general background of these extracts emphasize the multifariousness of the field of art and specifically the field of painting, an element that is evident within the terminological documentation and translation challenges chapters of this thesis. Translating the idiosyncratic expressive medium of Dumas, as well as the elements of intertextuality and pragmatics that define her texts, has given rise to the re-examination of notions and terms that pertain to the field of visual arts.


54. Name: LAZARIDOU DESPOINA
Graduation date: 27/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση (EN-EL) Αποσπάσματα από την Ευρωπαϊκή Δημόσια Έκθεση Αξιολόγησης (EPAR) του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού Φαρμάκων (ΕΜΑ) για το φαρμακευτικό προϊόν Recarbrio
Dissertation title: Annoated translation (EN-EL) - Passages from the European Medical Association's (EMA) European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) for Recarbrio
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of the present thesis was, on the one hand, the translation of passages from a specialized pharmaceutical text and, on the other hand, the analysis of the translation choices in the form of a reflective commentary. As far as the ST is concerned, it is the European Medical Association’s (EMA) European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) for the drug Recarbrio. In the thesis’ first chapter there is a source text (ST) analysis regarding the text’s type and communicative function, as well as other key parameters, decisive for the translation process. In the second chapter there is a side by side ST and target text (TT) display. The term “TT” is used to describe the ST translation from English (source language, SL) to Greek (target language, TL). In the third chapter there is the Glossary with the text’s specialized English terms along with their Greek equivalents. The Glossary is followed by the terms’ analysis, which is conducted based on the scientific literature that is cited in the Appendix. The identification, analysis, and handling of the translation problems ¬–presented in the thesis’ fourth chapter– are also based on the scientific literature cited in the Appendix.


55. Name: VASILIKARIS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 24/11/2020
Dissertation title: Βιντεοπαιχνίδια και επιχώρια προσαρμογή στον ελληνόφωνο χώρο: Μια περιπτωσιολογική μελέτη του League of Legends
Dissertation title: Videogame Localization for a Greek Audience: A case study of League of Legends
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

Entertainment has always been a core part of human nature and the element of play has contributed significantly to the development of culture (Huizinga, 1938). Due to their multimodal nature and their ability to immerse players in the virtual world, videogames have managed to take the audiences by storm and create one of the most, if not the most, profitable industries up to date (ESA, 2019). Inevitably, this fact created the need for translation and localisation, in order to cater to the needs of an ever-growing target audience. However, in stark contrast with the appeal of videogames, one can argue that little academic research seems to be conducted on the topic of videogame localisation on a global scale (O’Hagan, 2019). The present Master’s dissertation seeks to provide an overview on the topic of videogame localisation in Greek by drawing on examples from League of Legends (2009) and explore whether the choices of the translators can hinder or enhance the player experience and the feeling of immersion. In light of the above, the present dissertation introduces a qualitative study of 10 diverse League of Legends players, who participated in semi-structured interviews in an attempt to volunteer their opinions on the topic by providing feedback on selected quotes in written and audio format.


56. Name: PETKOU NAFSIKA
Graduation date: 23/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά στα ελληνικά αποσπασμάτων του άρθρου με τίτλο: "Post-traumatic stress disorder depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq".
Dissertation title: Post-traumatic stress disorder depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Supervisor: Apostolou Fotini

This dissertation is an annotated translation of a scientific text from English into Greek and, in particular, a translation of excerpts from the article entitled ‘’Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq’’ which was written by the scientists Harem Nareeman Mahmood, Hawkar Ibrahim, Katharina Goessmann, Azad Ali Ismail and Frank Neuner, and published in the electronic medical journal Conflict and Health on 8th November 2019. The issue addressed in this article is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In particular, it describes a study conducted in 2017 by a team of psychologists and social workers by means of interviews and validated instruments on 988 Syrian Kurdish refugees residing in a camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The aim of the study is to estimate the presence of symptoms of PTSD and depression among those individuals. The present dissertation is structured in sections in which the source text (ST) and the target text (TT) are presented respectively, the most basic terms of the ST are indexed by recording them in a glossary in alphabetical order and documented by quoting a definition or, failing that, by an explanatory context, in both the source language (SL) and the target language (TT), as well as by quoting the sources from which they were derived, the stages of the translation process followed are detailed, and finally, the main problems that arose during the translation process are presented.


57. Name: PAPANIKOLAOU CHRYSOULA
Graduation date: 18/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα ισπανικά στα ελληνικά του αποσπάσματος “Ficciones somaticas. La invencion de las hormonas sexuales” από το βιβλίο Testo yonqui. Sexo, drogas y biopolitica του Paul B. Preciado
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from Spanish into Greek of the extract "Ficciones somaticas. La invencion de las hormonas sexuales" of the Paul B. Preciado's book "Testo yonqui. Sexo, drogas y biopolitica".
Supervisor: PALEOLOGOS KONSTANTINOS
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

The present dissertation is the annotated translation from Spanish into Greek of the excerpt titled “Ficciones somaticas. La invencion de las hormonas sexuales” from the book Testo yonqui: Sexo, drogas y biopolitica (Barcelona, 2020) by the Spanish author Paul B. Preciado. The excerpt discusses the discovery of the sexual hormones and their subsequent synthetic fabrication, that play the role of a dispositive of subjectivation that converts the body into capital in the pharmacopornographic era. Thus, the natural becomes synthetic changing the way in which gender as well as sexuality and sexual identity are perceived. The aim of this dissertation, apart from the translation, is the documentation of the terminology as well as the analysis of the translation problems


58. Name: TZAMTZI PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 18/11/2020
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο Ορολογίας στο πεδίου πολιτισμού σε συνεργασία με τη Μονάδα Συντονισμού Ορολογίας του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου (TermCoord) με γλώσσες εργασίας αγγλικά - γαλλικά - ελληνικά
Dissertation title: Terminology project in culture in collaboration with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Termcoord) with EN-FR-EL as working languages
Supervisor: LOUPAKI EPLIDA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present thesis was conducted in collaboration with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Termcoord) and is part of the YOUR TERM CULT program, which aims to collect and document terminology in the field of culture and more specifically the European Capitals of Culture programme. The aim of the present thesis was to search for equivalent terms and documentation data, in Greek and English, of the terms included in the existing termbase in French, created by the research team of ISIT. There was also an attempt to search for definition or context, in English, for the above terms. For the purposes of our research, we created corpora, Sketch Engine tool to both document the terms and search for definition/context. The results of our work were organized into an ontology in Excel format. Our study includes the presentation of the study area, the methodology adopted, the tools used for corpus management, a detailed description of the different stages of our research and appendices of both corpuses and the ontology in Excel format created with the results of our work.


59. Name: VRENGALA EVGENIA
Graduation date: 16/11/2020
Dissertation title: Τεχνητά παραγόμενα πλάσματα και δόμηση ταυτότητας στο Never Let Me Go του Kazuo Ishiguro και το Westworld του HBO: Μια ψυχαναλυτική προσέγγιση
Dissertation title: Artificially Produced Creatures and Identity Construction in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and in HBO’S Westworld: A Psychoanalytic Reading
Supervisor: DESTI ZOE / CONSTANTINIDOU DESPINA - ALEXANDRA

This thesis examines the construction of identity in artificially produced creatures. It focuses on the clones in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go and the androids in HBO’s TV show Westworld, in order to prove that the formation of their identity mirrors the way human identity is formed. More specifically, in both cases, the readers and the viewers, respectively, observe the main characters develop and establish their selfhood based on elements that characterize human identity construction, like memory and the mirror. The above view is supported by a psychoanalytic reading: on the one hand, the theories of Sigmund Freud regarding memory, dreams, consciousness and the unconscious mind, and on the other hand, Jacques Lacan’s mirror theory and its implications for the formation of human identity.


60. Name: PAPARDELA IRINI
Graduation date: 6/11/2020
Dissertation title: Μεταδημιουργία: Θεωρητική προσέγγιση και περιπτωσιολογική μελέτη της αγγλικής διαφημιστικής καμπάνιας "End Period Poverty" ("Μην είσαι απούσα).
Dissertation title: Transcreation and Advertisement: The case study of the campaign "Don't be absent" - "find period poverty"
Supervisor: DESILLA LOUIZA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The aim of this paper was to study transcreation, a new practice in the translation field that is being used especially in the advertising and marketing field. At first, a theoretical approach of transcreation was attempted with the citation of relevant bibliographical references. At this point, the terminology that was used in this paper was also listed. Additionally, a case study was conducted, during which we compared two advertising campaigns of the company P&G (Always). The first advertising campaign is in English and the other one is the result of its transcreation for the Greek market (“End period poverty”-“Don’t be absent”). The two campaigns were studied in microlevel and macrolevel, while at the same time similarities and differences at the verbal and visual elements of the campaigns were located. Lastly, a paratext, taken from an advertisement with the same subject and objective but within a different context, was also commented.


61. Name: PANOUTSOU AFRODITI
Graduation date: 16/10/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ διερμηνείας και μετάφρασης, με έμφαση στην προετοιμασία του διερμηνέα και στις δυσκολίες που αντιμετωπίζει
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting process within the internship of the Interpreting of the J.P.P.S. “Conference Interpreting and Translation” with emphasis on the interpreter’s preparation and the difficulties that might arise while interpreting
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of the present thesis under the title “Commenting Interpreting process within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation”, with emphasis on the interpreter’s preparation and the difficulties that might arise while interpreting” is to analyze the way an interpreter prepares him/herself and the different kinds of difficulties he/she copes with before and during the interpreting process, from the author’s point of view based on her internship experience. This thesis is structured as follows: it comprises an introduction with a brief theoretical analysis, four chapters about the various events that formed the author’s internship, the review of the internship as conclusion, the bibliography with the relevant sources and finally the appendix, where extracts from the material and glossaries used for each event as well as the assessment forms can be found. The explicit conclusion the present thesis draws, is that before anything else, preparation is the key to a successful interpreting and confrontation of the multilevel challenges which are directly linked to this activity.


62. Name: SOTAKI KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 16/10/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της Κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στις δυσκολίες που προέκυψαν και τον ρόλο του διερμηνέα
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting process within the internship of the Interpreting course of the (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation”, with emphasis on the interpreter’s role and the difficulties that might arise while interpreting
Supervisor: WIENDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The current thesis aims to describe the difficulties of an interpreter during her practicum in the context of her MA in Conference Interpreting in the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki. The student has worked as a conference interpreter in various occasions. Among others: at the Thessaloniki Public Radio Station (ERT) in the context of the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival and the Thessaloniki International Book Fair, as well as in the International Conference “Everything Flows: Change in the Therapeutic Community for Addiction” in the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. Through this thesis, the student has tried to show the role of a conference interpreter, as well as to highlight their needs and difficulties within different settings. In order to achieve this objective, the writer has combined the bibliography with her own valuable experience.


63. Name: ANASTASIADOU DESPINA
Graduation date: 7/9/2020
Dissertation title: Ακρωτηριασμός Γυναικείων Γεννητικών Οργάνων στο Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) της Άλις Γουόκερ και το Λουλούδι της Ερήμου (1998) της Γουόρις Ντίρι
Dissertation title: Female Genital Mutilation in Alice Walker’s “Possessing the Secret of Joy” (1992) and Waris Dirie’s “Desert Flower” (1998)
Supervisor: DOMNA PASTOURMATZI


64. Name: AKANTHOPOULOU ELENI
Graduation date: 2/9/2020
Dissertation title: Αναθεωρήσεις του Φύλου στα ποιήματα του Τζον Κιτς «Lamia”, “Isabella” και “The Eve of St. Agnes”
Dissertation title: Gender Ambivalence in John Keats’s “Lamia”, “Isabella” and “The Eve of St. Agnes”
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA


65. Name: PSOMIADIS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 1/9/2020
Dissertation title: Η Ελεύθερη Βούληση στην Αρθρουριανή Λογοτεχνίας του Chretien de Troyes
Dissertation title: Free Will in Chretien de Troyes’ Arthurian Romances
Supervisor: EFI BOTONAKI


66. Name: AMIRIDIS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Πολυτροπική επικοινωνία σε μια διαφήμιση στο Youtube.
Dissertation title: Multimodal Communication in a Youtube commercial
Supervisor: ANGELIKI ATHANASIADOU

In recent years cognitive linguists working within the Conceptual Metaphor Theory framework have shifted their attention from the verbal instantiations of metaphor, as well as other figures, to the study of multimodal instantiations of those cognitive mechanisms (Duignan et al., 2004; Fahlenbrach, 2008; Coegnarts & Kravanja, 2012; among many others). As Forceville (1996: 1) notes the claim that metaphor is a conceptual and not a linguistic phenomenon traces as far back as the seminal book Metaphors We Live By by Lakoff & Johnson, however not much attention has been paid to it. Following this trend and applying the insights of Conceptual Metaphor Theory pertaining to multimodality, many scholars have taken up the study of figurativity in the domain of advertising. This study builds on those previous inquiries, but shifts the focus further away from traditional advertising platforms like TV (Forceville, 2007; Urios-Aparisi, 2009) or print media (Hidalgo-Downing & Mujic, 2011; Perez-Sobrino et al., 2018). Instead it focuses on Youtube advertising, through the discussion of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series commercial (available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCfgkIyD9g0&t=17s; retrieved 19/11/2019). With less restrictions than conventional media, Youtube has effectively become one of the most relevant advertising platforms. The present study examines the cluster of figurative mechanisms (metaphors and metonymies) that pervades this piece of discourse, and attempts to answer the following questions: a) Which modes are used to cue figurativity in a Youtube commercial? b) Do these modes interact with one another, and if so c) to what end? Every advertiser intends to convey certain positive inferences about a product (or a brand) so making these inferences salient is really important. In line with that we would expect the presence of many different modes that provide access to and make prominent the central metaphoric scenario in the ad. The advertiser shall at least make use of the verbal, visual, color and music mode, but others might emerge as well. As implicitly stated above, all of these modes should work as an indivisible whole in the sense that each contributes as a cue to support and provide salience to the “systematic” metaphtonymic scenario (SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 STANDS FOR) SAMSUNG IS THE FUTURE that runs through the whole commercial and constrains its interpretation (Gibbs & Cameron, 2008: 71-72)


67. Name: DOMASI AFRODITI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Δημιουργική Μεταβλητότητα στις Ωδές του Τζον Κιτς
Dissertation title: Creative Mutability in the Odes of John Keats
Supervisor: MARIA SCOINA

The notion of mutability conditions everything in the world to constant change, regardless of ethical categories. It relates to the concepts of fluidity and necessity. For the Romantics, it manifests chiefly in poetry. One can trace its influence in ode poems of John Keats, especially when read in a sequence. In the “Ode on Indolence,” the poet fluctuates between inactivity and mental stimulation chiefly inspired by thoughts of poetry, while in the “Ode to Psyche” he resolves to restore a forgotten ideal through his poetry. Next in my analysis is the “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” in which he temporarily steps back from his role as a poet and becomes a recipient of art, contemplating mutability in the artifact. “Ode to a Nightingale” and “On Melancholy” constitute poems of inner contemplation; in the former poem Keats contemplates the end of mutability in human mortality while being in a trance-like state; in the latter, this same feeling translates to melancholy in the conscious everyday experience. In the ode “To Autumn” we see a culmination of the tendencies exhibited in the other odes, and the poet assumes a stance of acceptance and reconciliation with the forces of mutability. Through the odes, and especially through “Autumn” we see the poet personally affected but also creatively motivated by the certainty of mutability.


68. Name: GIANNOUPLAKI DIMITRA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Ενσυναίσθηση και Πολυτροπικότητα στη Διαδικτυακή Διδασκαλία της Αγγλικής στους ενήλικες: Η περίπτωση των έργων του Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close και της Kate Pullinger Inanimate Alice
Dissertation title: Empathy and Multimodality in Online EFL Adult Teaching: The Case of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Kate Pullinger’s Inanimate Alice
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani

In this MA dissertation, we will study two works Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) by Jonathan Safran Foer and Inanimate Alice (2005) by Kate Pullinger, the ways printed literature is connected to digital literature and the reasons why printed and electronic literature can be used in the online EFL-classroom. The concepts of empathy in the form of perspective taking, character development and multimodality, as a compilation of different modes for the creation of a piece of art, will be studied along with these two works. In Foer’s case, printed literature is being reshaped by the adoption of digital elements for the effective communication of the narrative. In Pullinger’s work, we will unveil the potential of digital literature to attract digital native’s interest who tends to read less literature year after year. Multimodality will be another focal point of this dissertation once students have to feel fully immersed in an activity to learn the best way possible and multimodal literature can excite them. Last but not least, this dissertation will explore the ways these two works can be used in the online EFL classroom where the need for emotional connection and interaction is even stronger because of the physical distance between teacher-learner. In this thesis attention will be paid to the theoretical works by Henry Jenkins, N. Katherine Hayles, Cathy Davidson, Jessica Pressman, and Johanna Drucker.


69. Name: ILIOPOULOS GRIGORIOS
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Η Έννοια του Χώρου και της Μετατροπής του Σκοπού Χρήσης Υλικών και Τεχνολογίας στον Νευρομάντη και το Εικονικό Φως του Γουίλλιαμ Γκίμπσον
Dissertation title: Space and the Re-Purposing of Materials and Technology in William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Virtual Light
Supervisor: TATIANI RAPATZIKOU


70. Name: KARAGIANNIS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Εξέλιξη ή Εκφυλισμός: Μια Ανάλυση της Δαρβινικής Επιρροής στην «Παράξενη Υπόθεση του Δόκτωρος Τζέκιλ και του Κυρίου Χάιντ» του Ρ. Λ. Στίβενσον και στη «Σκιά Πάνω από το Ίνσμουθ» του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ
Dissertation title: “Evolution or Degeneration”? An Analysis of Darwinian Influence on R. L. Stevenson’ s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and H. Lovecrafts’ “The Shadow over Innsmounth”
Supervisor: MARIA SCOINA

Charles Darwin’s evolution theory, which he analyzes in On the Origin of Species (1859), as well as The Descent of Man, And Selection Related to Sex (1871), fundamentally shook all pillars of human life, including science and culture. This thesis explores the palpable influence of Darwin and science on two literary works separated both temporally and geographically: R. L. Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published in England at 1886, and H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow over Innsmouth,” published in 1936 in the United States of America. A careful comparison of these two Gothic texts indicates the existence of multiple links and similarities between them which are articulated under the strong and evident influence of Darwin’s evolution theory. The tantalizing difference between human evolution and degeneration, a topic much stirred by Darwin’s theory, can be singled out as the most noteworthy theme that both of these literary works approach. At the same time, the social background of both late Victorian England and the United States up until the late 1920s is compared and contrasted with regards to how both societies processed the implications and complications of Darwin’s evolution theory.


71. Name: LADA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Πολιτισμική αντίληψη και εμφάνιση των Εννοιακών Μεταφορών στον Ελληνικό και Βρετανικό Τύπο για την Προσφυγική Κρίση
Dissertation title: Cultural conceptualizations and Manifestation of Conceptual Metaphors in Greek and British Press on Refugees Crisis
Supervisor: ANGELIKI ATHANASIADOU


72. Name: MATOU PALMIRA-SOTIRIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Λίστες συχνότητας σε βιβλία της Αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας (επίπεδο Γ2) σε σύγκριση με λίστες συχνότητας σωμάτων κειμένων από φυσικούς ομιλητές της Αγγλικής
Dissertation title: Frequency lists in EFL coursebooks (C2) compared to the frequency lists of native English corpora
Supervisor: MARINA MATTHEOUDAKIS


73. Name: MPAKALI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Ενισχύοντας την Ανεξάρτητη Μάθηση της Γλώσσας μέσω της Χρήσης Ψηφιακών Δραστηριοτήτων: Μία Μελέτη Περίπτωσης
Dissertation title: Enhancing Independent Language Learning through the Use of Digitally-Constructed Activities: A Case Study
Supervisor: SOUGARI ARETI

This study investigates the impact of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) on ESL/EFL learners. The purpose was twofold. First, to determine the effect of digitally-constructed activities on the written production of the passive voice, which was the linguistic focus of this study; second, to assess the degree of independent language learning that was promoted, by exploring the motivation the learners experienced, as well as, the learning strategies they implemented, while performing these digital activities. The target group of this study consisted of eleven Greek teenage learners of B1/B2 level, who practiced the passive voice by themselves at home on a number of online activities constructed for the purposes of this study. The digital tools that were used and adapted were Educaplay, Lyricstraining, Padlet, Playposit, Wizer.me, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Pre and post written production tests, a questionnaire, and an interview were utilized for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. The results this study yielded showed that the frequency of the passive-voiced utterances increased but there were no significant improvements in the grammaticality of the formation of the passive voice. Regarding independent language learning, it was promoted to a great extent as the learners were extrinsically but mainly intrinsically motivated by the digital layout of the activities and the features of music, video, interesting theme, automatization and gamification. Additionally, the learners worked methodically and applied a wide variety of learning strategies to successfully accomplish the reading and listening tasks.


74. Name: MPALLA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Ερευνώντας τις Απόψεις Ελλήνων Καθηγητών της Αγγλικής Γλώσσας Σχετικά με τα Διδακτικά Εγχειρίδια και τα Ψηφιακά Εργαλεία ως προς την Προώθηση των Δεξιοτήτων του 21ου Αιώνα
Dissertation title: Investigating Greek EFL Teachers’ Views on Teaching Materials and Digital Tools towards the Promotion of 21st Century Skills
Supervisor: SOUGARI ARETI

The emergence of the multifaceted environment of the 21st century governed by advanced technology, and mostly characterized by multilayered realities and societal changes due to globalization necessitate a reconsideration of the educational process and the role of English in the EFL classroom. The present dissertation aims to investigate the Greek in-service EFL state school teachers’ views on the usefulness of the teaching materials and digital tools towards the promotion of 21st century skills. The objective is to explore whether the textbooks provided by the Ministry of Education for the subject of English in Greek state schools, and the digital teaching material selected by the EFL teachers are appropriate enough so as the 21st century skills to be developed and help learners be prepared for their thriving in the modern world. The primary and secondary educational sector EFL teachers’ beliefs are compared and contrasted so as to be found out whether the one outperforms the other when it comes to the promotion of 21st century skills. Data collection was carried out via an electronic questionnaire which was distributed and completed by 172 participants, and focus group discussions, with one group consisting of primary and another one of secondary EFL teachers. Findings of the study suggest that although most EFL teachers recognize the importance of 21st century skills, the textbooks and digital tools used in the classroom are not that contributory to the enhancement of these skills. Finally, it is worth mentioning that the primary sector outperforms the secondary one in the promotion of most of the 21st century skills and thus in the more adequate equipment of young learners with these valuable assets. The dissertation concludes with the implications regarding the need for EFL teachers’ further training on educational approaches that can promote 21st century skills and suggests some recommendations for future research upon the topic.


75. Name: PARASKEVA ELENI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Ερευνώντας την επίδραση που έχουν οι πεποιθήσεις αυτοαποτελεσματικότητας, η επαγγελματική εξέλιξη και η εμπειρία των καθηγητών αγγλικής γλώσσας στην υιοθέτηση της διαφοροποιημένης διδασκαλίας
Dissertation title: Investigating the impact of EFL teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs, professional development and experience on the implementation of differentiated instruction
Supervisor: ARETI SOUGARI

Existing literature refers to the important role of teachers’ sense of self-efficacy, professional development and teaching experience on the implementation of differentiated instruction. However, only a few studies have focused on the Greek context and more specifically on the foreign language classroom. The purpose of the study is to examine whether Greek EFL teachers’ sense of self-efficacy, professional development and teaching experience has an impact on the implementation of differentiated instruction. A self-report questionnaire consisting of 3 parts was designed and 130 teachers of English working in state primary and secondary schools in Greece participated in the study. The findings indicate that teachers with a higher sense of self-efficacy tend to implement differentiated instruction more often compared to teachers with lower sense of self-efficacy. As far as the professional development is concerned, the results yielded by the questionnaire showed that post-graduate studies and effective training have an impact on the implementation of differentiated instruction as well. Furthermore, regarding teaching experience, it is concluded that teachers with many years of experience are more willing to implement this kind of instruction. Recommendations are made for effective training programmes that would not only inform teachers, but also allow them to practice differentiation strategies and develop appropriate skills, while discussing and cooperating with colleagues.


76. Name: PARASKEVA EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Επανατροφοδότηση στα Λάθη και Αισθήματα Άγχους σε Μικρούς Μαθητές της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας: Μια μελέτη περίπτωσης
Dissertation title: Oral Corrective Feedback and Anxiety in Young EFL Learners: A Case Study
Supervisor: ELENI AGATHOPOULOU

Oral Corrective Feedback is an undoubtedly significant variable in the process of L2 development and it belongs to the teachers’ most favored technique in correcting learners’ errors (Psaltou-Joycey, 2004). However, multiple factors contribute to the efficacy of different CF types and one such factor is foreign language learning anxiety (DeKeyser, 1993). The latter is demonstrated with tension or even fear experienced exclusively by learners in L2 classrooms (Rassaei, 2015) and it is prevalent among young EFL learners (Liu & Chen, 2013) while an undeniable fact is that it has a detrimental effect on academic performance and achievement (Gkonou, 2014). Nevertheless, despite all the attention and research this issue has received, few studies have investigated the relationship between foreign language anxiety and oral CF (Rassaei, 2015). Apparently, the results of these studies yielded assorted and ambiguous conclusions. What is more, the majority of studies dealing with CF and anxiety refer to adult learners of a foreign language and neglecting the fact that anxiety is also prevalent among young EFL learners (Liu & Chen, 2013). The present study attempted to investigate the benefits of recasts and metalinguistic feedback on two twin young EFL learners’ acquisition of grammatical structures in relation to anxiety. An untimed grammaticality judgment test and an oral imitation test were used as pre-, post- and delayed posttests in order to measure the participants’ explicit and implicit knowledge of the target structures (Ellis et. al, 2006). In addition, an anxiety questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were administrated to measure the participants’ foreign language anxiety. The main intervention sessions lasted for approximately two weeks. The participants were involved in 8 story re-telling tasks while receiving oral CF when instances of errors in the past simple –ed and third person –s agreement were detected. After each intervention week, an immediate posttest followed and four weeks after each posttest, the delayed posttesting sessions took place. According to the results, the participants differed significantly only in terms of their language anxiety. The main findings of the study are that generally learners benefited from both types of metalinguistic feedback. Language anxiety was found to play a significant role in the efficacy of the two oral CF types. The findings indicated that the low anxiety learner benefited both from metalinguistic feedback and recasts but mostly from metalinguistic feedback whereas the high anxiety learner demonstrated a different pattern of behavior since she benefited from recasts more significantly than from metalinguistic feedback. Thus, some final implications might inform and raise FL teachers’ awareness regarding the issue.


77. Name: PAVLOPOULOU PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Η Ελλάδα σε κρίση: Εννοιοποίηση και πολυτροπική πραγμάτωση της Ελλάδας στην πολιτική γελοιογραφία της κρίσης.
Dissertation title: Greece in crisis: conceptualization and multimodal realization of Greece in political cartoons
Supervisor: ANGELIKI ATHANASIADOU


78. Name: RIZOU PINELOPI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Διαβάζοντας με Θόρυβο;: Η Επίδραση της Μουσικής και της Ομιλίας Υποβάθρου στην Κατανόηση Κειμένου στην Αγγλική ως Ξένη Γλώσσα.
Dissertation title: Reading with Noise: The Effects of Music and Background Speech on Reading Comprehension in EFL.
Supervisor: MARINA MATTHEOUDAKIS

Reading comprehension can be disrupted by various external noises or auditory inputs of our own choice, such as music. The aim of the present thesis is the study of the influence of auditory stimuli, specifically background music and speech, on reading comprehension in English as a foreign language. Junior high-school, senior high-school and university students, native speakers of Greek, participated in the experiment and their reading performance was assessed in terms of accuracy in comprehension and speed of reading. In order to investigate the effects prompted by these acoustic inputs in reading comprehension, the participants read a text in English while four auditory inputs intervened, creating four separate reading conditions: reading in silence, reading with background pop music with lyrics, reading with background instrumental pop music and reading with background speech interference. The results of the study show that young adults scored significantly higher than adolescents regarding accuracy under the influence of all three auditory conditions, indicating that the age factor is crucial for reading comprehension. The data demonstrate a gender difference under the influence of pop music with lyrics as female subjects performed at a ceiling level compared to their male counterparts. Pop music with lyrics proves to be the most “unfriendly” environment for reading performance, having detrimental effects on both comprehension and reading rate. Instrumental pop music does not have any negative influence on the participants’ overall reading performance and the effects of background speech prove to be ambiguous, suggesting the presence of a major variation in performance across individuals. The study adds to our knowledge of the receptive activity of reading in EFL and contributes to our understanding of study habits.


79. Name: SERAFIM MARIANTHI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Μέτρηση γλωσσικής έφεσης χαρισματικών μαθητών μέσα από ένα τεστ δοκιμασιών
Dissertation title: Measuring foreign language learning aptitude of intellectually gifted students with a newly devised test
Supervisor: THOMAI ALEXIOU

Foreign language learning aptitude predicts the rate at which a person may successfully master a foreign language (Carrol, 1973). Despite the extensive research on young learners’ aptitude (Alexiou, 2005) and gifted university students (Dai & Renzulli, 2008; Feldhusen & Moon, 1992), as yet no studies have included school aged gifted students. The aim of the current study is to assess the level of foreign language learning aptitude of intellectually high ability students through the use of a devised measurement tool. 120 students (50 males, 70 females), aged between 12 and 17 years old, attending Centre for Talented Youth (CTY) Greece participated in this study. CTY Greece students are regarded as intellectually gifted, based on scores from two tests developed and scored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth: The School and College Ability Test (SCAT) and the Spatial Test Battery (STB) which measure verbal, quantitative and visual-spatial reasoning respectively. The participants were administered the test consisting of five parts, each measuring specific cognitive skills related to foreign language learning aptitude. Two EFL vocabulary size test s- Pic-Lex (Alexiou, 2019) and XLEX (Meara & Milton, 2003) were also administered. The test was computer based and lasted approximately 20 to 25 minutes. The reliability analysis indicated that all instruments of measurement were reliable (α = .87). Results showed that gifted students obtained high scores in the EFL vocabulary size tests, indicating a very good command of the English language. Moreover, the majority of gifted students performed very well in the cognitive tasks, indicating medium to high language aptitude level. Gender differences also emerged from these results. Findings of the current study may offer important insights to English language teachers; therefore, implications for educational practices will be discussed


80. Name: SFEROPOULOU KONSTANTIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Η χρήση της μη-κυριολεκτικής γλώσσας στον ελληνικό πολικό λόγο· η μεταφορά του "σώματος" για την ελληνική οικονομική κρίση.
Dissertation title: The use of figurative language in Greek political discourse; the "body" metaphor for the Greek economic crisis
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU-GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

The aim of the present thesis was to analyze the way crisis is conceptualized in Greece by identifying the figurative language used in political debates hosted in the Greek Parliament between 2010 and 2015 in the context of Greek economic crisis. The analysis relies on a corpus of approximately 150,000 words comprising speeches delivered in the Greek Parliament on the eve of sanctioning the First, Second and Third Economic Adjustment Programs (Memoranda) for the provision of economic assistance to Greece. The approach follows the Critical Metaphor Analysis which integrates Cognitive Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, since it employs the methods of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) while analyzing the significance of metaphors in the given discourse and, consequently, their role in conceptualizing the Greek reality of the time. The analysis revolves around seven central issues: the debt, the economy, the measures / the agreement and its consequences, the country, the EU / the European allies and creditors, democracy and the society. Finally, the thesis attested shifts in the way conceptual mechanisms are used to elaborate the Greek debt crisis over the five-year period in question, which on most occasions follow the trend of the embodiment


81. Name: TOTA ANNA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Η αποτελεσματικότητα των ηλεκτρονικών γλωσσικών παιχνιδιών στην εμπέδωση του Γ2 λεξιλογίου
Dissertation title: The efficacy of online computer games in the consolidation of L2 vocabulary.
Supervisor: MATTHEOUDAKIS MARINA


82. Name: TSAIRIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Κριτική Ανάλυση Λόγου: Η Περίπτωση της Συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών στην Ελλάδα
Dissertation title: Critical Discourse Analysis: The Case of the Prespes Agreement in Greece
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS

Critical discourse analysis has known a lot of recognition recently in the linguistic community. It deals with the critical examination of every kind of discourse, written or spoken. There is no particular framework. Instead, there are three main approaches, the socio-cultural approach by Fairclough, the socio-cognitive approach by Van Dijk and the discourse-historical approach by Wodak. The main aim of these three approaches is the same since the goal of CDA is to find social inequalities and examine the ways these are shown in discourse. This thesis focuses on political discourse and regards the issue of the Prespes agreement in the Greek Parliament. The Prespes agreement refers to the name of what is now called North Macedonia. This had been a long-lasting issue between the two countries since the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991. Since then, it had brought turbulence and uproars between the two countries because both had wanted to protect their identity and history. This dispute over the name of Macedonia ended in 2018 with the signing of the official name of North Macedonia. However, there were many that disagreed with this decision in both countries. In this thesis, the parliamentary speeches of the two main political leaders in Greece, Kiriakos Mitsotakis (New Democracy) and Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA) were examined in the debate regarding the agreement. Wodak’s and Van Dijk’s approaches were used for the analysis. The focus was on the way presupposition, lexicalization and signification constructed the idea of the nation and whether there were any differences between the two politicians as well as the ideologies they represent. The results showed that the positive Self-presentation and the negative Other-presentation were prevalent in both speeches. However, there were major differences on the meanings that they assigned to the name of Macedonia and the lexical units they used to refer to North Macedonians which revealed their ideology and their notion of nation.


83. Name: TSOUKALA ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 28/8/2020
Dissertation title: Απόψεις και στάσεις Ελλήνων καθηγητών/τριών ως προς τη χρήση του δράματος, ως εκπαιδευτικό εργαλείο, στην ξενόγλωσση τάξη
Dissertation title: Greek teachers’ beliefs and attitude on the use of drama as an educational tool in the EFL classroom.
Supervisor: KITSI EKATERINI

The main purpose of this research is to investigate the beliefs and attitudes that Greek EFL teachers hold concerning drama as an educational tool in the foreign language teaching context. In order to investigate educators’ beliefs and attitudes, a mixed methods research was launched. During the first stage of the research, a questionnaire, in three different versions, was constructed. Depending on whether Greek EFL teachers use, do not use or have used at some point drama techniques but have abandoned this implementation, English language teachers were asked to complete the questionnaire that best depicted their current teaching situation. A total of 94 questionnaires was collected and then, the second phase of the research began. In the second qualitative phase, 14 EFL teachers participated in semi-structured personal interviews. The questionnaire data was analysed using the SPSS software, while the interview content was transcribed and translated. Both the quantitative and the qualitative data collected reveal that Greek EFL educators do not associate drama appropriateness with learner of specific age groups. What is more, the data collected prove a polarisation among the population of the research, since the participants either use or do not use drama in their teaching methodology with the number of educators having abandoned drama implementation being scarce in this research. Consequently, an attempt was made to define the main reasons why Greek EFL teachers do not implement drama activities in their lessons, what are the main reasons that those who have implemented drama in their lessons at some point in their teaching career have stopped its in-class use, and, finally, what are the main benefits and challenges that those educators who use drama in their lessons recognize. The difficulties that these educators have to deal with can be used as a springboard for further research and steps can be taken to alleviate these difficulties and facilitate teachers in their endeavour to incorporate drama in their teaching setting.


84. Name: STAVRIDOU AGLAIA
Graduation date: 25/8/2020
Dissertation title: Αυτή είναι η Αγγλία»: Υβριδικές Ταυτότητες και Πολυπολιτισμικοί Ξένοι στο “Brick Lane” της Monica Ali, “Fruit of the Lemon” της Andrea Levy και “White Teeth” της Zadie Smith
Dissertation title: “This is England”: Hybrid Selves and Multicultural Strangers in Monica Ali’s , “Brick Lane”, Andrea Levy’s “Fruit of the Lemon” and Zadie Smith’s “White Teeth”
Supervisor: EFTHIMIA YIANNOPOULOU


85. Name: GINDI ELENI
Graduation date: 20/8/2020
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση της Γραπτής Διορθωτικής Ανατροφοδότησης στη Γλωσσική Ανάπτυξη μαθητών μικρής ηλικίας κατά την εκμάθηση της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Effects of Written Corrective Feedback on Young Learners’ Development in EFL.
Supervisor: ELENI AGATHOPOULOU

Research on error correction suggests that teachers are inclined to provide corrective feedback to learners and that learners are positive in receiving it. However, the question that remains concerns the type of feedback that is appropriate for each learner error category. The present semi-longitudinal case study investigates the differential effect of two types of written corrective feedback (WCF), namely direct (overt correction) and indirect (underlining), targeting to “treatable” and “untreatable” errors respectively. Two 10 year-old Greek learners of English as a foreign language who are at a low level of proficiency were recruited for our purpose. Initially the learners were administered a standardized placement test. The data consist of 88 essays on journal writing, 44 of them untimed and produced in the beginning of the experiment (pre-test essay session) which they revised (the treatable errors treated with indirect corrective feedback in form of underlining) and/or attended to their errors (untreatable errors treated with direct feedback). After each pre-test essay revision they attended mini classes involving grammar explanation, metalinguistic information. Then, they produced 44 timed post-test essays on the same topics. Finally, the participants were required to deliver 4 delayed post-test essays on new pieces of writing. The results revealed that both types of WCF were significantly effective in promoting L2 development. Learners’ views on receiving WCF were also examined. Our findings suggest that indirect WCF seems to be more efficient than direct due to the declared preference of both participants towards the uncoded correction in form of underlining. The possible effect of individual differences is also discussed.


86. Name: KIKIOPOULOU ATHINA
Graduation date: 20/8/2020
Dissertation title: Εκφάνσεις του φαινομένου της τελικής βαρύτητας (End-weight) σε ελληνικά διώνυμα.
Dissertation title: End-weight manifestations in Greek binomials
Supervisor: IOANNA TOPINTZI


87. Name: LADOUKAKIS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 20/8/2020
Dissertation title: Κριτική Ανάλυση Λόγου στη Βρετανική Πολιτική σκηνή: η υπόθεση του Brexit
Dissertation title: Critical Discourse Analysis in British politics: The Case of Brexit
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS


88. Name: MPETSIOU EMANOUELA-CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 20/8/2020
Dissertation title: Λεκτικοί συνειρμοί: Σύγκριση των λεκτικών μοτίβων στα Ελληνικά ως Γ1 και Γ2.
Dissertation title: Word associations: an insight into verbal behavior patterns in Greek as L1 and L2
Supervisor: MARINA MATTHEOUDAKIS

The present paper aims to investigate the types of verbal behavior patterns that native and nonnative speakers of Greek tend to make in Greek as L1 and L2, respectively, while also to shed light on whether or not the frequency of prompt words exerts an influential role on the type of response provision. The word association test was administered to a group of L2 adult learners of Greek as well as to a group of three classes of L1 primary school children – fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Both L1 and L2 sets were at the same level of language competence (B1-B2). The findings of this survey indicate that in general both groups had a tendency to form paradigmatic associations. The L1 group exhibited a higher number of paradigmatic and syntagmatic connections as opposed to the L2 informants who demonstrated a stronger tendency for clang responses than the group of natives. The frequency variable seemed to affect response provision mainly for the moderately frequent stimuli, since for both L1 and L2 groups paradigmatic associations decreased, while also syntagmatic and clang responses increased for stimuli of high to moderate frequency. With certain exceptions in the L2 group, these tendencies did not continue to the infrequent stimuli indicating that further research is needed.


89. Name: ARGYRIOU MARIA
Graduation date: 25/7/2020
Dissertation title: Από το περιμένοντας τον Γκοντό του Σάμιουελ Μπέκετ στο περί τυφλότητας του Ζοζέ Σαραμάγκου: η κατασκευή της κοινωνικής πραγματικότητας και η αναπαράσταση της ανθρώπινης πάλης
Dissertation title: From Samuel Beckett’s waiting for Godot to Jose Saramago’ s blindness: construction of social reality and reproduction of human struggle
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

The dissertation, titled 'From Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot to Jose Saramago’ s Blindness: Construction of Social Reality and Reproduction of Human Struggle,’ focuses on a comparative analysis between the play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Jose Saramago's novel Blindness. Specifically, the writing techniques of both Beckett and Saramago are analyzed despite the fact that the two works of literature belong to different literary genres. It becomes clear that the issues that concern Beckett–a reflection of the needs and wounds of the society in the middle of the twentieth century– continue to concern Saramago at the end of the same century: human relations, governments that expose people to danger, but also the brutalization of the individual in harsh living conditions. Both books consist of (anti)heroes who, in the end, manage to survive just because they remain united, having as their primary concern their need for companionship. This dissertation attempts an analysis of the historical, political and social parameters of the time as well as of the literary movements that developed then. More specifically, i focus on the Avant-Garde, from which the Theatre of the Absurd was born, as a result of the anger and frustration of people after the First and Second World War but also on the dictatorial regime under which Saramago lived, which influenced his literature. The main thematic areas of the analysis are the fragmented and repetitive language, which Beckett has his heroes-antiheroes use in a stagnant attempt to communicate, and their absence of memory, which reinforces their inability to communicate in a non-existent time-place. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the peculiar way of writing that prevails in Blindness, characterized by an unrestrained verbosity. The place and time are also undefined here, creating the sense of timelessness and universality in the novel. As for memory, the characters here forget their good manners as soon as their life becomes difficult. Both authors create ‘hybrids’ of humans and animals, proving that when people are isolated from social conventions, their animalistic nature emerges. Furthermore, this dissertation attempts to analyze the meaning of the Other in both books in order to prove that the characters are not only interdependent, but that on the Other they reflect themselves, as Paul Ricoeur notes in Oneself as Another. Finally, the analysis focuses on the concept of Panopticism, coined by Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of Prison, in order to explain the forms of control and the ways of enforcing discipline in these imaginary societies where time, place, language and memory lose meaning and open up to the reader's need for interpretation. It thus becomes clear that the specific ways of writing that have been discussed here, work on multiple levels and manage to highlight the deep rifts in social structures and human relationships.


90. Name: FANARA CHAIDO
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: "Όλο το Καλοκαίρι σε μια Μέρα": Αλληλεπι-δρώντας με το Περιβάλλον και τους Άλλους μέσα από τη Λογοτεχνία. Ένας Φάκελος Εργασιών για τη Διδασκαλία της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας
Dissertation title: "All Summer in a Day": Inter-acting with the Εnvironment and Others through Literature and Drama. An EFL Teaching Portfolio
Supervisor: KITSI EKATERINI

The use of literature in EFL has long been praised for its benefits, but little is done to incorporate it in the Greek classroom. This portfolio is an experiment on how literature in EFL can boost learner motivation, improve their critical thinking, and make them better readers both in and outside the classroom, while also enhancing their language skills. It was created based on my philosophy of teaching, and theories and techniques regarding the implementation of literature in EFL, such as those by Lazar, Showalter, Dunning, Rosenblatt, Carter and Long. The literary work “All Summer in a Day” was used to create a series of six lessons, focusing on the interrelationship between setting and character and how we may be shaped by the environment around us. The implementation of the lessons in the classroom proved highly beneficial for the learners, who offered positive feedback, made choices and judgements based on the story, were sensitized towards the phenomenon of bullying and understood the effect of setting on character—drawing from literature to better understand their own life.


91. Name: KASILOURI SOTIRIA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση διαφορετικών ειδών ανατροφοδότησης σε λάθη μαθητών της Αγγλικής γλώσσας: Μια μελέτη περίπτωσης
Dissertation title: The effect of different types of corrective feedback on errors in EFL: A case study
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

This case study explored the effectiveness of different corrective feedback types on three distinct grammatical morphemes. A series of tests was administered to the two participants (twin brothers) consisting of two tasks, one oral elicited imitation task and one grammaticality judgment test, to check their performance on articles, past tense and third-person agreement. After the administration of the pre-test, both participants received intensive correction on the three structures during the course of five lessons. Explicit feedback was selected for articles, elicitation for past tense and emphatic recasts for third-person agreement errors. The corrective feedback episodes along with the learners’ uptake were transcribed. After the intervention, the immediate post-test was carried out which was identical to the pre-test. Three dictogloss and three writing tasks were offered to the two participants after the post-test and the delayed one was administered three months after the immediate one. No significant improvement was found on either participant’s performance on the three tests; however, a significant difference was noted on their scores concerning past tense and third-person agreement. No significant difference was observed in the dictogloss or the three writing tasks between the two participants, and no difference was found in the cases of repair regarding oral and written language


92. Name: MARGARITI SOFIA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Χαρακτηριστικά της μικροδομής και την μακροδομής των προφορικών αφηγήσεων νεαρών μαθητών της Αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας στην Ελλάδα και η επίδραση εσωτερικών και εξωτερικών παραγόντων
Dissertation title: Feature of micro- and macro-structure in the oral narratives of young EFL learners in Greece: Effects of internel and external factors
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

The topic of the present MA thesis, is to investigate how the period of input to English as a foreign language, has affected the oral narrative capacities of young EFL learners. Using three different stories to elicit verbal narrative responses of children aged 9-12 years old, this paper examines characteristics of the micro- and macro-structure of story retelling. Specifically, it tests the grammatical complexity, the words number, the types of words, the content, the organisation of sentences and the fluency of the oral sentences produced, and compares the results of two grades of Primary School in Greece. An important factor that this research takes into consideration, is the period of time the participants have been exposed to English, as it examines the correlation between the time of exposure to the language and the oral narratives produced. Due to the small number of participants in this research, the story retelling tasks are examined in a thorough, as well as, in an intensive manner, in order to fully acquire an overview of the achievement of the students in the tasks. The results are later reinforced by the N-Back working memory task, through which results on whether working memory assists the production of narratives with high complexity or not are presented. Different working memory spans are examined to see how the linguistic variables produced differ.


93. Name: MEIMARIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Ανάλυση Συνομιλίας: Παραδείγματα Εναλλαγής Κώδικα από Λογαριασμούς Ελλήνων Χρηστών του Μέσου Κοινωνικής Δικτύωσης Instagram
Dissertation title: Conversational Analysis of Code-Switching Examples of Online Posts from Greek Instagram Accounts
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU - GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

Nobody can surely state when and where language contact first occurred, but it became of utmost importance for the human communication and is a phenomenon still evident in the 21st century (Thomason, 2001). Language contact is considered to be the use of two or more languages in the same place at the same time. Ιt is believed that the English language constitutes an example of language contact in the modern world, since it has adopted borrowings from other languages and vice versa. Nowadays, as a result of the extensive use of the Internet, English is one of the most important and widely used languages both online and offline. In addition, regarding, the case of the Greek community, which is considered to be a primarily monolingual community, the acquisition of the English language is promoted both in the public and the private sector and numerous Greek speakers tend to use English borrowings in their everyday speech online and offline, even though there are Greek equivalents available (Tatsioka 2010). Therefore, it appears that the Anglo-American dominance in the fields of technology, science and entertainment (Androutsopoulos 2007), along with the promotion of the foreign language learning in the Greek community, have resulted in the emergence of language contact phenomena such as Code-switching (Tatsioka, 2010).Code-switching is a common language contact phenomenon found in bilingual and multilingual communities and has been defined as the alternative use between two or more languages (Clyne, 1987). The aim of the present study is to present and to illustrate the underlying reasons explaining the use of Code-switching between English and Greek, in the online context of the social networking site of Instagram. For the purpose of study, data were gathered from Instagram accounts of four female and four male Greek Instagram users, and were analyzed and categorized based on the Conversational Analysis approach proposed by Auer (1984) and the Code-switching typologies regarding their functions proposed by Tsilipakou (1999), Tsiplakou (2009) Hoffman (1991) and Georgakopoulou (2011). A digital ethnographic approach was also adopted for the present study, which facilitated the close examination, analysis and categorization of the data gathered, while the participants of the study were also interviewed, one-by-one, in order to explain the reasons that motivated them to employ Code-switching. Based on the findings of the study, Code-switching is employed for a variety of reasons, which cannot be analyzed superficially but need specific attention, since each user employed CS for specific reasons that often did not match the researcher’s original assumptions. However, some of the most frequent reasons that they employed Code-switching were: English terms are more popular than their Greek equivalents in online environments, they express humor, they are meant to be precise and express in-group solidarity.


94. Name: MICHALOPOULOU THEOLOGIA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Διδασκαλία και Εκμάθηση Αγγλικών μέσω διαδικτυακών μαθημάτων: Έρευνα σε Έλληνες Καθηγητές και Μαθητές της Αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας μέσω διαδικτύου
Dissertation title: Teaching and Learning English Online: A Research on Greek Online Teachers and Learners of EFL
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI

The present dissertation investigates the views that educators and students hold towards teaching and learning English in Greece through exclusively synchronous online courses, a learning environment spread as a result of the rapid development of technology and the increasing demand for foreign language learning and certification. For this purpose, a quantitative research was conducted in which 93 online EFL learners and 56 online teachers answered two different questionnaires. The results indicated that factors such as the participants’ place of permanent residence, the comfortable working environment, the easy access, and the convenient attendance affect students’ and instructors’ decision to turn to online education. Participants’ attitude towards online courses is primarily positive as both groups’ rates of satisfaction and motivation indicate. Online courses are considered as equally effective by both instructors and learners. Nevertheless, both groups recognize the limited popularity that such courses have in Greece and suggest the establishment of specialized training courses for online tutors and the increase of advertising so as to improve the quality of online EFL instruction. Finally, technical issues and long hours of working on a computer are the biggest difficulties that online students and teachers face respectively. The first reported that their greatest fear is the quality of the courses, while the latter indicated fears of exposure and fraud.


95. Name: MOUSTAKA GRIGORIA-IRINI
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Αξιολόγηση φορητών εφαρμογών για μαθητές με δυσλεξία στην εκμάθηση της αγγλικής ως ξένη γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Evaluation of mobile applications for learners with dyslexia in English as a foreign language (EFL)
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI

Dyslexia is the most common language-based learning difficulty (Riddick, Wolfe & Lumsdon, 2002). Learners with dyslexia experience difficulties in learning English as a foreign language due to its complex phonology in relation to orthography. Mobile technology and specifically mobile applications are means through which learners can be substantially assisted and overcome possible problems. There are numerous applications claiming to assist learners with dyslexia in English language learning and teachers in the teaching process. However, users should be quite critical regarding the extent to which these applications constitute appropriate means for managing dyslexia. The present paper investigates whether there are useful applications for dyslexia in the marketplace, sets the criteria for evaluating such tools and finally presents an evaluation of applications in order to reach a conclusion regarding their effectiveness and the appropriate characteristics the applications should feature. Applications from both iOS and Android systems were used and explored and ten of the most dyslexia-centred ones were evaluated according to the criteria established. The results demonstrated that there is lack of suitable applications which cater for the needs of students with dyslexia and can actually generate positive outcomes. Most of them require some sort of payment and they are inadequate considering the progress of technology and acquisition of knowledge regarding the topic of dyslexia. Thus, there is an urgent need for creation of new accessible and effective applications.


96. Name: PAPADOPOULOU ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Παίζοντας το παιχνίδι της κοκκινοσκουφίτσας στην τάξη των αγγλικών
Dissertation title: Gamifying Little Red Riding Hood in the EFL classroom
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

As part of my Master's thesis ‘Language, Literature and Digital Media in Education’, the purpose of my essay ‘Gamifying Little Red Riding Hood in the EFL classroom’ is to study students and how they use technology to work on classical literary texts in English. All activities and videos are included in a separate section in an online Portfolio created for the purpose of this portfolio. Students were asked to take part in a game, escape room or otherwise interactive escape game based on the story of the well-known fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. In this game, students using their tablets have to search for items in the room and solve puzzles in order to save the game's heroes. All activities to be completed through the tablet were designed through educational sites and internet access is required. Each activity that students need to complete is based on grammar and vocabulary, based on students' already existing knowledge, and is a repetition of the material covered up until the day of the game. For example, activities include feeling the gaps, matching, reading comprehension questions, and other types of online exercises. Before and after the game activities were also used to better consolidate the game. This project was designed for students in the third grade of Anatolia Elementary School in A1-A1 + CEFR level


97. Name: PAPANASTASIOU AVRA
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Η Σχέση ανάμεσα στα Παραμύθια και την Ανάπτυξη των Δεξιοτήτων Γραπτού Λόγου στην Τάξη των Αγγλικών
Dissertation title: The Relationship between Fairytales and the Development of Writing Skills in the EFL Classroom
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANH

There is a considerable number of studies which have shown that storytelling can have a great impact on the development of learners’ receptive and productive EFL skills. The current dissertation aims at investigating specifically whether or not fairy tales can help EFL students improve their writing skills. To be more specific, it examines whether or not the integration of fairy tales into the EFL curriculum can enhance learners’ motivation to produce written language more confidently and lead to their writing of higher quality stories in terms of advancements in organization, structure, cohesion, coherence, and vocabulary. For the study’s purpose, eight 90-minute lessons were planned and conducted to 28 students (17 girls and 11 boys) of a private English language school. During the lessons, the students were exposed and had the opportunity to analyze in detail two fairy tales (titled “Cinderella” and “The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs”). Moreover, an instrument of quantitative data collection –namely an online self-administered questionnaire– was adopted and a quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test design was employed. Prior to the teaching session, the participants/students had to produce a short story, while after intervention, the researcher asked them to complete both a questionnaire and a post-test in order to monitor the effect of the educational materials in question (i.e. fairy-tales) upon them. The tests’ scoring was based on the utilization of ESL Composition Profile (a.k.a. Jacob’s Scoring Rubric) and compared to their performance on the pre-test, the students’ post-tests showed a significant writing advancement, as their vast majority seemed to have acquired planning skills and improved in terms of both organization and structure


98. Name: SIDIROPOULOU FOTINI
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Τεχνικές εκπαιδευτικού δράματος στη διδασκαλία ξένης γλώσσας σε άτομα με αναπηρία
Dissertation title: Drama in education techniques in EFL classes for students with disability
Supervisor: KITSI EKATERINI

This dissertation explores the impact of drama techniques as means to promote language learning and the social skills of students with cognitive disability when incorporated in an EFL classroom. In order to investigate that, a qualitative research with two single case studies was conducted on a 27-year-old woman with Down syndrome and a 26-year-old man with Asperger’s syndrome. The study had a total duration of 1.5 months and took place in Sotiras, a rehabilitation and creative engagement center for people with various disabilities located in Thessaloniki during April and May 2019. Two cycles of lessons, with four 45-minute lessons each were created to test the hypotheses: the first cycle did not include drama techniques to serve as a basis for comparison, while the second cycle did. The findings indicate that drama techniques can benefit students with Down and Asperger’s syndrome promote both their language learning and their social skills. Future research should be conducted using this study as basis to further investigate this issue in order to shed more light on how to better incorporate drama techniques in an EFL classroom with students who have disabilities


99. Name: TSALGINI CHRISI
Graduation date: 10/4/2020
Dissertation title: Απόκτηση λεξιλογίου στο μάθημα των Αγγλικών ως ξένη γλώσσα μέσω ψηφιακής αφήγησης: με τη χρήση του Μικρού Πρίγκιπα
Dissertation title: EFL vocabulary acquisition through digital storytelling: the case of Little Prince
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI

The process of learning new vocabulary in a foreign language is very important and also similar to first language vocabulary acquisition. However, incidental learning does not seem to be efficient in acquiring and retaining new words when English is taught as a foreign language. The primary cause is that students receive limited amount of input, mostly during lesson time and the fact that teachers tend to resort to the common first language when there is a communication gap. This, along with the use methods that have not been updated for years, minimises the possibilities for successful learning outcomes. Research supports that learning new words in context can be very beneficial and technology incorporation has proven to bridge the gaps towards more updated methods. Therefore, the aim of this research paper is to seek and investigate the effectiveness between traditional and digital storytelling in foreign language vocabulary acquisition and examine the effect of gender, word classes and repetition on this subject. In order to shed more light on this topic a classroom-based research was held in the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos, with 33 5th graders. The participants were divided into two groups; the experimental group (18 students) that was taught the story digitally and the control group (15 students) that was taught the same story through traditional storytelling. Acquisition was measured through multiple lexical tests administered before and after the interventions (pre-test, immediate post-test and delayed post-test) and the results were analysed quantitatively on SPSS. The results indicated overall better performance of the experimental group, while the gender of the students, the type and repetition of words did not seem to play an important role when learning new words. Despite the small sample, the findings of this study are in line with the tendencies of the new era, which is in favour of technology use in language learning and they point out the need for further investigation towards more successful approaches for vocabulary acquisition.


100. Name: KARANIKA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 8/4/2020
Dissertation title: Ανάπτυξη ηλεκτρονικών παιχνιδιών και ιστοσελίδων για παιδιά και εφήβους για τη διδασκαλία της αγγλικής γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Developing wbsites and games for children and adolescentsfor the EFL classroom
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

Digital literature has started claiming its own unique and valuable role in education. Len Unsworth’s E-literature for Children: Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning (2005) has set the ground for the appreciation of e-literature and the introduction of digital literary texts in the classroom. Even though the benefits of incorporating electronic literature in teaching are many and significant, teachers may consider it as a challenging task; the electronic literature resources available for educational purposes are rather limited or even scarce. Electronic literature seems to still stand at the periphery of language teaching. Focusing in this paper on the educational potential of electronic literary texts, I will attempt to comment on the dynamic visual and auditory experience they offer as regards their gaming and hyperlinking potential when examined within an EFL educational context. With emphasis placed on young learners of low or intermediate level in English, I will touch upon the selection criteria and learning needs a teacher should take into consideration when using these works in the classroom. Taking the above into consideration, I have attempted to experiment with the implementation of a digital game and a webpage that could be deployed in the EFL classroom by designing my own examples while incorporating elements of electronic literary texts in them such as interactivity, multimodality, and non- linearity (Manresa and Real, 2015). My aim is to explain the theoretical framework around which I have developed the game and the webpage I propose in this dissertation, the specific learning objectives of the material proposed, and the skills promoted or practiced through them.


101. Name: PASSALI DESPINA
Graduation date: 1/4/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά στα ελληνικά αποσπάσματος του άρθρου The Anthropocene is a Joke του Peter Brannen
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English into Greek of an extract from the article The Anthropocene is a Joke by Peter Brannen
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

The present dissertation is an annotated translation from English into Greek of an extract from the Peter Brannen’s article entitled “The Anthropocene is a Joke”. In the article the author discusses the decision made by the Anthropocene Working Group to vote in favour of attributing the term “Anthropocene” to the geological epoch we live in since the mid-twentieth century, and expresses his objection on the matter. The first part of the dissertation, which is introductory, includes a presentation of the concepts of science communication and science journalism. At the same time, there is an attempt to briefly explore the specific field which is the object of the article in question. In the following part, the original text is presented opposite to its translation. In the third part, the glossary and the terminology documentation of sixty terms both in English and in Greek as well as the analysis of the documentation process is presented. Finally, in the last section we discuss the main translation difficulties encountered during the translation process. The present dissertation attempts to present some of the basic characteristics of science journalism and to point out some of the problems a translator needs to address when dealing with science journalism texts.


102. Name: VRATZIA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 25/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπάσματος από το βιβλίο "Λογοτεχνική Μετάφραση. Ιστορία. Θεωρία. Πολιτισμική Επίδραση." κεφ. 8, παρ 8.1 του Γιέρυ Άλμπρεχτ.
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of an excerpt from the book " Literarische Ubersetzung. Gesichte. Theorie. Kulturelle Wirkung." by Jorn Albrecht, chapter 8, § 8.1
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

The master’s dissertation presents the annotated translation of chapters 8 and 8.1 from Jorn Albrecht’s book “Literary Translation” from German into Greek. In the aforementioned chapters, the author introduces the readership to the history of literary translation using intertextual references from Don Quijote and the translation of Aesop’s fables by Marie de France and analyzes the terms and conditions for the creation of a job description of the literary translator. The purpose of the elaboration of an annotated translation as a diploma thesis in the framework of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program in the direction of translation, is the production of a functional and semantically correct translation, as well as the justification (documentation) of the translation techniques used during the translation process.


103. Name: ATHANASAKI SOFIA
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στη διερμηνεία στο ραδιόφωνο.
Dissertation title: Annotated interpretation within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” with emphasis on Radio Interpreting
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

The aim of the thesis was the annotation of the compulsory interpreting internship, which took place in the framework of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” (degree: Interpreting). At first, we mentioned briefly some important elements of the interpreting field in general and afterwards a more theoretical approach followed on interpreting in media and especially in radio (subject of the author’s internship). Moreover, the events in which the internship took place were mentioned in detail; all preparation and procedure stages were described; comments were made on any kind of difficulties that appeared during internship and possible solutions were suggested. Finally, we analyzed issues of special importance.


104. Name: FINDRILI ELENI
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στη διερμηνεία εξ αποστάσεως
Dissertation title: Annotated interpretation within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” with emphasis on remote interpreting
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present thesis depicts my acquired experience during the obligatory internship within the interpreting course of the joint postgraduate studies programme (J.P.P.S.) ‘‘Conference interpreting and translation’’ with emphasis on remote interpreting. The thesis includes a short introduction to the theoretical basis of remote interpreting, descriptions of every part of the internship, glossaries and additional material which were used for the preparation and during the internship. Lastly, signed evaluation forms (type of interpreting, venue, date, participants) are included in the Annex.


105. Name: FOTIADOU CHRISI
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμός διερμηνείας με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην κοινοτική διερμηνεία για ψυχολόγους
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting Process within the Internship of the J.P.P.S. 'Conference Interpreting and Translation" with special mention to community interpreting for psychologists
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL

Τhe aim of the present essay was to present the new needs that have arisen in the field of Community Interpreting in Europe due to the recent refugee crisis. At the beginning there is a short reference of the different kinds of Interpreting and a presentation of the current situation in Greece concerning Community Interpreting. There follows a description of a session between a specialist in mental health and a beneficiary with the physical presence of an interpreter with comments about the differences of sessions taking place in refugee shelters and the challenges the interpreter has to face during sessions. The present essay emphasizes on the importance non-verbal communication has in order to understand and deliver the oral message in a more holistic way.


106. Name: KALATZI OLGA
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία με έμφαση στη διερμηνεία στα όργανα Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης
Dissertation title: Commenting interpreting process with emphasis on interpreting in the EU institutions
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

'Interpretation' defines the conversion of a thought or expression from a source-language into an expression of a similar meaning to a target-language, either simultaneously in "real time" or gradually, when the speaker pauses after completing one or more sentences. In Europe, and in particular in the European Union, contributes to a better communication among the states with twenty-seven member-states (taking into consideration the recent withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU) and twenty-four official languages. During postgraduate studies in the Interdisciplinary Program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Interpretation and Translation, students ought to do their internship during the third semester. This student of this program, participated in the following: in an ERT broadcast for the 59th Thessaloniki Film Festival, in an international symposium entitled "Migration Narratives: Community Interpretation as a Means of Entry", and in a conference simulation in Strasbourg entitled "MEUS Strasburg 2019".


107. Name: NOUSI ANNA
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης με έμφαση στην προετοιμασία του διερμηνέα
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting Process within the Internship of the J.P.P.S. 'Conference Interpreting and Translation" with Special Mention to Interpreter Preparation
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The aim of the present thesis was to comment on the interpreting that took place within the framework of the internship for the master’s degree and to emphasize on the importance of the preparation of the interpreter. In addition, we presented in details the occasions in which the interpreting took place and we described the circumstances and the difficulties we encountered during this task. Furthermore, we analyzed the performance of the interpreter according to her previous preparation and how these two factors are connected.


108. Name: VASILOPOULOU ANDRIANA
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης με έμφαση στις διαφορές μεταξύ διαδοχικής και ταυτόχρονης διερμηνείας
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting Process within the Internship of the J.P.P.S. 'Conference Interpreting and Translation" with emphasis on the differences between consecutive and simoultaneous interpretation
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

Aim of the present master thesis was the analytical description of the work experience placement that took place during the second year of studies in the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme in Conference Interpreting and Translation of the Aristotle University (Interpreting course). The different chapters of this thesis contain descriptions of the conferences and events where I participated; analytical information is provided about the speakers, the working conditions and the difficulties I encountered, as well as the methods used to overcome these difficulties. Special emphasis is placed on the differences between consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. Last but not least, some basic conclusions are drawn concerning the work experience placement itself.


109. Name: ZOUVANIS NIKOLAS
Graduation date: 24/2/2020
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης, με έμφαση στη διερμηνεία μη-φυσικών ομιλητών
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting Process within the Internship of the J.P.P.S. 'Conference Interpreting and Translation" with emphasis on interpreting non-native speakers
Supervisor: WIEDENMAIER ANTHI
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

This paper consists of two parts and focuses on the annotation of the interpretation, which took place in the last part of the Postgraduates Studies Program Conference Interpreting of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and was held with the participation of students in a series of conferences during the academic year 2018-2019. In the first part of the paper, which deals with the interpretation of non-natural speakers, a brief reference is made to the different types of interpretation and the issue that arises when interpreters are asked to work with non-native speakers of a language. The second part includes the analysis of the conferences in which the practicing interpreters participated. Finally, conclusions are made in relation to the experience gained by the trainee from his participation in the conferences. At the end, the material used in the preparation of each conference is presented in the form of an appendix, as well as the evaluation forms of the conference organizers, in the two cases that were completed.


110. Name: NONA GEORGIOU ATHINA
Graduation date: 12/2/2020
Dissertation title: Ο Χώρος ως Κοινωνικό Προϊόν στο Dogville: Ένας Διάλογος Μεταξύ δύο Ηπείρων
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE


111. Name: MPOULE KONSTANTINA-MARIA
Graduation date: 28/1/2020
Dissertation title: Πέρα από τις Αφηγήσεις Αιχμαλωσίας: Η περίπτωση του Ο Συλλέκτης του Τζον Φάουλς και Η Μυστική Γραφή του Σεμπάστιαν Μπάρυ
Dissertation title: Beyond Captivity Narratives: The Case of Jowles' The Collector and Sebastian Barry's The Secret Sculpture.
Supervisor: YIANNOPOULOU EFTHIMIA

The present thesis analyses two examples of modern captivity narratives, which surpass the standards of such writings. Each novel revolves around the two main characters, namely the victims and their captors, focusing on their interaction and complicated relationship. It could be seen as an analysis of similarities and differences between them, but for the realization that the latter are far fewer than what is expected. The thesis demonstrates that their similarities extend further than what was initially thought. They are all victims of social, religious and educational cliches which their social environment dictated upon them and their upbringing solidified. The main difference is that, rather surprisingly, it is the captives, the two women, who succeed in escaping from them. They prove themselves to be the stronger member of each pair, significantly more resilient and adaptable even to such extreme conditions as they find themselves in, an underground cell in a remote cottage in Fowles’ novel and a psychiatric institution in Barry’s book. They each use the time of their entrapment to acquire a greater insight into their world and, most importantly, into themselves. Their writings provide them with a means of escape, as they mentally return to the outside world, to their past lives, which they present with a profound understanding. They even rationalize their current situation which their captors are evidently unable to do so. Considering their writings from a different angle, it can be surmised that the women relinquish their imprisoned state and are ‘elevated’ to that of the narrator, who has the power to disclose or conceal facts and truths as they please. Their captors, in comparison, seem powerless pawns, passive readers of their stories and equally victims of that situation. They become trapped in the same places as the women-victims which they seem unwilling, even powerless to escape from, figuratively at first, but even literally in the end.


112. Name: KOKORI MARIA
Graduation date: 20/1/2020
Dissertation title: "Ν' αγαπάς μαναχά τ' απαλά και τ' ασάλευτα. Έχουμε χρέος να συγκεντρώσουμε όλη τη οργή": Ο Οδυσσέας Ελύτης και ο Γιάννης Ρίτσος ς μεταφραστής του Πωλ Ελυάρ.
Dissertation title: Odysseas Elytis and Giannis Ritsos as translators of Paul Eluard
Supervisor: ARAMPATZIDOU ELENI

The aim of the present thesis was the study of the translations of the French Paul Eluard’s poems, made by the Greek poets Odysseas Elytis and Giannis Ritsos. First, an introduction to the prevailing translation theories was attempted. Then, we focused on the characteristics of Paul Eluard’s poetics in order to proceed to the comparative study of the translations, taking into consideration the distinct characteristics of each Greek poet. It was of great importance to codify the basic elements of Eluard’s poetics and integrate the Greek translations into their historical-literary context as well as in each poet’s literary course. Furthermore, we proceeded to the citation and analysis of a representative sample of translated poems by both Elytis and Ritsos. In addition, we comparatively approached the two samples so as to detect the poets’ translation techniques, the degree to which they stick to the original poem, to the extent that this is possible, and finally the extent to which they leave their personal mark as translators. Concluding, taking into account the fact that a successful literary translation starts with the choice of the original text, Odysseas Elytis chose to translate Eluard’s poems that were existentially themed, whereas Giannis Ritsos translated poems that had a clear sociopolitical orientation, choices that prove what was Elytis’ and Ritso’s direction not only as translators but also as poets


113. Name: STELLA ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 22/11/2019
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στο πεδίο της νόσου κοιλιοκάκη
Dissertation title: IATE technology project in the domain of coeliac disease
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

Communication among the members of a society is achieved with a common language. The evolution of societies and, by extension, science and technology, follows the need to create new concepts and terms in order to achieve communication. In this thesis, the need to find and record terms in the field of celiac disease and more specifically in the subfield of chemistry is thoroughly examined. The field of celiac disease was selected on the basis of a proposal by the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (TermCord), as it has been considered essential to enrich the IATE’s term base in this field, both in Greek and in English. The subfield was chosen so as to limit the research and make it more specific. The terms were searched and found after examining various types of texts using key words, yielding, in the end, positive results and a deeper knowledge in the field of celiac disease and the subfield of chemistry


114. Name: GIALAMA ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 8/11/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από το βιβλίο "Literarische Ubersetzung" του Albrecht Jorn από τη γερμανική στην ελληνική γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of an extract from the book of Albrecht Jorn "Literarische Ubersetzung", from German into Greek
Supervisor: Tsokaktsidou Dimitra
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

Aim of the present master thesis was the creation of a functional and equivalent translation of a specialized text from German into Greek, taking into consideration the communicative context, the type and the purpose of the text, as well as the cultural and linguistic characteristics of each language. This thesis consists of two parts: theory and practice. In the theoretical part have been analyzed the communicative circumstances both of the source-text and the target-text. There were also references to Skopos theory of Katharina Reiss and HansVermeer and the text analysis of Christiane Nord. Furthermore, bible translation history and the dilemma of bible translators, between literal and free translation, were also mentioned and examined. The practical part includes the translation, the glossary with the terms collected from the text and the documentation of their meaning. In the practical part are also included the analysis of translation problems arose during translation process and the presentation of the way they have been approached and handled. Conclusion of this thesis is that theory and practice are interrelated, because theory is the basis of translator’s choices and decisions during translation process.


115. Name: SKOUFA IOANNA
Graduation date: 8/11/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση μέρους του κεφαλαίου "Ein Dandy "bester Zucht" του Rainer Kohlmayer από το βιβλίο Literatur und Theater, Traditionen und Konventionen als Problem der Dramenubersetzung.
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of a part of Rainer's Kohlmayer's chapter"Ein Dandy "bester Zucht" from the book Literatur und Theater, Traditionen und Konventionen als Problem der Dramenubersetzung.
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


116. Name: DELIGIORGI EVANGELIA-PINELOPI
Graduation date: 6/11/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα EN σε EL αποσπάσματων του «Eye Tracking in Audiovisual Translation Research» του Jan Louis Kruger από το βιβλίο The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation Studies σε επιμέλεια του Luis Perez-Gonzalez
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from English to Greek of extracts from the chapter "Eye Tracking in Audiovisual Translation Research" by Jan Louis Kruger from the book The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation Studies, edited by Luis Perez Gonzalez
Supervisor: Apostolou Fotini
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation from English to Greek of four extracts from the chapter entitled “Eye tracking in audiovisual translation research” by Jan-Louis Kruger, which is a part of the book The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation edited by Luis Perez-Gonzalez. The chapter outlines the basic principles of the use of eye tracking methodologies in the research of audiovisual texts. The first part of the thesis focuses on a brief presentation of this technology aς well as on the text and linguistic analysis of both the source and the target text and the identification of the communication circumstances. The original text is presented opposite to its translation, then follow the glossary and the terminology documentation as well as the analysis of the documentation process. The thesis concludes with the analysis of the translation problems and difficulties encountered during the translation process and how they were addressed


117. Name: MPISIA DIMITRA
Graduation date: 29/10/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση (EN,EL) - Απόσπασμα από το βιβλίο «Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men» της Caroline Criado-Perez
Dissertation title: Annotated translation (EN,EL) - Excerpt from the book "Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men" by Caroline Criado Perez
Supervisor: Apostolou Fotini
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The current postgraduate paper is an annotated translation of excerpts of the 6th chapter from the book Invisible women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez from English into Greek. The writer brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate how the bias scientific data form a society that excludes women and make them invisible. The translated excerpts reveal the data gap about their occupational health and the impact this has on their health and well-being. Initially, the text is examined according to Katharina Reiss's text analysis followed by the presentation of the theoretical framework concerning feminist translation, linguistic sexism and gender representation in the Greek language. Then, the original text is presented opposite of its translation, followed by the glossary and the terminology documentation. The textual and linguistic analysis of the original text comes next accompanied with the presentation of the research methodology. Furthermore, there is an analysis of the translation difficulties encountered in the text on a lexical, morphosyntactic, pragmatic and stylistic level along with the way they were addressed. Finally, the annex, provides a sample of an ad hoc text corpora that helped decoding the terminology and phraseology of the subject fields.


118. Name: MPOTZA ELENI
Graduation date: 23/10/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπάσματος του άρθρου "Regulatory considerations for the Clinical and Research use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (+DCS): Review and recommendations from an expert panel" των Fregni κ.συν. από EN στα EL
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the article “Regulatory Considerations for the Clinical and Research Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): review and recommendations from an expert panel”
Supervisor: Apostolou Fotini
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This thesis includes the annotated translation of part of the article “Regulatory Considerations for the Clinical and Research Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): review and recommendations from an expert panel” and aims to examine the scope of Greek literature and terminology in the field of transcranial stimulation with the use of electricity. These are non-invasive methods of stimulating the brain used to a growing extent in several sectors, such as neurology and psychiatry, for clinical and research purposes. The authors of the article review the regulatory framework of tDCS, and examine the side effects and the efficacy of the method, based on data collected by several countries. The use of the aforementioned method in Greece is still limited, which makes the search for relevant data and experiences extremely interesting and challenging. In this thesis we examine the extent of the use of English terminology in Greek texts concerning this field, we analyse the difficulties in the translation process and we create a glossary of the terms encountered in the article


119. Name: DEMIRTZIDOU IOANNA-MARIA
Graduation date: 26/9/2019
Dissertation title: Κοινωνιογλωσσική ανάπτυξη και πραγματολογική παρεμβολή υπό το πρίσμα της μετάφρασης στην εκμάθηση ξένων γλωσσών
Dissertation title: The Use of Translation n Language Learning: Focusing on the Elements of Sociolinguistic Development and Pragmatic Transfer
Supervisor: Palaiologoso Konstantinos
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The aim of the present diploma thesis is to investigate the framework in which translation has been used as a teaching tool in foreign language education in the past and in the present with the purpose to present and assess the specific methodologies that have been applied as well as recommend new ways of translation use as an education tool in the modern world. The thesis will focus on the benefits of translation as a teaching tool at the level of sociolinguistic competence and pragmatic competence that are usually ignored in foreign language education giving their place to the memorization of grammar rules and vocabulary. Specific factors will be taken into consideration in our effort to prove that translation needs to be supported methodologically if it is to be used as an education tool. The present study hopes to prove that the specific topic refers to all language combinations


120. Name: MELADAKI MARIA
Graduation date: 26/9/2019
Dissertation title: Συγκριτική ανάλυση των μεταφράσεων της Σύμβασης του Συμβουλίου της Ευρώπης για τα Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα και τη Βιοϊατρική (Σύμβαση του Οβιέδο) για την ενσωμάτωση της σύμβασης στην ελληνική και στην κυπριακή έννομη τάξη
Dissertation title: Comparative analysis of the translations of the Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention) for its integration into the Greek and Cypriot legal order respectively
Supervisor: Paleologos Konstantinos
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

International conventions, after signature by the contracting States, are translated and published in the official languages of the contracting States, in order to form part of the national legislation. The Council of Europe Convention entitled “Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine” (Oviedo Convention) has been signed by Greece and Cyprus and then, it was translated and officially published, in order to complete the ratification process. The present thesis analyzes the differences between the translations for the Greek and the Cypriot legal order respectively, in relation with the linguistic features of the legal order each text will be incorporated into


121. Name: RANTOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 24/9/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από την Αγγλική στην Ελληνική Γλώσσα Αποσπάσματος του Επιστημονικού Άρθρου με Τίτλο: «Alzheimer's Disease»
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation from English into Greek of Excerpt of the Article: “Alzheimer’s Disease”
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present paper is an annotated translation from English to Greek of part of the article entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease”. Firstly, the translation of the article was presented, followed by the glossary of terms and the term validation. Furthermore, there was an extensive reference to the stages of research, the translation issues and the steps that were taken to solve them


122. Name: ALEXANDRIDOU ELEFTHERIA
Graduation date: 20/9/2019
Dissertation title: Ορολογική εργασία στις Ιατρικές Θεματικές Επικεφαλίδες (MeSH), σε συνεργασία με τη μονάδα SIMED του πανεπιστημιακού νοσοκομείου της Γενεύης
Dissertation title: Terminology work in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), in collaboration with the Medical Information Sciences Division (SIMED) of the University Hospital of Geneva
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The purpose of this master’s thesis is to research and investigate part of the Medical Subject Headings’ terminology. Medical Subject Headings, which are created and updated by the USA National Library of Medicine (NLM), are a comprehensive controlled vocabulary that serves the purposes of indexing articles of medical journals and books. Terminological work was carried out in the field of medicine and in particular of anatomy, with working languages being English, Greek and French. A total of 139 terms were registered in Excel sheets. In order to illustrate the conceptual relationships developed between the terms, there were also created the according ontologies.


123. Name: ANTONIOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 20/9/2019
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στο πεδίο της νόσου κοιλιοκάκη
Dissertation title: IATE technology project in the domain of coeliac disease
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL

Η παρούσα διπλωματική εργασία εκπονήθηκε στο πλαίσιο του Διατμηματικού Προγράμματος Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με κατεύθυνση τη Μετάφραση σε συνεργασία με τη Μονάδα Συντονισμού Ορολογίας του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου με απώτερο στόχο τον εμπλουτισμό της βάσης ορολογικών δεδομένων ΙΑΤΕ. Πρόκειται για ένα σχέδιο ορολογίας στο πεδίο της νόσου της κοιλιοκάκης, και συγκεκριμένα στα υποπεδία της κλινικής εικόνας και της διαφορικής διάγνωσης. Κατά την εκπόνηση του παρόντος σχεδίου ορολογίας έγινε εξαγωγή και τεκμηρίωση 50 όρων στα υποπεδία που αναφέρθηκαν παραπάνω για το γλωσσικό ζεύγος ελληνικά-αγγλικά. Αρχικά, καταρτίστηκαν σώματα αυθεντικών κειμένων για τις δύο γλώσσες και ακολούθησε η διαδικασία εξαγωγής της ορολογίας με τη χρήση του εργαλείου Sketchengine. Η τεκμηρίωση περιλαμβάνει την συμπλήρωση πληροφοριών για τις εξής κατηγορίες: πηγή όρου, ορισμός, πηγή ορισμού, επεξηγηματικό συγκείμενο και πηγή επεξηγηματικού συγκειμένου ενώ επιχειρήθηκε η απεικόνιση των εννοιολογικών σχέσεων μεταξύ των όρων μέσω διαγραμμάτων. Πέραν της ορολογικής τεκμηρίωσης, αναλύεται επίσης το θεωρητικό πλαίσιο στο οποίο εντάσσεται η παρούσα εργασία, με ιδιαίτερη αναφορά στη διαχείριση ορολογίας και τη σημασία της στον τομέα της ιατρικής, γίνεται μια σύντομη παρουσίαση της νόσου της κοιλιοκάκης, ενώ παρατίθενται αναλυτικά τα έργα αναφοράς, τα λεξικά και οι πηγές που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν καθώς και τα σημαντικότερα προβλήματα που ανέκυψαν κατά τη διαδικασία. Τέλος, το παράρτημα περιλαμβάνει αναλυτικά όλες τις πληροφορίες του σχεδίου ορολογίας σε μορφή excel.


124. Name: GAROUFA EVRIDIKI
Graduation date: 20/9/2019
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας στο πεδίο της βιολογικής φυτοπροστασίας σε συνεργασία με τη Μονάδα Ορολογίας του Παγκόσμιου Οργανισμού Διανοητικής Ιδιοκτησίας (WIPO)
Dissertation title: Terminology project in biopesticides in collaboration with the Terminology Unit of the World International Property Organization (WIPO)
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The present thesis was conducted in collaboration with the WIPO PCT Terminology Unit. The aim was to extract and document 50 terms in the domain of biopesticides for the language pair English- Greek in order for them to be used from the Terminology Unit WIPO Pearl. Firstly, we compiled the terms and we registered them on excel file covering the following information: term, term reference, defining context and defining context reference. Afterwards, for the completion of the thesis, electronic tools were used in order to collect all the useful data for each term and then we proceeded with the building of concept relations between the terms. The thesis, as it was written, includes a short presentation of WIPO, of the domain in research and the main reference and documentation works that we looked for information. Finally, we discussed the difficulties we encountered while we also include appendices of both corpuses- the English and the Greek one, and a terminology database in excel format.


125. Name: KARAKOSTA ANTHI
Graduation date: 19/9/2019
Dissertation title: Μετάφραση και Επιχώρια Προσαρμογή Τουριστικών Κειμένων: Κείμενα ΕΟΤ
Dissertation title: Translation and Localization in Tourist Texts: GNTO Texts
Supervisor: Grammenidis Simeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The aim of the present thesis is the study of localization in tourist texts. In particular, the terms translation, localization and tourist text will be analyzed and explored, based on bibliographical references. In addition, we will refer to the particular case of “universalization”, as defined by Floros and Charalambidou. Then, we will present a case study, in which we will explore and analyze selected texts taken from the official website of Greek National Tourism Organization (visitgreece.gr). The texts have been written in order to present and promote Greek culture and our country. The similarities and differences between the Greek source texts and their translations into English will be studied. The study revolves around the skopos theory and the extent to which the functionality of these texts and their sub-elements is achieved, given the target culture. The comparative analysis involves cultural and gastronomical texts and will be carried out at a semantic, cultural and morphological level. In addition, the multimediality that governs the websites where digital texts are posted will also be taken into account, as the sites include written discourse, images, videos, and more.


126. Name: MPELESAKOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 9/9/2019
Dissertation title: Η οικογένεια ως τόπος συγκρούσεων στα ρεαλιστικά μυθιστορήματα Μαντάμ Μποβαρύ και Η Μεγάλη Χίμαιρα
Dissertation title: Family as a field of conflict in the realistic novels Madame Bovary and The Great Chimaira
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

The aim of the thesis was to examine the institution of family in the novels of Madame Bovaryby G. Flaubert and The Great Chimera by M. Karagatsis within the context of realism. We began with a theoretical study of the movements of French realism and naturalism as well as their impact in Greek Literature and specifically in the Greek novel. Furthermore, certain introductory, but elucidating facts regarding the work of the aforementioned authors were presented. In addition, the conception of the notion of family and its realization was examined in parallel in the two novels. The framework of interrelationships woven within the family circle and the dynamics between them was analyzed in depth, with emphasis on the woman issue. Finally, the characters’ social environment was also considered


127. Name: ANASTASIADOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Ο "βρυκόλακας" ως αναπαράσταση της σύγχρονης συνείδησης στα μυθιστορήματα της Anne Rice
Dissertation title: "Your Fall from Grace has been the Fall of a Century”: The Vampire as Representation of Contemporary Consciousness in Anne Rice’s Novels
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

Anne Rice is widely considered to be a leading figure of contemporary gothic fiction, being predominantly well known for her vampire-themed novels. A successor to earlier more traditional portrayals of vampirism, she examines through her unconventional vampires her contemporary social issues and anxieties. Vampires, being traditionally reflections of the social outsider, are given by Rice a narrative voice in a genre twist that casts the dominant social ideology itself and not the victims of its ostracization of the devil of the tale. In Interview with the Vampire (1976), Rice examines feminist issues and the toxicity of patriarchal ideals as well as the anxiety born out of the loss of faith in societal norms and beliefs through her themes of good and evil, the supernatural, and the macabre, in her effort to reflect contemporary mindsets and concerns. In The Vampire Lestat (1985), Rice continues her motif of subverting the traditional connection between vampirism and Otherness by applying a positive twist to the convention of the vampire as a symbolic sexual outsider. Drawing on the AIDS epidemic in 1980’s America and the fights for liberation of the queer community that followed, Rice gives a voice in carefully constructed narratives that subtly celebrate Otherness in addition to vilifying repressive and oppressive dominant cultural ideologies.


128. Name: BARDHOLLARI KLITI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Υπολογιστική Επεξεργασία της Ονοματικής Κλιτικής Αλλομορφίας στην Αλβανική.
Dissertation title: Computation of Normal Inflectional Allomorphy in Albanian
Supervisor: TOPINTZI IOANNA

The present dissertation concentrates on delving into the inflectional allomorphy of Albanian nouns both theoretically and computationally. After it provides a theoretical framework accounting for the notion of allomorphy across the linguistic literature, it attempts to put in the foreground some theoretical observations in order to describe the allomorphic situation in the language. Due to a number of inconsistencies in the data, the dissertation suggests that the best way to explain this particular type of allomorphy is by stepping on morphophonology and lexically- and/or historically driven factors, as Albanian has been a language that has experienced a variety of language contacts with many European people. After this, the dissertation explains the corpus-based means, LINGUISTICA, by which it analyses the allomorphy and the suffixes appearing in the wide corpus used. As a major fact, the thesis underscores the fact that the definite form of Albanian nouns is computationally more successful in terms of LINGUISTICA being more effective in finding its inflectional suffixes rather its counterpart, the indefinite form. In the end, the dissertation entertains the idea of further multidisciplinary investigations on Albanian allomorphy.


129. Name: BELI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Μία Ψυχογλωσσολογική Προσέγγιση στη Δυσλεξία. Διερευνώντας τις Επιτελικές Λειτουργίες στη Δυσλεξία: Μία βιβλιογραφική ανασκόπηση
Dissertation title: A Psycholinguistic Approach to Dyslexia, Exploring Executive Functions in Dyslexia: A Literature Review
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai

The dissertation will adopt a psycholinguistic approach to special learning difficulties and, more specifically, dyslexia. First, I will offer the theoretical background on dyslexia, mainly focusing on the cognitive control impairments underlying the disorder and how these deficits affect dyslexic students’ ability to learn a foreign language. In the second part of the dissertation, I will focus on developing materials suitable for learners with dyslexia. Specifically, the recommended activities will aim at compensating for cognitive control deficits in dyslexia by mainly tapping on cognitive control functions that are considered to be preserved in dyslexia. One of the learning activities will be computerized. Using the appropriate software, I will try to develop an application which the learners can access longitudinally and the results will be automatically sent to the administrator


130. Name: CHAMOGEORGOU ELENI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Η Προϋποθεση στον Πολιτικό Λόγο: Η Περίπτωση της Χίλαρι Κλίντον "εναντίον" του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ κατά τη διάρκεια των Τηλεμαχιών τους στις ΗΠΑ το 2016.
Dissertation title: Presupposition in Political Discourse: The Case of Hilary Clinton versus Donald Trump in 2016 United States Presidential Debates
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU ANGELIKI

Politicians usually employ the art of rhetoric in order to gain people’s support and persuade them to vote for them. One powerful tool of persuasion is presupposition and I intend to explore how politicians exploit this particular device. Presupposition is considered to be a skillful tool by which people are able to imply meanings without stating them clearly, or present things taken for granted, even if these things simply resemble their ideology and may be questionable (Machin & Mayr; 2012). The focus of the survey is the use of presupposition generally in political speeches, since politics is considered to be a contest for power in order to gain people’s support and vote. Thus, language plays a vital role in it, and since presupposition can be thought of as a useful tool in order to mold people’s ideology, it could not be avoided in political debates. More specifically, this particular paper is based on the political speeches of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump during the three presidential debates taken place on September 26th 2016, October 9th 2016 and October 19th 2016. By examining how presupposition is applied in political discourse, I expect to be able to illustrate that presupposition is indeed extensively used in politics, provide the way this happens through a critical discourse analysis (CDA) and outline the reasons why presupposition is essential in political speeches.


131. Name: GAVROU PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Ακουστική Μελέτη της Φωνητικής Μείωσης σε Έλληνες Εφήβους με Κοχλιακό Εμφύτευμα και Φυσιολογική Ακοή
Dissertation title: Acoustic Study on Vowel Reduction by Greek Adolescents with Cochlear Implant and Normal Hearing
Supervisor: NIKOLAIDES KATERINA

The research study is about the acoustic analysis of vowel reduction related to Greek vowels / i, ?, o, ?, u / produced by teenagers with cochlear implants (CI) compared to normal hearing (NH) speakers. The corpus included disyllabic words stressed in initial and final syllable, as well as sets of trisyllabic words with the same segmental composition of the form (C)VCVCV but different stress placement to test pre-stressed, stressed and post-stressed vowels. We measured the effect of stress, position, number of syllables and gender on the duration, formant frequencies (F1, F2), fundamental frequency (F0) and the intensity (I) of the Greek vowels produced by adolescents with profound hearing impairment and with normal hearing by using the Praat software (Boersma & Weenink, 2001).


132. Name: GEORGIADOU STILIANI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Παρατηρήσεις πρωτογενών δεδομένων και μορφοφωνολογική ανάλυση της τσακωνικής διαλεκτού βάσει επιτόπιας έρευνας
Dissertation title: Primary Data Annotation and Morphophonological Analysis of the Tsakonic Dialect based on Fieldwork Research
Supervisor: MELA-ATHANASOPOULOU ELISAVET

Τhe present dissertation discussed the phonological and morphological occurring phenomena in the Tsakonic dialect. Based on the theoretical framework of language shift and language death, it also aimed to examine if and to what extent several morphophonological phenomena of the Tsakonic dialect were influenced by standard Greek; in other words, if Tsakonic has undergone attrition and constitutes an endangered language. The data were collected through fieldwork research, which was conducted in Peloponnese in November of 2016. Twelve Tsakonic speakers participated and their age ranged from 52 to 84 years old. Interviews with them took place while they were being recorded. The data were analyzed by qualitative research, thus statistical results were not included. The findings confirmed that Tsakonic has been greatly influenced by standardGreek. Its structure is now reduced and oversimplified. The Doric elements of the dialect have been preserved but they constitute mostly a lexical rather than a phonological matter. The reasons that Tsakonic is heading to its death since 1960?s are various. The urbanization made people look for a better job in big cities, the upgrading of means of transportmade the area accessible, linkingthe villages of Tsakonia to nearby cities. Therefore, the dominant language in Tsakonia is now standard Greek. The findings of the research indicated that Tsakonic is seriously endangered since there are very few young speakers. In order to save the dialect, the speakers’ attitude towards their dialect should be positive and the community should organize lessons, lectures etc.


133. Name: KESOULI ELEFTHERIA
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Διδασκαλία Στρατηγικών Ανάγνωσης στην Αγγλική Γλώσσα σε Μικρούς Μαθητές
Dissertation title: Teaching Reading Strategies to Young Learners of English
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni

The thesis dealt with the issue of teaching reading strategies to young learners of English and explored their effectiveness with the use of a number of English texts and different types of comprehension questions. Research on this field has shown that young learners can be taught to use top-down and bottom-up strategies in order to improve their reading comprehension skills. Learners should be trained to employ strategies such as prediction, activation of background knowledge, imagery, memory, inferencing, skimming and scanning. It is particularly important that learners are trained to be able to guess the meaning of unknown words and phrases that appear in the texts and at the same time control any affective factors that can influence them. Through empirical observation and task analysis this thesis explored the progress in the reading strategies employed by 7 young learners of English (Level A1-Α2) who were explicitly taught some reading strategies by means of in-class tasks. Their progress was checked with tests administered before and after the instructional interventions (pre- and post-testing). Results showed that explicit strategy instruction helped improve the learners’ performance in reading comprehension tasks more than implicit instruction. Explicit strategy instruction also led to the learners’ adopting positive attitudes towards strategy use


134. Name: MHTROYDI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση των κινουμένων σχεδίων στην απόκτηση λεξιλογίου από μικρούς μαθητές: μία μελέτη περίπτωσης του Μπεν και Χόλι
Dissertation title: The Impact of Cartoons on Young Learners' Vocabulary Acquisition: A Case Study on Ben and Holly
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai

This dissertation discusses the influence of cartoon series in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Six Greek second grade primary school learners were exposed to eight episodes of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom British cartoon series in English without subtitles in eight different lessons, which took place in a private English Language centre, at a summer class for young learners in July. During all lessons, the learners were only exposed to oral English and there was no explicit teaching. At every lesson the learners were deliberately engaged by their teacher to interact orally about the plot and the characters, trying to elicit information in a non-explicit way. After each episode the learners were tested through specially adjusted level and age appropriate tasks to estimate the extent to which the comic series contributed to vocabulary reception and acquisition. Observations after implementing the lessons point out that a significant amount of words and lexical chunks was acquired by the learners as well as increased interest about this specific teaching technique. The teacher in charge believes that the comic series worked as a means of communication for the learners who opted for the English language as much as possible. Obviously, transposition back and forth to their mother tongue was inevitable, yet, there was spontaneous use of the target language and the conclusion to be drawn is that the underlying principle for this to happen was the use of comic series as a language teaching technique.


135. Name: MORETI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Ανάλυση της Ρητορικής Δομής των κεφαλαίων Συζήτησης σε Μεταπτυχιακές Διπλωματικές εργασίες στα Αγγλικά: Σύγκριση μεταξύ φυσικών και μη φυσικών ομιλητών σε σώματα κειμένων
Dissertation title: A Rhetorical Analysis of Discussion Sections in MA Dissertations in English: a Corpus-Based Comparison between Native and Non-Native Writers
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni

Writing the discussion section of a master’s dissertation is a challenging task for both native (NS) and non-native (NNS) post-graduate students, yet it is a relatively underinvestigated area. The present thesis attempts to mend this “unfortunate oversight” (Berkenkotter & Huckin, 1995, p. 4) by investigating not only the move structure of the discussion sections of master’s dissertations in the field of Applied Linguistics written by both NS and NNS writers but also the occurrences of “shell nouns” (Schmid, 2000) and the lexico-grammatical patterns of the most frequent shell nouns. The exploration of our corpora by means of an adapted two-layer model for move analysis (Yang & Allison, 2003), unveiled both similarities and differences regarding the distribution of moves and steps, move ordering and obligatory moves. In addition, the investigation on the occurrences of 35 shell nouns (Hinkel, 2004) revealed that there are no significant differences in the distribution of singular or plural shell nouns between the two corpora. The main lexico-grammatical patterns of the most frequent shell nouns were also identified. The research findings provide some pedagogical implications that can be valuable in teaching and learning English for Academic Purposes (EAP), especially in the context of second/foreign language learning


136. Name: MPOMPOLA EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Η μορφοφωνολογική ανάλυση της διαλέκτου της Κρανέας, Ελασσόνας
Dissertation title: The morphonological analysis of the dialect of Kranea, Elassona
Supervisor: MELA-ATHANASOPOULOU ELISAVET

The aim of this MA thesis is to investigate the dialect of Krania, Elassona, which constitutes a Northern Greek dialect, from a phonological and morphological perspective. For this purpose, a descriptive, empirical research study was conducted based on the analysis of the recorded dialogues of four different age groups, who are residents of Krania. The exploration of the data showed that the dialect of Krania exhibits optional unstressed mid vowel raising and optional unstressed high vowel deletion. These acoustic phenomena influence the inflectional morphology of the dialect of Krania and as a result, its morphological system exhibits some differences compared to the morphology of Standard Modern Greek


137. Name: NTATSIOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Στρατηγικές Γλωσσικής Εκμάθησης Ακρόασης και Ομιλίας που χρησιμοποιούνται από Έλληνες μονόγλωσσους και δίγλωσσους μαθητές κατά τη διδασκαλία των Αγγλικών ως Ξένης Γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Listening and Speaking Strategies employed by Greek monolingual and bilingual learners of EFL.
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni

The present research study aimed at the exploration of listening and speaking strategies as these were employed by monolingual and bilingual Greek learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). The research was conducted within the case study framework and the participants were five monolingual and two bilingual Greek learners, all of whom were attending C2 level exam courses of English at the time of the experiment. The research methodology applied, which was initially piloted, combined both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Listening and speaking strategies questionnaires, intervention tasks, class observations and semi-structured interviews were employed in order to probe into the participants’ use of listening and speaking strategies prior to and following an intervention project. In contrast to the expected general superiority of the bilinguals, they did slightly outperform the monolinguals solely in the cognitive and social listening strategies, as well as in the compensation speaking strategies. The monolinguals, on the other hand, proved better at the speaking metacognitive strategies. Although no significant result was registered in either the use of Language Learning Strategies (LLS) in general or speaking strategies in particular, participants seemed to be positive towards the strategy instruction and the exploitation of LLS in the EFL context. On account of this, the research results could be characterized as mixed. Furthermore, in line with the research implications, foreign language educators should place more emphasis on the social and affective learning strategies


138. Name: PATINEA OLIMPIA
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: ΟΕΠΓ: Συγκριτική μελέτη ανάμεσα σε τέσσερις Ευρωπαϊκές χώρες – Ελλάδα, Ισπανία, Ιταλία και Κύπρο
Dissertation title: CLIL: A comparative study among four European countries – Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI

The purpose of this study is to investigate the way CLIL methodology is realized and implemented in four southern European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain) with the view to comparing their syllabi and developing CLIL lessons that would address to primary school learners. The particular study aspires to reconcile various features in order to provide ideas and material that could be used by teachers and learners of different nationalities who may speak different languages but they still could teach or attend the same classes. Thanks to the flexible nature of CLIL, this idea could be feasible. Specifically, the first chapter places CLIL into the European educational framework and presents a general overview of CLIL methodology. The second chapter refers to the CLIL studies that have been conducted in the four European countries, investigates the ways CLIL is implemented in them and compares the four countries’ syllabi. In the third chapter a single primary school subject is chosen and four thematic areas are drawn from it as they constitute the source for designing the CLIL lessons. The fourth chapter includes the actual CLIL lessons which are described in the form of activities and finally the fifth chapter involves targeted ideas deemed for further discussion, certain pedagogical implications, and the limitations of the study as well as proposals for future research


139. Name: STAIKOU STAMATINA
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Πολυφωνική Αφήγηση, Προαστιακή Γοτθικότητα και το (Αυτοκτονικό) Γυναικείο Σώμα στις Αυτόχειρες Παρθένες του Jeffrey Eugenides.
Dissertation title: Plural Narratives, Suburban Gothicity and the (Suicidal) Female Body in Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides.
Supervisor: KALOGERAS GEORGIOS

This dissertation explores the function of the female body in Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides. As I demonstrate, the female body serves as the locus where the novel’s two major constitutive axes converge. The first axis is that of the text’s narrative organization. More precisely, the novel’s central plural narrative voice is interwoven with an abundance of different narrative voices. I locate the drive that produces the novel’s narrative thrust in the centrality of the female body. The second axis has to do with the novel’s generic self-identification. The narrative consciously uses the tropes of the Suburban Gothic, and in doing so, problematizes the female body within the American Suburb, and the Gothic genre. I argue that, while most narrative voices and gothic representations of femininity in the novel ostensibly reproduce the dominant patriarchal ideology, a number of narrative moments insidiously undermine this ideology, therefore enabling a reading of the novel as critical of patriarchy.


140. Name: TSAROUCHA EKATERINI
Graduation date: 10/7/2019
Dissertation title: Το πρόθεμα "ξε-": οι εννοιακές και γραμματικές του κινητροδοτήσεις.
Dissertation title: The Greek prefix "Ξε-" "Kse-": its conceptual and grammatical motivations
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU-GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

The interest of the present thesis lies on the conceptual and grammatical motivations that account for the polysemous Greek prefix ξε- (hence, kse-). The thesis discusses the existing bibliography and describes the inventory of senses provided so far for the prefix. The main aim is to propose a new organisation of the senses of kse- based on cognitive issues and to highlight the role of figuration as regards the formation and organisation of Greek verbs with kse-. For that reason, and with no intention of underestimating the importance of the grammatical motivations for the organisation of the senses of kse-, the analysis focuses more on the cognitive and figurative aspects of the issue. For the purposes of this thesis, an account of the theory of image schemas as the basic cognitive mechanisms that structure human understanding and contribute to the creation of a more comprehensible and patterned reality is provided. It is followed by an overview of the framework of Cognitive Linguistics (hence, CL) on the polysemy of words, with a focus on the account of polysemy by means of the cognitive mechanism of metaphor, as well as on the account of semantic networks. The semantic relation of oppositeness is also presented in relation to the polysemy of the prefix; Cognitive Grammar, and more specifically, tense and aspect, are discussed with regard to the grammatical motivations that underlie the organisation of the senses of kse-. Last, the thesis suggests that Lakoff and Johnson’s (1999) Event-Structure Metaphor (hence, ESM) accounts for the metaphorical meaning extension, and hence the polysemy, of the Greek verbs with kse-.


141. Name: TSIKOS PANTELEIMON
Graduation date: 10/7/2019

Dissertation title: "Aurality and Form in the construction of Ethnic Identity in the poetry of Simon J. Ortiz’s From Sand Creek: Rising in This Heart Which Is Our America (1981) and Yusef Komunyakaa’s I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (1986)"
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


142. Name: SACHOULI MARIA
Graduation date: 26/6/2019
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στο πεδίο της νόσου κοιλιοκάκη και το υποπεδίο της βιολογίας
Dissertation title: IATE terminology project in the domain of coeliac disease and subdomain of biology
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The aim of the present thesis was to provide accurate terminology concerning the domain of coeliac disease and the subdomain of biology in particular. The forty terms in total were collected through a corpus of original texts and documented in Excel worksheets both in English and in Greek. At the same time, the conceptual relations developed among the terms were detected. The domain of the present study and several of the suggested terms were selected in collaboration with the Terminology Coordination Unit (TermCoord) of the European Parliament with a view to support EU’s terminology database IATE (Interactive Terminology for Europe). The thesis includes the presentation of the domain of study, the primary and secondary sources for terminology validation, the tools used for data collection as well as the stages of the study. Finally, samples of the Greek and English corpora in addition to the terminology project are appended in the last section of the paper


143. Name: MANIATI ELENI
Graduation date: 12/6/2019
Dissertation title: Μετάφραση αποσπασμάτων του δοκιμίου «Entre theatre et performance : la question du texte » του Joseph Danan
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text with the title "Eutre theatre et performance"
Supervisor: Grammenidis Simeon
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This thesis is an annotated translation of two excerpts of Joseph Danan’s book “Entre theatre et performance: la question du texte”. Due to the increasing use of the term “performance” in theatre studies, the dramaturge Joseph Danan attempts to define this term and to explore the role of the dramatic text in this particular form of artistic expression. This thesis starts out by outlining the theoretical background of the text, focusing on the history of performance. The original text is presented opposite of its translation; then follows the glossary and the terminology documentation. Difficulties and problems encountered during this translation come next, along with how they were addressed; the epilogue follows last along with the bibliography


144. Name: PANOPOULOS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 10/6/2019
Dissertation title: Bjork-ειν ή [και] πώς γίγνεσθαι;
Dissertation title: Bjork-ing or [and] how to become?
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

This present thesis explores the ways organic and technological elements blend in, through the digital music video. Considering two music videos of the islandic musician Bjork, there unfolds an attempt to approach the various processes of human re-arrangement and re-molding, that take place in the experience of art – changes that emerge from human interaction with digital codes and data. The constant transformations of human, that are underlying in both music videos, renegotiate the boundaries of meanings such as organic features, human(ness) and digital art. By tracing the junctions of these axes, human/data symbiosis in digital art serves as the scope of this analysis. Case studies for this purpose are the music videos for the songs Human Behavior (1995) and Notget (2015). Incorporating different modes of representing the idea of becoming by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, the the human body is promoted to an open and ever changing process. In addition, digital image and visual effects metonymically deduce this approach, to an understanding of human body, and all reality, as a body of data. The specific music videos are chosen so as to take into account a large spectrum of Bjork's carrer timeline in the analysis, in order to unravel her artistic course and the


145. Name: DASKALOPOULOU KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 8/4/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση: «Φαρμακοθεραπεία στη διπολική διαταραχή»
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation: “Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder”
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN, ES

The thesis is an annotated translation of a chapter’s section by Kenneth Thau and Anna Maria Streeruwitz: Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder from English into Greek. This section is from the book A Handbook of Depression and Anxiety and focuses on the pharmacotherapy used for the treatment of an affective disorder, bipolar disorder. In particular, the text focuses on the function of two kinds of medication, that of mood-stabilizers and anticonvulsants. The text belongs to the medical field. This thesis starts by a short presentation of the original text and the specific field. The original text is presented opposite of its translation and then follow a term glossary and the terminology documentation. A commentary of the translation and of the specific elements of the text come next, as well as difficulties encountered along with the way they were addressed. At the end of the thesis there is an abstract with parallel texts used during the translation process


146. Name: GKOUNTOURA EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 8/4/2019
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από το βιβλίο "Literarische Ubersetzung - Geschishte, Theorie, Kulturelle Wirkung" του Albrecht Jorn. Κεφάλαιο 7.1.
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of an extract from the book of Albrecht Jorn "Literarische Ubersetzung - - Geschishte, Theorie, Kulturelle Wirkung". Chapter 7.1.
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

This master’s dissertation presents the annotated translation of chapter 7.1 from Jorn Albrecht’s book “Literary Translation” from German into Greek. The chapter focuses on the terms which are used to define freer forms of literary translation. These free forms of translation are explained through the quotation of literature and poetry excerpts. Τhe source text is analysed in its communication circumstances and the target text is studied in terms of skopos and translation strategy. The source text contains terminology from the fields of translation studies and literature, which makes the creation of a term glossary and the terminology documentation integral parts of this work. The dissertation concludes with the analysis of the translation problems encountered during the translation procedure and the techniques applied for their solution.


147. Name: ZVE MARINA
Graduation date: 8/4/2019
Dissertation title: Ο ερασιτεχνικός υποτιτλισμός στην Ελλάδα: Συγκριτική ανάλυση των κωμικών σειρών The Good Place και Brooklyn Nine Nine
Dissertation title: Fansubbing in Greece : A comparative analysis of sitcom series The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine Nine
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The aim of the present thesis was to firstly collect data regarding the phenomenon of fansubbing in Greece through the study of international bibliography. Secondly, it aimed to collect data from the fansubbers themselves as to find answers to the researching questions: who are fansubbers, how much experience do they have with translation and subtitling, and do they follow the same rules regarding subtitling. To get a more complete idea of the differences or lack thereof between professional subtitling and fansubbing, a comparative study was completed of subtitles for two sitcom series created by professional subtitlers on the one hand and by fansubbers on the other


148. Name: ANTONIOU MARIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Διερευνώντας την αποτελεσματικότητα διδακτικού υλικού CLIL στην 5η Δημοτικού του Πειραματικού Σχολείου Ευόσμου: Μια Πιλοτική Έρευνα
Dissertation title: Investigating the Effectiveness of CLIL Teaching Materials in 5th Grade of the Experimental Primary School in Evosmos: A Case Study
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI

Great interest has been expressed towards Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) during the last two decades thanks to its balanced way of teaching content and language. However, the lack of ready-made CLIL materials is considered a drawback of this educational approach. This study aims to examine the effectiveness and consistency of specific teaching materials which have been designed based on the principles of CLIL. The materials have been created by a group of MA students of the Foreign Language Learning and Teaching department of the Aristotle University within the framework of the course “Design and Evaluation of Teaching Materials”. Six different subjects focusing on certain content areas are piloted; Anthology, Computer Science, Art, Geography, History, Drama and Social Studies. The efficacy of the materials is investigated in relation to time necessity, the appropriateness of linguistic and cognitive level, the achievement of learning outcomes, learners’ participation as well as stimulation of the materials. The pilot study takes place at the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos, Greece. The lessons are taught by the teachers of the school in 5th and 6th grade. Data are collected through three different sources: class observation, semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. As far as findings are concerned, the materials are expected to be effective; in case they do not, they will be modified in order to become more practical. This paper includes the final version of CLIL materials which after the evaluation of the digital school are meant to be published so as teachers can have access to them


149. Name: BAIRA ALKMINI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Δοκιμή διδακτικού υλικού CLIL και διερεύνηση της αποτελεσματικότητάς του σύμφωνα με τις απόψεις εκπαιδευτικών και μαθητών: Μελέτη περίπτωσης της 6ης τάξης του Πειραματικού Δημοτικού Σχολείου Ευόσμου
Dissertation title: Piloting CLIL materials and investigating their effectiveness according to teachers’ and students’ standpoint: A case study of the 6th grade of the Experimental Primary School of Evosmos
Supervisor: ALEXIOU THOMAI


150. Name: BOUKOGIANNI ELENI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Προσαρμογή διδακτικών εγχειριδίων και στρατηγικών ώστε να καλύπτουν τις ανάγκες μαθητή ξένης γλώσσας με μαθησιακές δυσκολίες: μελέτη ειδικής περίπτωσης
Dissertation title: Adapting learning materials and teaching strategies to suit the needs of a foreign language learner with learning difficulties: a single-case study
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

The Greek-speaking student that was studied has been diagnosed by the Greek Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis and Support Center with a specific learning difficulty, namely dyslexia, attention deficit without hyperactivity, oppositional defiant behavior and emotional difficulties, all of which affect his performance in learning English as a foreign language, as well as his self-image. The purpose of the study is twofold. First, to describe his learning profile by providing an in-depth understanding of the underlying cognitive processes associated with his strengths and weaknesses; second, to discuss implications for future methodological choices, thereby optimizing his chances of success in foreign language learning. To describe his learning profile in detail, a combination of qualitative and quantitative data were used. More specifically, a) data from experimental tasks measuring language ability, social cognition and executive functions, b) the official evaluation made by the diagnostic center and c) supplementary observations made by one of his teachers of English (the author) intermittently over the past three years. The student’s strengths were detected in the areas of oracy skills, verbal comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, narrative ability, phonological, visual-spatial and episodic working memory. His difficulties manifest themselves in the areas of automatic word recognition, reading accuracy, reading fluency, reading comprehension, grapheme-phoneme correspondence, orthographic awareness, phonological short-term memory, visual stress, fine motor coordination skills, attentional issues and some difficulties in perspective taking. Systematic, research-based intervention can mitigate the effects of the above difficulties and increase his chances of success in foreign language learning.


151. Name: GKEGKA KORNILIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η Αφήγηση ως Μέθοδος Αξιολόγησης Ελληνόφωνων Παιδιών με Ειδική Γλωσσική Διαταραχή και Αυτισμό Υψηλής Λειτουργικότητας
Dissertation title: Narrative as an Assesment Tool for Greek-Speaking Chlidren with Specific Language Impairment and High Functiong Autism
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

Goal of this thesis is to explore the field of Non Intrusive Load Monitoring in houses with the application of machine learning techniques. The main existing techniques and models, that have been applied to the NILM problem, are analysed. Furthermore, a new technique based on transfer learning is developed and described. This technique is based on transferring the input data first at image representation and then to a different input space using a pretrained Artificial Neural Network. The proposed method is then directly compared to previously existing methods. It is found out that the proposed method outperforms the methods that it is compared to for some appliances


152. Name: GOUDOSIADOU IRINI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η θέση της άρνησης και του επιρρήματος στην Αγγλική του 18ου αιώνα
Dissertation title: Negation and adverb placement in Late Modern English.
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU

The present dissertation aims at investigating the extent to which optionality between do-support (i.e. the periphrastic formation of negative and interrogative clauses with do insertion) and lexical verb raising was still present in 17th, 18th and early 19th century English writings. First of all, the theories that explain language change are presented so as to understand why English transformed so dramatically, from its very flexible and fully inflectional Old English form of the 10th century, to the totally rigid and inflections-free form of today’s Modern English. To be specific, the notions of grammaticalisation, contact-induced language change and language-internal change are developed and related to the case of language change in English. Moreover, we provide a detailed description of the syntax of negation and adverb placement throughout. the history of the English language to point out all the alterations that have occurred diachronically and concern these two elements. Finally, writings by Jane Austen, Adam Smith, John Locke, Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe among others were analysed as pieces of original writings of the period, in order to define whether do structures were equally common as were inverted questions and negations using a simple postverbal not, found in abundance in previous periods of the history of the language. Apart from negation, the dissertation looks into the placement of frequency and manner adverbs, since their position before or after the verb in the clause is a diacritic of verb movement, according to literature. The rise of periphrastic do is a monumental transformation in English, and it marked its total reform. Although the phenomenon has been extensively studied in Middle English, which was the period it first appeared, Modern English has been largely underexamined and it thus offers fertile ground for a study of the specific type. For the purposes of the study corpora from Oxford University Text Archive were used since they are in a format (.txt) that allows concordance search by a relevant software (AntCon). The results show a significant decline and final disappearance of optionality from Middle to Modern English, a period when the relevant parameter seems to have been permanently fixed to the negative value. We will then go on to discuss some rare instances of negative and interrogative clauses without do-support in Modern English in terms of the social context in which they were used


153. Name: KLADOS EMMANOUIL
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Μελέτη της κατανόησης προτάσεων σε ελληνόφωνους ασθενείς με γλωσσική διαταραχή του αγραμματισμού (Αφασία τύπου Μπροκά)
Dissertation title: Sentence Comprehension Ability in Greek-speaking Individuals with Agrammatic Broca's Aphasia
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

This study concerns the effect of agrammatic Broca's aphasia on sentence comprehension. The aim of the study was to examine whether word order, morphological case, domain of agreement and its subparts, and adjective position affect the performance of agrammatic patients in sentence comprehension. Two grammaticallity judgment tasks were used to assess the performance of individuals on VSO vs VOS order, SV vs VS order, nom-nom vs acc-acc structures, prenominal vs postnominal adjectives, nominal vs verbal domain of agreement, and their subparts, which include number, gender, and person agreement. Results show a general difficulty of patients in interpreting postverbal subjects, a preferred agent – theme interpretation of the sentence, a less impaired nominal domain of agreement, a more impaired verbal one, and no differences between their subparts. Unclear results are reported for prenominal vs postnominal adjectives and for the role of morphological case. A processing deficit, along with a selective impairment in the mental lexicon seem to explain the performance of agrammatic patients.


154. Name: LITSOS ATHANASIOS
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Δομές επιθέτων στην Αγγλική: Προβλήματα μορφής και σημασίας
Dissertation title: Ideology in language: Motivation and Construction
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Aggeliki

This thesis is concerned with the position and interpretation of adjectival constructions in English. Issues stemming from the interpretation of adjectives are discussed in conjunction with the positions occupied by them. The positions that are investigated are the predicative position in the sentence and the premodifier and postmodifier zones in the noun phrase. Through the analysis, it is evident that not all kinds of meanings are available in all positions. The conclusion of this thesis is that these three positions are, in fact, constructions in the fashion of Construction Grammar (Goldberg 1995). In particular, the premodifier zone possesses a number of specific slots associated with specific adjective functions, which can express a wide range of interpretations with the head noun. On the other hand, the predicative position can mostly express meanings related to the extra-linguistic reference of the noun. Last, the postmodifier zone also possesses two slots associated with particular interpretations and, thus, the postmodifier zone can express only some of the meanings available in the premodifier zone. Furthermore, the expression of permanence and temporariness of properties is investigated, as particular positions are commonly associated with temporary and permanent senses. The conclusion is that there are grades of permanence in both modification zones and that the adjectives’ positions in these zones have specific correlations with these grades. On the other hand, the predicative construction is neutral to this issue, as the evocation of permanence or temporariness in this position needs further co-textual specification.


155. Name: MARKOULAKI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Επαναπροσεγγίζοντας το νόμο του Schneider
Dissertation title: Re-approaching Schneider's Law
Supervisor: TOPINTZI IOANNA

The purpose of the dissertation was the understanding and analysis of a phonological phenomenon known as Schneider’s Law or Law of Double Consonants. The dissertation supports the application of the law to four languages; Inuktitut, Trukese, Japanese and Dogrib. After the presentation of the language data and their previous analyses, the dissertation’s thesis is introduced. Namely, previous analyses suggested that Schneider’s Law concerned the simplification of a geminate when it follows a syllable with another geminate. The present dissertation directs the analysis to the avoidance of one and only syllable having parts of distinct geminates to both its syllable margins. This avoidance is assumed to be mainly due to the excessive markedness of geminates. Moreover, there are given analyses of the four languages based on the Optimality Theory for further support of the claim. Finally, the dissertation discusses alternative theories concerning the analysis of Schneider’s Law.


156. Name: NENOU STERGIANI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η εκπροσώπηση της κουλτούρας των φαν στην τηλεοπτική σειρά "Supernatural" και το μυθιστόρημα "Fangirl" της Rainbow Rowell
Dissertation title: The Representation of Fandom in Supernatural
Supervisor: KOKKONIS MICHAIL

For over a decade now, Supernatural has been the longest running fantasy TV show on television non-stop. Its cult following has slowly but steadily risen, exploding this small horror show into stardom, with a major fanbase supporting it. My thesis will examine how Supernatural’s fandom is represented in the show, and how the rich dynamic between the producers and the fans have shaped the narrative of the show. The fandom community is a creative community that takes its raw material from cultural entertainment and shapes it into something creative and innovative, thus showing its affection for the initial product. Through the findings of a survey I have conducted and distributed through social media to fans of the show, I aim to demonstrate how the portrayal of fandom culture in the narrative of the show has aided in representing fans in a positive manner. Following, among others, Henry Jenkins’s theoretical approach of convergence culture and participatory culture, I examine how fan practices interact with the text, and how the show interacts with its fans by incorporating them in their canon. The result is a trusted environment for the fans to come forward with their creative ideas, and safe enough to develop their identities while engaging in pop culture practices. I conclude that fans are not “couch potatoes” pressing buttons on a remote, rather they engage actively with a cultural text. Televisual cultural commodities are no longer just moving images, they are a thread in the fabric of our cultural inheritance. Proper representation of fandom culture matters, because fans are the keepers and carriers of all past and present cultural phenomena


157. Name: NTERI ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Μια ηλεκτροπαλατογραφική μελέτη της άρθρωσης των ατόμων με σύνδρομο Down: μελέτη περίπτωσης.
Dissertation title: An EPG analysis of the articulatory patterns in Down syndrome: A case study
Supervisor: NIKOLAIDES KATERINA

Speech production in Down Syndrome (DS) is characterized by a high incidence of articulation errors that often lead to unintelligible speech (Hamilton, 1993, Timmins et al, 2007, Bunton et al. 2007). Reviews on speech impairment in DS have indicated a number of possible factors, including physiological variations with effects on the size of the oral tract, hypotonia of the muscles, phonological delay/disorder and motor programming deficits (Hamilton, 1993, Bunton et al., 2007). Controversy on the issue of speech impairment in this population is likely to be attributed to the limited number of studies that make use of objective measurement tools to examine the articulation patterns of this population. The aim of the present thesis was to investigate the articulatory patterns for fricative sounds by a Greek adult speaker with DS (speaker MB) using electropalatography (EPG). Normative data was obtained from a Greek adult speaker (speaker KK). Acoustic and EPG data were simultaneously collected while the participants read a list of words containing the Greek fricative consonants /s/, /z/, /x/, /?/, [c]and [?]. Fricative /s/ was also examined as part of a two- or three-consonant clusters, specifically /st/, /ts/, /str/, /sp/, /ps/, /spr/ /sk/, /ks/ and /skr/. EPG analyses included examination of total amount of contact, center of gravity and centrality measure for the fricative sounds. Variation due to vowel context, lexical stress and word position was also examined. The two speakers also participated in a diadochokinetic assessment task (DDK), which tested their ability to rapidly alternate the articulatory movements for the production of syllables /p?/, /t?/, /k?/, as well as the sequences /t?-k?/ and /p?-t?-k?/. Results of the EPG analysis showed important differences between the two speakers in total amount of contact and place of articulation, with speaker MB consistently showing less amount of contact and a significantly more posterior place of articulation for singletons /s/, /z/, [c]and [?] and the /s/ in clusters. No differences were found for fricatives /x/, /?/. In the DDK task, speaker MB showed slower DDK rates than speaker KK, especially in relation to the sequence /p?-t?-k?/. The Greek adult with Down Syndrome showed signs of both dysarthric and dyspraxic speech, indicating that speech impairment in Down Syndrome results from difficulties at different levels of the speech production process. Incomplete contact found in the majority of the fricative singletons points to an articulatory impairment which could result from hypotonia. Hypotonia of the tongue, which has been connected to Down Syndrome, is typically a feature of dysarthric speech and implies problems in carrying out the appropriate tongue movements for the target sound (Hardcastle et al., 1985). Slower DDK rates is a feature that has been reported to studies of people with speech disfluencies (Forster and Hardcastle ,1998, Wood ,1995) and indicates a breakdown in motor programming during the production of speech. The findings of the present study are also discussed taking into consideration the speech disfluencies that our participant exhibited during the recordings


158. Name: POYGIOU STILIANI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Απόκτηση Λεξιλογίου σε παιδιά Α’ Δημοτικού: ο Ρόλος των Παραμυθιών και της Μουσικής
Dissertation title: Multisensory Tasks for Vocabulary Instruction in the First Primary Grade Classrom: The role of Fairytales and Music
Supervisor: SOUGARI ARETI

This Portfolio presents the rationale behind the implementation of fairytales and music while adopting a multisensory approach to the teaching and learning of the foreign language. The benefits of using authentic literary material in primary school are evident in many studies discussed in this portfolio, as well as in my first attempt to replace traditional coursebooks, mainly used at schools for language learning purposes, with an alternative way of teaching. More specifically, I have chosen three classic fairytales (Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio) to teach simple words and phrases in English. The nine (9) lesson plans created present the different ways that the three fairytales chosen can be taught to Grade 1 students who attend a private school in Thessaloniki, Greece, with the help of multisensory techniques, which are mostly incorporated in storytelling, music and games. The reflection part at the end of the portfolio attempts to present the introspection and reflection that took place upon the completion of each lesson so as to consider the activities that were ultimately beneficial and the ones that need to be adapted. Even though many changes had to be made in the original lesson plans, I would say that my initial aim of engaging the students and simultaneously, providing them with the corresponding knowledge, was accomplished


159. Name: SAPOUNA EFTHIMIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Αμερικανική Ιστορία και Εθνική Ταυτότητα στο Broadway: Hamilton: An American Musical (2015) του Lin-Manuel Miranda και Assassins του Stephen Sondheim (1990).
Dissertation title: American History and National Identity on Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical (2015) and Stephen Sondheim's Assassins (1990)
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE

This thesis examines two Broadway musicals which reflect upon the distinctive features of American identity by revisiting American history. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical was produced in 2015 and revolves around the life of the American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Incorporating hip-hop music and a cast of non-white actors, the musical revisits the American Revolution with a clearly patriotic intent as it embraces the idea of the American revolutionary promise and democratic potential. On the other hand, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, which first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, portrays nine attempted or successful assassinations of American presidents over the historical span of a hundred years. It looks at American history through a different prism, by exploring the dark side of the American Dream, since it questions American ideals such as the notion of economic success and social prosperity. The aim of this thesis is to delve into the revisions that these two musicals make regarding the American historical past in order to either challenge or ratify conventional conceptualizations of patriotism. Focusing on the political climate of the period in which they were composed, the thesis explores the musicals’ impact on their contemporary culture and society within a context of social crisis and political conflicts


160. Name: SIMEONIDIS VASILIOS
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Γλωσσική Πολυπλοκότητα στη Γραμματικοποίηση: Περίπτωση μελέτης στη δομή "be going to"
Dissertation title: Linguistic Complexity in Grammaticalization: A case study in the "be going to" construction
Supervisor: Tsangalidis Anastasios

Linguistic complexity is a subject that has ignited strong disagreements among scholars and its measurement undoubtedly constitutes an intricate task. In this study, we examine how grammatical complexity changes diachronically through the emergence of new grammatical items, focusing on the grammaticalization path of the extensively studied be going to construction of English. Our aim is to demonstrate that such changes can be conceived of as universal complexity-alteration paths that take place in parallel to grammaticalization processes. An important theoretical commitment of this study is the distinction between two types of complexity: 1) structural static complexity, defined as form-meaning correspondence ratio of a construction and 2) dynamic complexity, which will be defined as static complexity divided by entrenchment degree of a language construction per time unit. Entrenchment degree will be taken to be analogous to type frequency -given that type frequency contributes to productivity and higher productivity leads to higher entrenchment. For the estimation of frequencies, a corpus-based research has been conducted. This information will reveal the level of processing difficulty associated with each phase of the construction along its temporal continuum. Our hypothesis is that any tendency towards structural simplification or complexification of the grammatical system will be neutralized if we also take the cognitive effect of processing into account (dynamic complexity). By combining static complexity with processing difficulty, the estimation of complexity -understood both as a systemic concept and as a dynamic cognitive process at the same time- offers us interesting evidence as to how grammatical complexity evolves through time. Particularly, we found that grammars do not become simpler or more complex in the passing of time, as it has been often proposed. Contrastingly, it is assumed that there is a balancing mechanism between structural and cognitive processes that maintains overall complexity in languages over time.


161. Name: SPANOU VASILINA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Μελέτη της επίδρασης της διγλωσσίας στα διεπίπεδα γλωσσικής επεξεργασίας-γνωστικού ελέγχου-Θεωρίας του Νου σε παιδιά σχολικής ηλικίας
Dissertation title: Exploring the Syntax – Cognitive Control – Theory Of Mind Interfaces in Early Bilingualism
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

The present study addresses the question whether bilingualism enhances pronoun ambiguity resolution, inhibitory control and Theory of Mind skills in bilingual children as compared to their monolingual peers. Regarding ambiguous pronoun resolution, we used Papadopoulou et al.’s (2015) on-line self-paced listening picture verification task. Research has shown that language phenomena at the interface between syntax and pragmatics present optionality and instability for bilingual individuals. To test if cross-linguistic differences affect pronoun resolution preferences, the study involved bilinguals that had different L1s (namely, Albanian and Armenian) but the same L2 (Greek). To test the children’s cognitive control abilities, we used Treccani et al.’s (2009) online spatial target location regarding inhibition/interference suppression ability, as well as negative priming effects. We hypothesized that bilingual children would exhibit an advantage in their inhibition and negative priming performance. Finally, Theory of Mind was tested through a silent video task (Devine & Hughes, 2013). We were interested in observing if language plays a significant role in enhancing children’s ToM skills and whether such enhancement would correlate with their performance in the pronoun resolution task. Our participants included three groups: 19 Armenian-Greek bilingual children (Mean age: 10,0 SD: 1,5), 19 Albanian-Greek bilingual children (Mean age: 9,9 SD: 1,6) and 19 Greek-monolingual children (Mean age: 9,8 SD:1,7). Children’s bilingual status was measured through questionnaires addressed to their parents (Thales project MIS377313–Bilingual Acquisition & Bilingual Education: The Development of Linguistic and Cognitive Abilities in Different Types of Bilingualism, FP7). Results indicated that monolingual and Albanian-Greek bilingual children exhibited qualitatively similar patterns of performance in referential comprehension in contrast to Armenian-Greek bilinguals, while both bilingual groups performed better than monolinguals in the inhibition task. The Albanian bilingual group exhibited superior performance than the Armenian bilingual group in the ToM task. The overall findings suggest interactions between ToM, inhibition and pronoun resolution, which may be attributed to the perspective-taking feature included in the pronoun task. Results are going to be discussed with reference to the children’s demographic profiles. This study advances our knowledge regarding the relationship between language and cognition, including inhibition and Theory of Mind skills.


162. Name: STAVROGIANNI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η Αντιμετώπιση των Αναγκών Εκμάθησης Λεξιλογίου σε Αρχάριους Ενήλικες Μαθητές της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας μέσα από το πλαίσιο της Κοινωνικής και Συναισθηματικής Μάθησης
Dissertation title: Addressing the Vocabulary Needs of Adult Beginner EFL Learners through a Social and Emotional Teaching Framework
Supervisor: SOUGARI ARETI

Ο παρών φάκελος εργασιών (portfolio) υποστηρίζει την εφαρμογή πρακτικών Κοινωνικής και Συναισθηματικής Μάθησης (SEL) ως μέσο αντιμετώπισης των αναγκών εκμάθησης λεξιλογίου σε Έλληνες αρχάριους ενήλικες μαθητές της Αγγλικής Γλώσσας, ως ξένης γλώσσας, στο πλαίσιο του Σχολείου Δεύτερης Ευκαιρίας. Στόχος του είναι να ενισχύσει τις ενδοπροσωπικές και διαπροσωπικές δεξιότητές τους και να τους οδηγήσει στην επίτευξη θετικών αποτελεσμάτων, τόσο στην ικανότητά τους να μάθουν, όσο και στην ανάπτυξη ικανοτήτων διά βίου μάθησης. Ο φάκελος εργασιών αποτελείται από το θεωρητικό μέρος στο οποίο παρουσιάζονται βασικές έννοιες σε σχέση με τη φιλοσοφία των σχολείων δεύτερης ευκαιρίας, τους ενήλικες εκπαιδευόμενους και τη φιλοσοφία διδασκαλίας της συγγραφέως. Το πρακτικό μέρος αποτελείται από δείγματα μαθημάτων με βάση την Κοινωνική και Συναισθηματική Μάθηση, σχεδιασμένα για να καλύψουν οκτώ διδακτικές ώρες σε ένα Σχολείο Δεύτερης Ευκαιρίας της Θεσσαλονίκης κατά το σχολικό έτος 2018-2019. Το κάθε δείγμα συμπεριλαμβάνει το σχέδιο μαθήματος, το διδακτικό υλικό του, την αιτιολόγηση για το σχεδιασμό κάθε δραστηριότητας και γενικά σχόλια μετά την υλοποίηση του μαθήματος. Στο τέλος, παρουσιάζεται μία γενική αποτίμηση της όλης προσπάθειας


163. Name: TSITOURA MARIA
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η Διδασκαλία του Υποθετικού Λόγου στην Αγγλική Γλώσσα: Μια Γνωσιακή Προσέγγιση
Dissertation title: A Cognitive Linguistics Approach to Teaching English Conditionals
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU-GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

The purpose of the present dissertation is twofold. Initially, it is intended to investigate the cognitive principles underlying the various types of conditional constructions in Eng-lish, and determine how conditional constructions are viewed and conceptualized within the Cognitive Linguistics framework. The second objective of the study is to suggest a new pedagogical approach to teaching English conditionals based upon the principles of Cognitive Grammar. The main argument motivating the present study is that conditional constructions are polysemous and convey a variety of different meanings (predictive, counterfactual, epistemic, speech-act, metalinguistic, meta-metaphorical conditionals). For the purposes of the study, the framework of Mental Spaces Theory (Fauconnier, 1985, 1994) and Conceptual Integration Theory, or Blending Theory (Fauconnier and Turner 1996, 1998, 2002) will be employed. More specifically, it is claimed that in con-struing a conditional construction, speakers are engaged in a mental space building pro-cess. Conditional constructions set up alternative mental spaces, namely pairs of mental spaces that cannot temporally and spatially overlap. The meanings of the two alternative spaces are integrated into a separate space known as the blend (or blended space). It is through this blending process that meaning elaborations of conditional constructions are motivated. Drawing on Mental Spaces Theory and Conceptual Integration Theory, I at-tempt to probe into the deeper cognitive needs underlying conditional constructions and shed more light on their semantic motivations. Within this framework, I provide peda-gogical implications and practical suggestions aimed at different levels of EFL learners. I propose a plethora of activities and teaching practices which can be incorporated in the teaching of English conditionals and will hopefully facilitate and enhance the learning and acquisition of English conditional constructions. Overall, the present dissertation aimed to provide a Cognitive Linguistics-based analysis of English conditional construc-tions which can be employed as an effective tool for their teaching


164. Name: TSOMPAIDOU KIRIAKI
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Φωνολογικά Καθορισμένη Αλλομορφία στη Νέα Ελληνική Γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy in Modern Greek
Supervisor: TOPINTZI IOANNA

The present study constitutes an attempt to trace the lines of contact between morphology and phonology by providing a thorough examination of cases of phonologically conditioned allomorphy in Modern Greek. Instances of affix allomorphy and stem allomorphy in the Greek inflectional and derivational systems are going to be analysed in an attempt to determine whether such allomorphic alterations are governed by the phonological and prosodic properties of their environment, such as syllable structure or stress placement. The allomorphic variations are going to be discussed under the scope of two different models that have been developed in the literature, the first being the Globalist, constraint-based account of Optimality Theory and the second one being the Localist, morphosyntactic approach of Distributed Morphology. In this way it is going to be attested whether these models can be implemented in the Greek morphophonology and whether they can sufficiently account for the selection of particular allomorphs in Greek word formation.


165. Name: TYMBOU ΑΝΤΟΝΙΑ
Graduation date: 1/4/2019
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση της Διαφοροποιημένης Έκθεσης σε Αυθεντικά Υλικά στην Προφορά της Αγγλικής Γλώσσας σε Έλληνες μαθητές
Dissertation title: The Effect of Differential Exposure to Authentic Materials on the Pronunsciation of Greek EFL Students
Supervisor: NIKOLAIDOU EKATERINI

The present study investigates the effect of differential exposure to authentic materials on the pronunciation of Greek EFL students while trying to shed light to previous studies’ findings on the acquisition of EFL pronunciation and to fill the bibliography gap in pronunciation research in the EFL context. Seventy-six subjects took part in the study that formed four groups. The first group participated in a weekly authentic material enhanced lesson as an additional part of the regular school English lessons and was exposed to additional after school authentic audiovisual materials in the form of animated films. The second group participated only in the weekly authentic material enhanced lessons while the third group was only exposed to additional after school authentic audiovisual materials. The fourth group was the control group, which only attended the regular English classroom lessons. All of the participants were recorded at the beginning and at the end of the twenty-week intervention and evaluated by twelve native speakers based on their native-likeness. The results show that both exposure to authentic English materials during the lesson and after school contribute to the attainment of a closer to native like pronunciation, confirming their positive effect indicated by previous L2 bibliography. Crucially, the combination of exposure to input at a formal and a less formal context achieved the highest progress while the control group presented a lack of improvement


166. Name: SIOMOU ANTIGONI
Graduation date: 6/3/2019
Dissertation title: Από τον Homo Sapiens στον Homo Animalis: Το Ζωώδες (και το) Ανθρώπινο σε έργα του Σάμιουελ Μπέκετ και του Ευγένιου Ιονέσκο
Dissertation title: From Homo Sapiens to Homo Animalis: The Animalistic (and the) Human in Samuel Beckett’s and Eugene Ionesco’s Plays
Supervisor: KITSI-MITAKOU EKATERINI

The present thesis focuses on the reading of the animal/human hybrid as it appears in Samuel Beckett’s and Eugene Ionesco’s plays, both of them being important representatives of the Theatre of the Absurd. The plays are studied according to Deleuze’s becoming-animal and rhizome theory (as this theory is illustrated in his work A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia). To be more precise, a short reference to the past takes place first in order to analyze the concept of the animalistic ‘other’, as this concept has been inherited from the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, according to which the animalistic element is presented as alien, inferior to the human being. Then, there is a reference to the way in which the historical avant-garde and afterwards the avant-garde Theatre of the Absurd distanced themselves from this perspective by giving prominence to the animal and the animalistic element. In the end, the thesis focuses on the way in which Ionesco in Rhinoceros and Beckett in Waiting for Godot and Krapp’s Last Tape created hybrid ‘characters’, who balance between the human and the animalistic, while never clearly falling into any of these two categories.


167. Name: PAPASTERGIOU DAFNI
Graduation date: 6/2/2019
Dissertation title: Η ανθρώπινη ταυτότητα των κλώνων, οι αρνητικές συνέπειες της κλωνοποίησης και η ορθή απόφαση περί απαγόρευσης αυτής, βασισμένα στα έργα Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang της Kate Wilhelm και Never Let Me Go του Kazuo Ishiguro
Dissertation title: The Human Identity of the Clones, the Negative Consequences of Cloning and the Proper Decision for its Abolition. Based on the Novels of Kate Wilhelm Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
Supervisor: PASTOURMATZI DOMNA

The interesting but debatable issue of cloning was the main idea of this research paper. Taking into consideration that cloning has to do with a phenomenon that can only be discussed in a theoretical level, this research paper had as main core the two famous novels by Kate Wilhelm and Kazuo Ishiguro, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and Never Let Me Go respectively. Based on the aforementioned novels the two basic topics of the paper were analyzed. The first main idea was revolving around the human identity of the clones. Main characters of the two novels and their unique characteristics were taken into consideration along with theories by famous philosophers and researchers. All these helped in understanding and applying human characteristics on the clones thus empowering their humanity. Moreover, the other basic idea of the text was about the negative aspect of cloning. At the second unit of the paper the possible negative consequences of cloning were discussed in a theoretical level.


168. Name: VRANA TRIANTAFYLLIA
Graduation date: 31/1/2019
Dissertation title: Ο επίμονος άνθρωπος του Κάφκα και το ανθρώπινο πλήθος του Φραγκιά: κατασκευές μύθων – συναρμογές μηχανών – λογοτεχνικές μηχανές γραφής
Dissertation title: Kafka 's persistent man and Fragias' human crowd: Myth constructions- machine assembly- literary writing machines.
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA / TEMPRIDOU PANAGIOTA

This study is a parallel examination of Franz Kafka and Andreas Fragias’ literature, the specific ways that the two literary worlds thematically and aesthetically meet in the context of a prolific dialogue that brings to light a new literary mural. The study proceeds beyond the simplistic approach of influence. It investigates the common coordinates based upon their work develops –maintaining in the centre the human being and the powers that fight against them– and the distinctive manners that the one literary cosmos illuminates the other. The constantly debatable limits between reality and fiction and the perpetually under test limits of literary writing constitute the core of the two writers’ work that concentrates on human drama. In the first part it is presented the method according to which the writers expose reality raising questions about art’s autonomy and, in parallel, about its relevance to history, politics, society and metaphysics. In Kafka’ s “A Hunger Artist” artistic creation acquires the attributes of a worship totem that is easily destroyed when no longer serves public tastes as artistic authenticity appears to be neglected. In the living hell of Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony” and Fragias’ “Plague” the issue of art’s autonomy is posed through the employment of parables and allegories that transfuse to the texts broader dimensions that exceed the apparent narrow historical contexts. While reality remains elusive, the constructed myth pointently breaks with a realist aesthetic in order to expose the degeneration of human identity. In part two Kafka’s The Tower and Fragias The Crowd are also examined in the problematics of artistic freedom of expression so as to be clearly shown the fictionality of reality and the reality of fiction that the writers’ work aims to indicate: In both literary worlds the human condition is threatened by invisible mechanisms of power. In the last part the study undertakes an examination of the common literary methods of the two writers under the prism of the concept of “metamorphosis”, human, linguistic and literary. Beginning with Kafka’s Metamorphosis and revisiting the above texts it is established that any kind of deformation of the characters articulates the distortion of human identity and the depravation of freedom and free will. In Kafka and Fragias’ literature ordinary humans are the protagonists of the one drama, that of human existence and mortality


169. Name: KIOROGLOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 25/1/2019
Dissertation title: Αρχετυπικές Αναπαραστάσεις του Ελληνικού Μύθου και της Ιστορίας στα έργα του Julio Cortazar
Dissertation title: Archetypical representations of the greek myth and history in the works of Julio Cortazar
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA / TEMPRIDOU PANAGIOTA

The aim of this work is to investigate the ways that Julio Cortazar engages in order to bring out and enrich archetypal images of the greek mythology and history. The work consists of four units. The first three deal with texts that are completely based on the myth. Beginning with the first work that Cortazar publishes using his name, the poetic drama Los Reyes, we attempt to show how the writer renews the archetypal images of the hero and the labyrinth by reversing the myth of Theseus and Minotaur, giving at the same time political and philosophical dimensions to the myth. The second section puts together “Circe” and “Las Menades”, two short stories with common denominator the mythological intertext in the titles and the allusive revival of the myth in a modern context. The research focuses on the annotation of the recreated negative female archetype and the anthropological-political dimension of menadism. The observations made in this unit also trigger off the presentation of the characteristics of the neo-fantastic short stories. The topic of the negative female archetype is brought back in the third unit in the form of a cycladic idol that causes the repetition of a sacrificial ritual. In the story “El Idolo de las Cicladas”, the myth invades modern life catastrophically, adding the elements of determinism and absurd to the terms of the neo-fantastic. In the fourth section, we introduce a summary table of mythological references from several works of Cortazar. We also rediscuss the principal topics that are examined in the previous sections –the labyrinth and the negative female archetype– complementing them with references from other works of the author. Moreover, we examine the relation that Cortazar establishes with Heraclitus, Socrates and Plato, with regard to the archetypal repetition, and we also make a short mention of other greek references that can be found in the works of the author. In the conclusive part of the essay, we re-examine the works and the topics that are studied in the basic corpus of this research, from the perspective of the theoretical work of Cortazar. Our aim is to demonstrate that the various transformations of the greek literature and history are used by Cortazar as possible representations of a world that embraces the fantastic as part of the real, functioning at the same time as generally accepted codes that allow him to communicate his own truth.


170. Name: DIVRAMI EVAGGELIA
Graduation date: 1/1/2019
Dissertation title: Ανάλυση Λόγου Ευγένειας/Αγένειας σε Σχόλια στο YouTube: Η Περίπτωση του Νόμου της Απαγόρευσης Αμβλώσεων
Dissertation title: A Discourse Analysis of Im/Politeness on YouTube Comments: The Case of the Anti-Abortion Law
Supervisor: ANASTASIOS TSANGALIDIS

The aim of the present thesis is to examine the linguistic strategies through which stereotypes are expressed on a single Social Media platform, namely the one of YouTube . This specific platform allows Internet users to upload videos which the YouTube audience can later comment on. YouTube is a platform that permits several users to reply to a comment, so it creates appropriate conditions for polylogues, and not just dialogues. The anonymity of the users aids the expression of impoliteness, while videos that discuss controversial issues, like the one examined in this paper, tend to draw the Internet users’ attention more and create an environment suitable for any kind of disagreement. The comments and their responses that are analyzed in the present paper express impoliteness towards individuals (and especially women), who either are or are assumed to be against an anti-abortion law. They have been selected and classified depending on the impact they have on the Internet audience, namely according to the “likes” each of them has received, as well as the stereotypes they express. The impoliteness that is observed throughout the comments is also manipulated by some users who appear to perpetuate certain stereotypes pertaining to the female gender, manipulating intricate power relations among them and their peers. The impoliteness formulas are analyzed according to Culpeper (2011a; 2016), while the stereotypes and power relations are assessed in the light of Culpeper (1996; 2005), Lakoff (2003), Mills (2003; 2005; 2008), Assimakopoulos et al. (2017) and Georgalidou (2017). A socio-linguistic perspective is adopted throughout the analysis, as impoliteness, stereotypes and power relations have to do with societal roles and norms that are adopted and supported by certain individuals.


171. Name: KIOUMOUSIDOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 15/11/2018
Dissertation title: Αναπαραστάσεις του ανδρισμού στη σύγχρονη ισπανική κουλτούρα: η ανεργία ως πηγή της κρίσης του ανδρισμού και ως παράγοντας αλλαγής
Dissertation title: Representations of Masculinity Crisis in Spanish Culture: Unemployment as the Source of the Crisis and Agent of Change
Supervisor: PALEOLOGOS KONSTANTINOS

Αυτή η Μεταπτυχιακή Διπλωματική Εργασία εξετάζει την έννοια του ανδρισμού στην Ισπανία και τον τρόπο με τον οποίο αυτός αναπαρίσταται σε σύγχρονα λογοτεχνικά και κινηματογραφικά κείμενα, συγκεκριμένα στα μυθιστόρημα της Αλίθια Χιμένεθ Μπάρτλετ, Hombres desnudos (2016), και του Ραφαέλ Τσίρμπες, En la orilla (2013), καθώς και στο φιλμ του Φερνάντο Λεόν ντε Αρανόα, Los lunes al sol (2002). Σκοπός αυτής της Μεταπτυχιακής Διπλωματικής Εργασίας είναι να εξετάσει την ανεργία και την απώλεια κεφαλαίου ως πηγές της κρίσης του ανδρισμού, η οποία αντιμετωπίζεται ως παράγοντας αποσταθεροποίησης της ανδρικής ταυτότητας, καθώς θέτει υπό αμφισβήτηση παραδοσιακούς ανδρικούς ρόλους και μοντέλα ανδρισμού. Οι συγκεκριμένες κοινωνικο-οικονομικές συνθήκες υπό τις οποίες λαμβάνουν χώρα οι αλλαγές παρουσιάζονται με κριτικό πνεύμα, με σκοπό τη διερεύνηση των υποβοσκουσών δομών που οδηγούν στην κρίση. Επιπλέον, εξετάζονται δύο πιθανές αντιδράσεις στη κρίση. Η πρώτη σχετίζεται με τους ανδρικούς δεσμούς, την ομοκοινωνικότητα, και πως μπορούν να λειτουργήσουν ως μέσο προστασίας των ανδρικών προνομίων στην αγορά εργασίας. Η δεύτερη αντίδραση σχετίζεται με την αντικειμενικοποίηση του ανδρικού σώματος και τη μετατροπή του σε θέαμα, υπό το γυναικείο βλέμμα, ως μέσο ενίσχυσης της ανδρικής θέσης.


172. Name: AMBATZI DESPINA
Graduation date: 13/11/2018
Dissertation title: Η Επίδραση της Δεύτερης Γλώσσας στις Γλωσσικές και Γνωστικές Ικανότητες των Παιδιών Προσχολικής Ηλικίας
Dissertation title: The impact of L2 exposure on cognitive and linguistic abilities among preschoolers
Supervisor: MATTHAIOUDAKIS MARINA & FOTIADOU GEORGIA

The present thesis examines the effect that L2 exposure, namely English, had on the linguistic and cognitive performance of Greek children at the ages of 5 to 6 years old in terms of their L1. The study examined 14 CLIL and 14 Non-CLIL Greek children (mean age 5;9) recruited from two bilingual private kindergartens and one public kindergarten, respectively. The children’s linguistic skills were measured with a narrative production task and analyzed in terms of the microstructure of narratives (and specifically in language and narrative length, lexical diversity, syntactic complexity, subordinations, coordinations, simple and complex sentences, relative, adverbial and elliptic clauses and number of verbs used). An additional measurement was the provision of help to complete the narrative task. For the cognitive task, an attention task was used, which measured the response times (RTPict1 and RTPict2) of a target item in two escalating multi-crowded pictures. Our results reported a CLIL advantage in all measurements of the linguistic task, with the higher being in language and narrative length, number of verbs, coordinations, adverbial clauses, simple sentences and lexical diversity; however the results did not demonstrate better attention control, which can be attributed to the smallness of our sample and the lack of richer tools for investigation.


173. Name: POLALI CHRISTINA-STILIANI
Graduation date: 13/11/2018
Dissertation title: Οι γνώσεις και οι απόψεις των εκπαιδευτικών για τη δυσλεξία και τους μαθητές με δυσλεξία: Μια μελέτη μέσα στο ελληνικό δημόσιο εκπαιδευτικό πλαίσιο της διδασκαλίας της αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Teachers' knowledge and Beliefs about Dyslexia and Dyslectic Students: a study within the The EFL Context and the State Sector of Greece
Supervisor: Marina Matthaioudakis

 The main focus of the present paper is on teachers’ knowledge and beliefs towards dyslexia and dyslectic students in Greece and to what extent postgraduate studies have contributed to their shaping. This study used seventy-five (n=75) Greek teachers of English who are employed in the state sector. The data was collected through an online questionnaire and two semi-structured interviews. The questionnaire included questions about teachers’ knowledge and self-perception of knowledge of dyslexia, the factors that impede them from teaching dyslectic students and the beliefs they have about them. Results indicated that a great number of English teachers have several common misconceptions about dyslexia and this is evident in their self-perception and in the factors that refrain them from effective teaching. The study finally revealed that the teachers’ beliefs are controversial and that postgraduate studies influence mostly them rather than their knowledge. The paper aims to explore in depth the aforementioned issues, suggest some possible explanations for the outcomes and discuss the implications that are derived from the results.


174. Name: RIZOU MARIA-ELENI
Graduation date: 13/11/2018
Dissertation title: Διόρθωση Λαθών στον Επιχειρηματικό Λόγο: Μια εμπειρική Έρευνα στους Φυσικούς Ομιλητές της Αγγλικής Γλώσσας έναντι των Μη Φυσικών Ομιλητών
Dissertation title: Error correction in argumentative essays: An empirical research on native versus non-native speaker of English
Supervisor: MATTHAIOUDAKIS MARINA


175. Name: VAMVAKA OLGA
Graduation date: 18/10/2018
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας στη Βιομηχανική Ρομποτική σε συνεργασία με τη WIPO Pearl
Dissertation title: Industrial Robotics terminology project in collaboration with WIPO Pearl
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The aim of the present thesis, which was conducted in collaboration with the WIPO PCT Terminology Unit, was to collect terminology in the domain of Industrial Robotics for the language pair English-Greek. Firstly, corpuses with authentic texts in both languages were compiled, processed and used for terminology extraction and documentation. 51 terms were registered on excel file covering the following information: term, term reference, defining context and defining context reference. Electronic tools were used for the collection, extraction, management and documentation of data, and concept relations were built between terms. The methodology for the terminology work above is described in full. Moreover, the domain in research is shortly presented. The main reference and documentation works, the key terms of the domain, and the difficulties encountered during the research process are also described. Finally, the appendices include a sample of the bilingual corpus and the terminology database in excel format.


176. Name: PAPANGELI ANDROMACHI
Graduation date: 28/9/2018
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας σε συνεργασία με τη βάση ορολογικών δεδομένων ΙΑΤΕ στο πεδίο των υλικών συσκευασίας και στο υποπεδίο της εύκαμπτης συσκευασίας με έμφαση στη διανομή προϊόντων και την επισήμανση
Dissertation title: Terminology project in cooperation with the terminology database IATE in the field of packaging materials and the subfield of flexible packaging, accentuating product dispensing and labeling
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The aim of the present thesis was to document terminology in the field of packaging materials and the subfield of flexible packaging, putting emphasis on product dispensing and labeling. The terms that are documented are forty in total and they were listed in English and Greek in the form of an excel spreadsheet. The excel spreadsheet includes specific fields for each term in both languages, while the terminology project also includes text corpora in English and Greek, which are representative of the research in the domain This thesis was conducted in cooperation with the Terminology Coordination Terminology Coordination Unit (TermCoord) to support IATE, the multilingual terminology database of the European Union. The majority of the terms were extracted from the concept map of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The practical part of the thesis is supported by a theoretical presentation which includes information about the studied field and subdomain and briefly presents the important companies οf the respective industry in Greece. There is also a description of the research procedures followed, as well as of the difficulties that have arisen during the study.


177. Name: CHRISTOPOULOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 27/9/2018
Dissertation title: Ηθική, ανάγκη και κοινωνικές συμβάσεις στις ερωτικές σχέσεις και στο γάμο: διαβάζοντας διηγήματα των Luigi Pirandello και Italo Calvino
Dissertation title: Ethics, needs and social conventions in love affairs and marriage: reading short stories by Luigi Pirandello and Italo Calvino
Supervisor: EVANGELOU KONSTANTINA

The aim of the present thesis was the search for common elements between Luigi Pirandello and Italo Calvino regarding ethics, human needs and social conventions governing loving affairs and marriage, in two distinctive eras of the Italian history. According to these, we analyzed three representative, in our opinion, short stories of each writer, in which the everyday life of ordinary people is realistically depicted and the common view of the writers regarding human passions emerges.


178. Name: SIMOPOULOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 18/9/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα γερμανικά στα ελληνικά του επιστημονικού άρθρου της Heidemarie Sarter: «Η διαμεσολάβηση και οι πραγματογλωσσολογικές όψεις στο διαπολιτισμικό μάθημα της ξένης γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the article by Heidemarie Sarter: “Mediation and pragmalinguistic aspects of the intercultural foreign language class”
Supervisor: Tsokaktsidou Dimitra
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of the present dissertation was to connect the theory and praxis of translation in order to create a translation with a correct semantic content, from german to greek, and also to describe the translation process step by step. The source-text contains theoretical approaches of scientists that have enriched the area of foreign language didactics and linguistics. The source-text analyzes the ways which make the communication successful in intercultural environments, and also the way which would build the classroom intercultural competence of the students. We tried to create a functional target-text considering the audience in which it will be addressed. We justified our translation selections, we created a list of terms and showed their meaning in similar context. Then we presented the translation problems that have arised and their solution.


179. Name: DOUKA LEONIDIA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Το Παραβατικό Σώμα στη Βικτωριανή Γοτθική Λογοτεχνία: Οι Περιπτώσεις του Δράκουλα του Μπραμ Στόκερ και της Καρμίλλα του Τζόσεφ Σέρινταν Λε Φανού
Dissertation title: The Transgressive Body in Victorian Gothic Literature: The Cases of Bram Stoker' s Dracula and Joseph Sheridan le Fanu' s Carmilla
Supervisor: Schoina Maria

In Late Victorian Gothic literature, the notion of the body is often discussed as an ambiguous construct demarcated by deep-seated social, cultural and moral codes that attach particular and firm connotations to it. Therefore, I am going to explore the medicalization of the deviant body and its portrayal in the ever-popular trope of the vampire in relation to the issues of gender and sexuality. Two primary literary texts are employed for this purpose, namely Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla (1871) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). The aim of this dissertation is to showcase that the medicalization of the Late Victorian Gothic literature functioned as a quasi-scientific conduct book that furthered socio-sexual control during the late 1800s. Hence, I am going to examine the conditions that formed mental and sexual deviancy by laying particular emphasis on the orality of the vampiric figure, which shaped the didactic character of this genre elevating it to the position of a gendered morality tale.


180. Name: FRANGOULI KALLIOPI
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Η Πολιτική του Χρώματος του Δέρματος και το Πρότυπο της Ομορφιάς: Εξετάζοντας την Αφρο-Αμερικανική Θηλυκή Εφηβεία στο The Bluest Eye (1970) και God Help the Child (2015) της Τόνι Μόρρισον
Dissertation title: Skin Color Politics and the Beauty Standard: Examining African American Girlhood in Toni Morrison' s the Bluest Eye (1970) and God Help the Child (2015)
Supervisor: Domna Pastourmatzi

In my thesis I attempt to shed light on the stigmatization of African American women by white American beauty standards. Toni Morrison’s novels, The Bluest Eye (1970) and God Help the Child (2015), provide an insight into the African American girls and women’s daily struggles with regards to their external appearance. I focus on race and gender in order to showcase in what ways the black female psyche is traumatized and inevitably is plagued by self-loathing and self-depreciation. In both novels, Morrison shows that dark-skinned black women are marginalized and devalued by white Americans as well as by members of the African American community because they are unable to meet the ideal image of female beauty, which requires light skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. Despite the social factors that perpetuate and impose these standards on the black female mindset, Morrison seems to project a more optimistic view in her latest novel regarding the hope for change in American society and the prospect of a better future for African.


181. Name: GOUVA ANNA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Το Γυναικείο Σώμα ως Θυμικό (Affective Space) στα έργα των: Ματέι Βισνιέκ «Το Σώμα της Γυναίκας ως Πεδίο Μάχης στη Βοσνία» (1996) και Έλεν Καπλάν «Σαράγεβο Φοίνιξ» (2013)
Dissertation title: The Female Body as affective space in Matei Visniec' s The Bodie of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War (1996) and Ellen W. Kaplan' s Saragievo Phoenix
Supervisor: Zoi Detsi

There has always been a vital relationship between theatre and war, since war in the form of trauma, pain, terror, and horror is re-staged as that spectral presence and ghostly repetition that haunts human history and deforms the world we live in. The Bosnian war, one of the bloodiest and deadliest warfare in the modern European history, and still an inflammable issue, is revisited on the stage of contemporary theatre. Through its dynamics of affect, theatre emerges as another language of representation of an unspeakable poly-traumatic experience, as an aesthetic manifestation of a felt reality of physical, emotional, and social injuries. Matei Visniec’s 1996 play The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War and Ellen W. Kaplan’s 2013 docudrama Sarajevo Phoenix explore, in different ways, the female body as a site of suffering; reviving it as a new affective space, the plays further express the female body in pain, making us experience every inch of it. The vociferous pain absorbed in the female body finds an outlet and is now violently screaming at us. The characters’ traumatic plights are not directly performed onstage so much as they are lived through in full view, allowing us to experience their humanity as well as to discover our own. Taking personal material as their primary source, the plays represent testimonies—which have been authorized by this world as the voice of the body—in the form of painful narratives that present violence in all its nakedness and ugliness and that are experienced viscerally by the audience.


182. Name: KARATSORI IOANNA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Αξιολογική λειτουργία των επιθέτων: Μια γνωσιακή προσέγγιση
Dissertation title: Evaluative adjectives: A cognitive approach
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOY-GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

The present study is concerned with evaluative adjectives, and particularly with the metaphoricity and metonymicity surrounding the use of such adjectives in context. The study deals with Greek composite structures consisting of adjectives and nouns appearing in the headlines of Greek newspapers. All of the headlines comment on current political and economical matters that have been dominating in Greece during the last years. The purpose of the study is to delve into the workings of the various processes of figurative language operating in the composite structures (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, irony etc.). In fact, it is hypothesized that the dynamicity of the entire structure is licensed by the processes operating in the adjective that manages to convey in a remarkable manner the evaluation expressed by the author of the headline on the topic that is being presented.


183. Name: PINAKOULIA MARIA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Βρετανική Γυναικεία Λογοτεχνία και (Απο)αποικιοποίηση: Αποικιακή Λευκότητα και Γυναικείες Ταυτότητες στο Voyage in the Dark της Ζαν Ρις και στο Black Narcissus της Ρούμερ Γκόντεν
Dissertation title: British Women’s Writing and (De)colonization: Colonial Whiteness and Female Subjectivities in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark and Rumer Godden’s Black Narcissus
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie

The literary recasting of the end of the British empire or else decolonization, through the critical and creative imaginations of women writers like Jean Rhys and Rumer Godden allowed them to deconstruct the Eurocentric cultural attitudes and ideologies that were dominant in many imperial projects in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This thesis investigates this imaginary ‘recasting’ by focusing primarily on the effects of colonial whiteness on female subjects as they are presented in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark (1934) and Rumer Godden’s Black Narcissus (1939). Writing during the decline of the British empire, both writers challenge the limits set by the discursive practices of colonial whiteness by creating female characters whose subjectivities are in a constant state of negotiation and transformation. In Voyage in the Dark Rhys’s white Creole protagonist, Anna Morgan, is constantly victimized by the racial and patriarchal systems informing whiteness both in the Caribbean and the imperial metropolis of London. It is only through the hybrid space of Creole identity that she can resist and fight back the racial discourse of white femininity. Godden addresses the downfall of the British Raj through the symbolic departure of the nuns, which is a reversal of the dominant role of the white settler in colonial spaces. The novel suggests that the journey of the white female missionaries to colonial India leads them to occupy a liminal space between the colonial binary constructions as their gender subjectivities and their relationship with the dominant discourses of Christianity and Western imperialism are completely altered.


184. Name: PITA ATHINA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Διερεύνηση των αντιλήψεων και των απόψεων αυτο-αποτελεσματικότητας των καθηγήτων αγγλικής γλώσσας σχετικά με την ενσωμάτωση των ΤΠΕ (Τεχνολογία της Πληροφορίας και της Επικοινωνίας) στην τάξη
Dissertation title: Investigating greek EFL Teachers' Attitudes and Self-efficacy Beliefs towards the Integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the classroom
Supervisor: Areti-Maria Sougari

The purpose of the present dissertation was to investigate Greek EFL teachers’ ICT (Information and Communication Technology) integration in the classroom. More specifically, this study aimed at examining Greek EFL teachers’ attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs in relation to integrating ICT in the EFL classroom along with the frequency of ICT integration in the language classroom. The current study also sought to examine whether a correlation between the frequency of ICT integration and the teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs exists. A combination of quantitative (i.e. questionnaire) and qualitative (i.e. semi-structured interviews) research was adopted for the collection of data and 134 Greek EFL teachers (N=134), working in state schools, private schools as well as in foreign language centers currently teaching both at elementary and secondary levels in regions throughout Greece, were recruited for the purposes of the study. The research findings indicated that Greek EFL teachers were not negative towards ICT integration in their classes, possessing relatively positive attitudes towards ICT integration. It was further shown that EFL teachers were self-efficacious in implementing simple tasks via utilizing ICT (e.g. downloading, uploading or browsing EFL materials form a learning platform, preparing tasks with word processing), while they did not feel self-efficacious in incorporating ICT for more complex tasks (e.g. using ICT to provide feedback, to post homework on the school website). Gender, academic qualifications as well as teachers’ current teaching affiliation were found as highly affecting EFL practitioners’ self-efficacy beliefs. Results also revealed a high frequency of ICT integration by Greek EFL teachers, yet external factors were pointed out to affect the frequency with which EFL teachers incorporate ICT in the implementation of particular tasks. Finally, a significant correlation between EFL teachers’ ICT self-efficacy beliefs and the frequency of ICT integration was reported. Some recommendations for the effective integration of ICT by EFL teachers are proposed towards the end of this dissertation, on the basis of the findings obtained in the current study.


185. Name: SALAVATIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Πληρότητα εαυτού: Η ενηλικίωση στα έργα της Ούρσουλα K. Λε Γκεν Ο μάγος του αρχιπελάγους και Η πιο μακρινή ακτή
Dissertation title: Wholeness of self: Coming of age in Ursula K. Le Guin' s a Wizard of Earthsea and the Farthest Shore
Supervisor: Domna Pastourmatzi

Ursula Le Guin’s novels, A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) and The Farthest Shore (1972) are ideal examples of the Young Adult Bildungsroman. The novels follow the psychological and moral development of male protagonists, Ged and Arren, and describe their arduous journeys from adolescence to adulthood. Having built a richly detailed imaginary world permeated by the Taoist doctrine of the yin yang and the idea of interconnectedness of all elements in the cosmos, Le Guin highlights, through Ged and Arren’s coming-of-age stories, that maturity depends on acquiring a whole and integrated self. In A Wizard of Earthsea, Ged’s enemy is the part of his unexplored psyche, meaning the dark side of his self, born out of pride and over-confidence. True to Jungian philosophy, Le Guin demonstrates that only when the protagonist realizes the shadow within himself does he attain true selfhood and maturity. On the other hand, in The Farthest Shore Arren, the young prince destined to unite Earthsea under his rule, attains moral growth by confronting his fears and desires, crossing the final frontier between life and death and realizing his place in the world. He rejects the unnatural desire for immortality and accepts death as a necessary part of life. Le Guin’s blend of Taoist philosophy, Jungian psychology, the fantasy genre, and the coming-of- age narrative is a very effective and powerful combination. It is an emotionally and intellectually transformative experience for any adolescent reading these books.


186. Name: TSIKOPOULOU MARIA-VIRGINIA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Κοινωνικο-χωρικότητα (Sociospatiality) και Ψυχολογική Κρίση στον Εντμοντ (1982) του Ντειβιντ Μάμετ και στους Πνεύμονες (2011) του Ντάνκαν Μακμίλλαν.
Dissertation title: Sociospaciality and Psycological crises in David Mamet' s Edmond (1982) and Dancan Mac Millan' s Lunges (2011)
Supervisor: Zoi Detsi

The present MA dissertation aims to explore the concept of urban space and its multiple dimensions through the lense of theatre production. In David Mamet’s Edmond (1982) as well as in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs (2011), urban space, far from being a mere background to the stories, is presented as a dynamic environment that is socially produced under the corrosive influence of capitalism. The urban universe depicted in the plays seems to be precarious, deprived of any kind of constants and balance, an urban world that is ominous and disorienting. It is through the human interaction within these urban spaces that the human bodies become the recipients of various self-shaping bodily experiences that transform them and delineate their fate. As a result, the present project illustrates the essence of the urban environments and the way they have evolved, while at the same time it illuminates the way the characters’ psychological state is defined by their interaction with the urban spaces they inhabit and the way they negotiate their presence in these dynamic environments.


187. Name: ZIGOURI OURANIA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018

Dissertation title: Literary Visions of Gender and Sexuality in Dionne Brand' s In another place, not here and Shani Mootoos' s Cereus Blooms at night
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie


188. Name: ZIGOURI OURANIA
Graduation date: 17/7/2018
Dissertation title: Οι Λογοτεχνικές Οπτικές του Φύλου και της Σεξουαλικότητας στο In Another Place, Not Here της Dionne Brand και στο Cereus Blooms at Night της Shani Mootoo
Dissertation title: Literary visions of Gender and Sexuality in Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night
Supervisor: Giannopoulou Efthimia

Literary explorations of gender and sexuality, issues of belonging, and related notions of identity are ubiquitous themes in the oeuvre and the political agenda of contemporary Caribbean female writers. The present study discusses the representations of gender and sexuality in Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here (1996) and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) by examining the narrative methods they employ to challenge, negotiate, and redefine gender and sexual ideologies in the Caribglobal sociopolitical and cultural context. Brand and Mootoo unveil the hegemonic structure of heteropatriarchy and heteronormativity in order to shed light on the subaltern state of the characters that perform anti-normative gender and sexual identities. In doing so, they re-map women and queers’ experiences of dispossession and non-belonging as well as their methods of resisting sanctioned gendered and sexualized practices in the Caribbean and its diaspora. The re-imagining of space—either referring to the geographical, cultural, and social spaces or to the body as space—helps the writers rethink and reconceptualize gender and sexuality. Their multi-dimensional and critical insights over the relation of spaces to subaltern identities pave the way into re-imagining the once-gendered and sexualized subaltern subjects as active agents and members of the Caribbean sociocultural map. Ιt is through narrativizing their desires and subjectivities that they generate a new potential for collective belonging and social change.


189. Name: IVANOUDI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 10/7/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του άρθρου “Rethinking GDP” της Diane Coyle από την αγγλική στην ελληνική γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the article “Rethinking GDP” by Diane Coyle from the English to the Greek language
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPPI
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The aim of the present Master Thesis was the annotated translation of the article “Rethinking GDP” by Diane Coyle from the English to the Greek language. Firstly, the translation of the article from the English to the Greek language was presented in two aligned columns. Then followed the glossary of the terms which had been extracted from the article and the term validation. Furthermore, there was an extensive reference to the terminological research and term validation, with an analysis of the research procedure which had been followed. In addition, the characteristic translation difficulties which arose during the translation procedure, both morphosyntactic and lexical - terminological were analysed


190. Name: TOURTOURA ANNA
Graduation date: 3/7/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του άρθρου: «Η εξέλιξη του ρεαλισμού στον κινηματογράφο IV: Οι ρεαλιστικές τάσεις στον σύγχρονο κινηματογράφο (1940 – 1960)"
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the article : “L’evolution du realisme au cinema IV : Les tendances realistes du cinema d’aujourd’hui (1940 - 1960)?
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPPI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The present paper is an annotated translation from French to Greek of the article entitled: “L'evolution du realisme au cinema IV: Les tendances realistes du cinema d'aujourd'hui (1940-1960)”. The above-mentioned article analyses the evolution of the movement of realism in cinema and the outlined trends that were depicted on film, through the eyes and the lens of some of the greatest film directors of the 20th century. The article follows the technological innovations as well as the displacement of the contemporary artists’ and viewer’s interest from fiction films to films that focus on human pain and everyday life problems and further depict the aftermath of war as seen through common people’s eyes. It is a theoretical text which falls within the field of humanities and the arts. Therefore, the text is replete with specialised terminology, related to the theory of cinema and requires a degree of knowledge of the respective field. In the present paper, the following are presented: the reasons justifying the choice of the article, the original text aligned to its Greek translation, the glossary of terms found within the text, as well as the particular difficulties encountered during the translation process.


191. Name: EFTHIMIOU IOANNIS
Graduation date: 19/6/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση – Ευρωπαϊκό Έργο για την Ηλεκτρονική Υγεία Τελική Ερευνητική Έκθεση – CHF – Δρ. Παναγιώτης Σταφυλάς – Ερευνητικό Έργο United4Health – Καθολικές λύσεις για την ανάπτυξη υπηρεσιών
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation – Ehealth Project Final Trial Report – CHF - Dr. Panagiotis Stafylas - United4HealthProject – UNIversal solutions in Telemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care – EU funded
Supervisor: GRAMMENIDIS SIMEON
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The source text of this annotated translation, a part of the EU funded United4Health research project, is linked to the European Commission's effort to assess the use of science and technology in health care and disease prevention. It mainly addresses medical, social, economic and ethical issues. This explains the considerable funds the European Union has invested in research that deals with "Health Technology Assessment". The text type of the final text used to produce the annotated translation is clearly informative. Health technology assessment is a type of scientific research that assesses the short and long-term effects of the use of health technology. It is an interdisciplinary process that gathers information in a systematic, transparent and objective way about medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of medical technology. This kind of assessment generates the necessary information, each time lack of data occurs on a specific subject. The purpose of this assessment is to provide information on the development of safe and effective health policies, always having the patient as a key subject, in order to achieve the best value for money choice, as it is defined by decision makers every time. Here are some questions that could be answered with the help of Health technology assessment: - What are the appropriate therapiesX for a disease? - Should treatmentX be covered by the National Health System? - Which patients should it be provided to? - How long should patients be treated? Evaluation data is being used from sources such as: - Systematic clinical trial evaluations - Financial engineering assessments - Impact assessments on the provision of health services - Health technology user-based assessments / evidence. The text to be translated concerns a strand of the Final Research Report on Congestive Heart Failure in the framework of the United4Health research project, a European project on eHealth. The United4Health project is made up of several blocks that contribute to a common goal: to assess the impact of innovative healthcare services that have been redesigned to fully exploit telemedicine. The project’s core consists of four models of innovative services, using telemedicine technologies to treat patients suffering from Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension. The research project was completed in November 2016 and was expected to be published by the end of 2017, when the United4Health research program would have been officially terminated by the European Union. The translational commission of this text, is to inform Greek health professionals about the experimental treatment of patients with Congestive Heart Failure using telehealth technology. The translator doesn’t only need to fully understand the disease mentioned in the source text, but to further deepen his/her knowledge about the key procedures of an integrated health system.


192. Name: IASONIDOU FOSTIRA
Graduation date: 29/5/2018
Dissertation title: Η αντιπαράθεση Κρέοντα - Αντιγόνης ως σύγκρουση εξουσίας - καθήκοντος. Από τον Σοφοκλή στα έργα των Anouilh και Brecht
Dissertation title: The confrontation between Creon and Antigone as a conflict between political authority and moral duty in Antigone by Sophocles, Anouilh and Brecht.
Supervisor: DETSI ZOI / CHATZIDIMITRIOU PINELOPI

The aim of the present thesis was the study of the confrontation between Creon and Antigone as a conflict between political authority and moral duty in Antigone as presented by Sophocles, Anouilh and Brecht. We examined the concepts of Myth and Intertextuality in an effort to associate them with Tragedy. Then we presented the concepts of political authority and moral duty. Furthermore, we analyzed the historical context of each dramatic play. We also examined what the young heroine represents and how royal authority is exercised by Creon. Another aim of this study was to explain why Antigone is willing to sacrifice her own life resisting royal authority.


193. Name: LITSA MARIA
Graduation date: 29/5/2018
Dissertation title: Οι Παιδικοί Χαρακτήρες στο Παιδικό μυθιστόρημα 19ου και 20ου αιώνα: Αναζητώντας τα Χαρακτηριστικά τους γνωρίσματα
Dissertation title: Child Characters in the novel of 19th and 20th century: Looking for their main characteristics
Supervisor: DETSI ZOI / GROSDANIS CHRISTOS

The aim of the present thesis is to feature the model of the hero in the novel of 19th and 20th century, following a pragmatistic and mainly an ideological approach. This approach will allow to isolate particular traits of the characters, their moral and social status and their attitude towards institutions, values, without any reference to the aesthetic value of the works


194. Name: KARAMANOLAS ALEXIOS
Graduation date: 24/5/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στη διερμηνεία συνεδρίων και κοινωνικών φόρουμ
Dissertation title: Commenting on the Interpreting process at conferences and social forums during the student internship of the J.P.P.S. “Conference Interpreting and Translation”
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The goal of this thesis is to record all of the experiences accumulated by a graduate student of the Joint Postgraduate Studies program in Conference Interpreting and Translation during his internship at the 4th semester during the academic period 2015-2017. In essence it presents the full implementation of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the courses in an actual professional environment. The present thesis includes in detail: information in regard to the conference at which interpretations services had been provided, the preparation done before the conference, details on the existing conditions during which interpretations services had been provided, as well as, the interpretations itself, the biographies of Speakers and their speeches and last a reflection on the performance of the interpretation.


195. Name: NIKOLOPOULOU SOFIA-MARIA
Graduation date: 18/4/2018
Dissertation title: Νεαρές Επαναστάτριες Ενάντια σε Δυστοπικά Καθεστώτα στα βιβλία uglies (2005) του Scott Westerfeld και starters (2012) της Lissa Price
Dissertation title: Young female rebels against dystopian regimes in Scott Westerfeld' s uglies (2005) and Lissa Price' s starters (2012)
Supervisor: Domna Pastourmatzi

This thesis explores the relation between the formation of female subjectivity and female rebellion against an oppressive, high-tech, dystopian regime, as depicted in 21st-century Young Adult fiction. Specifically, it investigates Scott Westerfeld’s novel Uglies (2005) and Lissa Price’s novel Starters (2012) and analyzes the social, psychological, and moral development of the female protagonists in tandem with their imminent role as powerful dissidents and agents of change. With the aid of coming-of-age theory as well as contemporary criticism on Young Adult dystopian fiction, the thesis tries to examine the nature of female rebellion in the primary texts and illuminate the negotiations of each protagonist with power and authority. It argues that the heroines’ subjectivity is dual in nature; the teenage girls are independent agents with free will and at the same time subjects experiencing external coercion. Being situated on the brink of adulthood, Westerfeld’s Tally Youngblood and Price’s Callie Woodland revolt against an oppressive social regime that exploits the bodies of youth in order to extend its civic and political control. By defying established standards of beauty, body manipulation, and adult expectations, the teenage heroines become emblems of a powerful young femininity. By critically approaching the primary novels as examples of bildungsroman, the thesis hopes to shed light on the formation of the protagonists’ liminal subjectivity and on their rebellion. While growing up, young girls face both setbacks and triumphs and learn valuable lessons, such as the need to compromise in order to be able to survive within an oppressive power structure. Contemporary American writers, who pen coming-of-age novels featuring teenage girls as protagonists, stress the unique spirit of female defiance.


196. Name: SIMOS ATHANASIOS
Graduation date: 16/4/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα γαλλικά στα ελληνικά νομικού άρθρου με τίτλο “Tartuffe face a Marie-Madeleine: Retour sur la condamnation d’une ex-Femen pour exhibition sexuelle” της Hileme Kombila
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from french into greek of a legal article with the title “Tartuffe face a Marie-Madeleine: Retour sur la condamnation d’une ex-Femen pour exhibition sexuelle”, written by Hileme
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

This master thesis is an annotated translation from French into Greek of a legal article published in the Digital Legal Review “Revue des droits de l'Homme” on April 5, 2017. The selection of the article to be translated was based on the content, the linguistic characteristics, the terminological variety and the alternation of style presented. The article is titled "Tartuffe face a Marie-Madeleine: Retour sur la condamnation d'une ex-Femen pour exhibition sexuelle" and was published in the section on the review about rights and freedoms. The reason for writing this article was the publication of a judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal of 15 February 2017, which upheld a conviction of the Criminal Court of Paris, about an event that was covered extensively by the French media. On 20 December 2013, Eloise Bouton, a member of Femen, goes to the Church of the Madeleine in Paris, accompanied by reporters and photographers with intention to condemn, on the one hand, the attitude of the Catholic Church regarding the right to abortion, and, secondly, a law that had been proposed in that period in the Spanish Parliament on restricting abortion. Appearing as the Virgin Mary, with bare breasts, she holds pieces of beef liver in her hands and represents the abortion of Jesus. After the prosecution and referral to trial for the crime of sexual exhibition under article 222-32 of the French Penal Code she was sentenced at first instance by the Criminal Court to imprisonment of one month. Eloise Bouton appealed against this judgment but her appeal was rejected by the Court of appeal. This article comments extensively these judgments from a legal point of view. The readers to whom this article is addressed (and potentially the translation in the context of this thesis, as the purpose of the original text is identical to the purpose of the translation) are mainly, but not exclusively, lawyers. As far as the structure of the present work is concerned, there is an aligned translation, a glossary of the terms of the text, and a table with documentation of these terms. Subsequently, there is a brief reference to the characteristics of the text to be translated, a description of the process of the terminological and documentation research and an analysis of translation and terminology questions. Finally, the bilingual body of texts set up for the purpose of this translation is contained as an annex to this thesis.


197. Name: KARANASIOU THALIA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Η έκφραση της επιστημικής τροπικότητας των Ελλήνων σπουδαστών της Αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας στο γραπτό λόγο επιχειρηματολογίας: Μία συγκριτική μελέτη βασισμένη σε σώματα κειμένων
Dissertation title: The expression of epistemic modality in Greek EFL Learners' argumentative essays
Supervisor: Marina Mattheoudakis

Epistemic devices are considered to be of great importance in academic writing, allowing writers to express their certainty or uncertainty concerning the factuality of their claims. Such epistemic devices seem to be crucial to argumentative writing, where writers need to evaluate their statements in persuasive and acceptable ways. Despite their importance, little is known about how L2 writers present their assertions in argumentative essays. This study, based on contrastive corpus analysis, compares the expression of epistemic modality in the argumentative essays of Greek university students (GRICLE) with those written by native speakers of similar educational level and age (LOCNESS). A detailed analysis of both corpora indicates that L2 Greek writers offer stronger opinions with a high degree of confidence, rely on a more restricted range of items, prefer using syntactically simpler constructions, as adverbs, and exhibit more problems in justifying their arguments than native writers do. However, they do not differ considerably in their use of epistemic nouns and adjectives, which appear in low frequencies in both corpora. The persuasive style of L2 writers is attributed to transfer from L1 cultural characteristics and to L1 and L2 instruction, which does not address the pragmatic competence of L2 learners. This study suggests some implications for the teaching and learning of the semantic function of epistemic modality, which seems to be disregarded in L2 Greek instruction.


198. Name: KIOSE IRINI
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Χαρακτηριστικά και ιδιότητες του διαπολιτισμικά επαρκούς εκπαιδευτικού: Απόψεις εκπαιδευτικών
Dissertation title: Traits and Qualities of the interculturally competent teacher: Teachers' Perspectives
Supervisor: Thomai Alexiou & Iliopoulou Konstantina

The present study is concerned with the traits and qualities of an interculturally competent teacher in terms of attitudes, knowledge, and skills. The main purpose of this study is twofold: Firstly, to provide an insight into the teachers’ beliefs with regard to certain attitudes, knowledge, and skills as envisaged in Deardoff’s intercultural competence model, and secondly to investigate whether these particular beliefs differ in terms of certain independent variables and more specifically gender, age, level of education, additional training, teaching experience in general and intercultural teaching experience in particular. A questionnaire was administered to 59 not randomly selected teachers working in all six Greek intercultural gymnasiums. The results of this quantitative study revealed that, despite a few contradictions yielded in the teachers’ responses, the participants’ beliefs were broadly similar demonstrating their agreement and even a tendency to strongly agree with certain attitudes, knowledge, and skills comprising the profile of an interculturally competent teacher. What is more, on the basis of the results it could be concluded that gender, age, level of education as well as additional training seem to have an effect on teachers’ beliefs. However, the findings do not support the expectation that previous teaching experience may make a marked impact on the beliefs expressed by the aforementioned teachers. The findings indicate a necessity to further investigate teachers’ beliefs concerning intercultural competence in order to improve, elaborate, and even reinforce the results found in this research serving as a contribution to promote intercultural education in interests of both universalism and cultural pluralism.


199. Name: LIOUMPA IRINI
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολικός εκφοβισμός σε διαπολιτισμικό πλαίσιο: Η περίπτωση του διαπολιτισμικού γυμνασίου Ανατολικής Θεσσαλονίκης
Dissertation title: Bullying in a Multicultural Context: the Case of the Intercultural Junior High School of Eastern Thessaloniki.
Supervisor: Anastasios Tsangalidis & Iliopoulou Konstantina

Η παρούσα έρευνα μελέτησε την έκταση του φαινομένου του σχολικού εκφοβισμού σε ένα διαπολιτισμικό σχολείο και ορισμένους παράγοντες, οι οποίοι σχετίζονται με αυτό. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, εξετάστηκαν οι απόψεις των καθηγητών και των μαθητών πάνω στους παράγοντες που επηρεάζουν τα περιστατικά εκφοβισμού στο σχολείο τους, οι αιτίες και οι συνέπειες του φαινομένου αυτού, καθώς και τα πιθανά μέτρα που λαμβάνονται ενάντια στον εκφοβισμό. Η συλλογή των δεδομένων έγινε με τη βοήθεια ερωτηματολογίου, το οποίο διανεμήθηκε στους συμμετέχοντες. Οι τελευταίοι ερωτήθηκαν ευθέως μέσω αυτού του ερωτηματολογίου για τα πιθανά περιστατικά εκφοβισμού στο σχολείο τους. Ένα ακόμη ερωτηματολόγιο, το οποίο εξέταζε τα συναισθήματα των μαθητών αφότου είχαν βιώσει αποκλεισμό μέσω ενός ψηφιακού παιχνιδιού, του Cyberball, διανεμήθηκε στους μαθητές. Τα αποτελέσματα έδειξαν ότι πραγματικά υπήρχε εκφοβισμός στο συγκεκριμένο σχολείο και βρέθηκαν πολλές συσχετίσεις μεταξύ ορισμένων μορφών εκφοβισμού και όλων των άλλων παραγόντων που εξετάστηκαν, παρά το γεγονός ότι οι καθηγητές και κάποιοι από τους μαθητές ισχυρίζονταν το αντίθετο. Επίσης έγινε φανερό ότι οι μαθητές, οι οποίοι είναι υπεύθυνοι για τα περιστατικά εκφοβισμού, βιώνουν διαφορετικά συναισθήματα όταν απομονώνονται σε σχέση με τους μαθητές, οι οποίοι έχουν πέσει θύματα του εκφοβισμού.


200. Name: MOULARA PARASEVI
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Η επίπτωση της πρακτικής άσκησης στους μέντορες καθηγητές όσο αφορά στις απόψεις και τις πρακτικές διδασκαλίας τους
Dissertation title: The impact of a practicum on mentor-teachers' beliefs and teaching practices
Supervisor: Areti-Maria Sougari

In-service teachers who become mentors collaborate with student teachers who are prompted to cultivate state-of-the-art strategies of foreign language instruction instilled in their teaching practices. This established relationship has an impact on the mentor teachers regarding their teaching practices and beliefs. The present study sought to identify this multidimensional impact. The data gathering tools were a questionnaire addressed to mentors and an interview that was carried out with a subset of mentors and five student teachers. The results depict a change in mentors’ beliefs on teaching methodologies, techniques, and various issues that arise in a language classroom as well as an adoption of student teachers’ practices. The factors that may be responsible for the aforementioned changes such as the mentors’ age, their years of teaching experience, the times participating in the program and their affiliation, were also investigated and it was concluded that they do not affect the impact. However, the variable of affiliation was chiefly related to the review of the lessons. In contrast to the mentor-teachers working in the secondary sector, the mentor-teachers who work in the primary sector were affected in terms of their lessons’ review via their participation in the practicum. In a nutshell, an in-depth, meticulous analysis of these results has been documented highlighting the positive impact of mentoring on the in-service teachers’ enhancement of teaching.


201. Name: MPISA AGLAIA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Η εφαρμογή των πολυτροπικών κειμένων στην τάξη των μικρών παιδιών στην Ελλάδα: Οι απόψεις και οι πρακτικές των εκπαιδευτικών
Dissertation title: The implementation of multimodal texts in the young learners' classroom in Greece: Teachers' beliefs and practices
Supervisor: Areti-Maria Sougari

This study aims to investigate teachers’ beliefs towards the implementation of multimodal texts in the young learners’ classroom and to delve into their specific practices and attitudes towards the texts included in the EFL coursebooks used in the Greek primary classroom. Moreover, the purpose of this study is to pinpoint the main factors that shape teachers’ mindset regarding multimodality. One hundred and twelve teachers (N=112) from various primary schools all over Greece shared their perspectives with the help of a questionnaire and four of them expressed their insights in semi-structured interviews as well. Both the statistical analysis of the data and the qualitative analysis illustrated that even though teachers are favorably predisposed towards the implementation of multimodal texts and try to deploy a repertoire of modes into their practices, they hold paradoxical attitudes towards the EFL textbooks used in primary schools. These paradoxes are attributed to the combination of the poor integration of multimodality in the EFL textbooks and teachers’ lack of multimodal awareness and knowledge. Of course the variability of their attitudes towards the textbooks and the practices they follow is attributed to the individual factors of age, teaching experience and academic qualifications. Finally, the discrepancies between teachers’ practices and perspectives due to the aforementioned individual traits and the reasons for their lack of multimodal awareness are discussed. Based on the findings it is suggested that the teachers need to receive additional training, and that the EFL textbook-producers or the curriculum-designers should espouse the multimodal tendency in ELT in order to create texts with a wide range of multimodal components.


202. Name: NANNOY NATALIA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Linguistic Processing and Executive Control: the case of Pontic-Greek Bidialectalism in Healthy Ageing. The Role of Morphological Case in the Processing of Locally Ambiguous Sentences
Dissertation title: Γλωσσική επεξεργασία και εκτελεστικός έλεγχος: Η περίπτωση του διδιαλεκτισμού Ποντιακής-Νεοελληνικής στην υγιή γήρανση. Ο ρόλος της μορφολογικής πτώσης στην επεξεργασία τοπικά αμφίσημων προτάσεων
Supervisor: Marina Mattheoudakis & Georgia Fotiadou

The present study examined the impact of cognitive ageing on both executive functions and linguistic processing, as well as the effect of Pontic-Greek bidialectalism on cognitive control and ambiguity resolution. Age-related declines have been associated with lower performance on both cognitive and linguistic tasks, whereas conversely bilingualism has been linked with a protective effect in healthy cognitive function. The verification of a similarly protracted advantage in older bidialectalism was one of our major scopes of this research. 16 Pontic-Greek bidialectals and 16 Greek monolinguals of older age were recruited for this study. With the employment of an on-line self-paced reading paradigm and a set of cognitive measurements we attempted to explore the specific processing and resolution patterns of older bidialectal and monolingual speakers of Greek in locally complex structures that involve a subject/object ambiguity, as well as to examine their levels of cognitive control, respectively. We aimed to compare our two groups in the processing speed of each word and ultimate resolution accuracy of the sentence, in order to locate the possible existence of a bidialectal advantage. Our results showed that the group of bidialectals was indeed faster than the group of monolinguals, providing support for the bidialectal advantage in linguistic processing. We also compared our two older groups' speed and accuracy to that of previous studies directed to younger adult Greek monolinguals (Papadopoulou & Tsimpli, 2005a). The comparison revealed that indeed both our older Greek groups exhibited increased reading times in their processing speed as predicted, due to the age- related processing declines, whereas with respect to resolution accuracy although the two groups of older participants did not show any differences from each other they both showed lower performance when compared to young adults. The cognitive measurements revealed an advantage of Pontic-Greeks in contrast to monolinguals in their attentional switching ability, a benefit that was attributed to their sustained training and long-term experience of handling two languages and result of cognitive reserve. Finally in an attempt to connect the two research strands of cognition and language processing together we tried to explore whether individual cognitive control plays an important role in language processing in real-time, and to locate which specific attentional modalities significantly affect each group. It was found that switching ability was of great importance for the group of bidialectals during the initial processing stage, whereas it was selective attention that guided the monolinguals preferences during the final stages. Overall, this research provided unique insight in the relationship between Greek bidialectalism in ageing, in the linguistic and cognitive domain.


203. Name: NTOLA GEORGIA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Το Γοτθικό στα Τέλη του Δεκάτου Ογδόου Αιώνα και το Θρησκευτικό Άλλο: Οι Περιπτώσεις των Vathek του William Beckford και The Monk του Matthew G. Lewis
Dissertation title: Late Eighteenth-Century Gothic and the Religious other: William Beckford' s Vathek and Matthew G Lewis' the Monk
Supervisor: Maria Schoina

This paper aims to examine the attitude of late-eighteenth century English Protestants towards religious otherness, with regard to the issue of transgression, and within the context of British nationalism. The novels examined for the purposes of the study are William Beckford’s Vathek (1786) and Matthew G. Lewis’s The Monk (1796), both of which deal with foreign religious systems, namely Islam and Catholicism respectively. Both Vathek and Ambrosio begin from a state of religious fundamentalism and piety, but commit various transgressions in the course of the narrative, resulting in their punishment by the Devil. Both religious faiths are criticized in the novels, with Protestantism, the established British religion, ostensibly rising as superior to both. This paper will contest that view by evoking Slavoj Zizek’s theory on ethnic fantasies and racism. Briefly, Zizek’s theory addresses the Self’s uneasiness stemming from the fact that the Other has access to some strange, alien jouissance, by not doing things like the Self. By studying transgression in Vathek and The Monk, I maintain that for all their assertions regarding the superiority of their religion, especially within the context of nationalism, late-eighteenth-century Protestants were actually uneasy by the confrontation with other religious systems. In particular, I argue that the fundamentalist lifestyle of Vathek and Ambrosio as depicted in the novels appears to afford the possibility of transgressive, painful pleasure, something that, in my opinion, is perceived as missing in the Protestant Self that asserts its superiority on the grounds of the freedom it allows.


204. Name: PAPADOPOULOU ARGYRO
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Εφαρμόζοντας μια διδακτική προσέγγιση της Αγγλικής ως διεθνής γλώσσα σε μαθητές δημοτικού
Dissertation title: Implementing an ELF-oriented approach in the young classroom
Supervisor: Areti-Maria Sougari

The aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of Greek learners of English concerning the English language and the extent to which these perceptions were impacted by the implementation of an ELF-focused approach in the EFL classroom. To be more specific, twenty-five learners in the sixth grade of a Greek state primary school participated in the study. Quantitative and qualitative data were compiled through a questionnaire which was administered both prior to and after the intervention and through interviews following the second administration of the questionnaire. According to the results, the intervention contributed to the enhancement of young learners’ pre-existing awareness of the global nature of English and the necessity for learning it. Moreover, it led to the realisation of the need for the incorporation of elements of global and local cultures in the English language classroom. The above findings emphasise the readiness of Greek young learners to embrace change in the teaching of English and the need for adjustment on the part of the teachers to the multifaceted reality of the English language with a view to adequately preparing learners for interaction in the global community of which they will be members.


205. Name: PLAKIA ATHINA-MARIA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Η γνώση δεκτικού λεξιλογίου σε δυο διαφορετικά σχολικά περιβάλλοντα: σύγκριση τάξης CLIL με μία κανονική τάξη
Dissertation title: Receptive vocabulary knowledge of CLIL and non-CLIL learners: A comparison between two different learning contexts
Supervisor: Marina Mattheoudakis

The aim of the present thesis was to examine the receptive vocabulary knowledge of both a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and a non-CLIL group of the sixth grade of primary school. Hence, 21 learners were selected from the CLIL group of the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos, Thessaloniki and 20 learners from the Primary School of Kompoti, Arta that attended traditional EFL courses. All learners were examined by means of a VLT (Vocabulary Levels Test) and a questionnaire offering important information on the learners’ profile. Results showed that CLIL learners outperformed the non-CLIL ones in all the word-frequency levels, as expected, and held larger receptive vocabulary sizes. Gender differences were not statistically significant except for the case of the 5,000 word-frequency level in the CLIL group. The different activities practiced by the CLIL and the non-CLIL group out of school context were also very interesting, seeming to influence positively receptive vocabulary knowledge.


206. Name: TRIANTAFYLLOU MARINA
Graduation date: 29/3/2018
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση της μεθόδου CLIL στην εκμάθηση λεξιλογίου και την εργαζόμενη μνήμη
Dissertation title: The effect of CLIL and EFL teaching on Greek young learners' vocabulary knowledge and working memory
Supervisor: Marina Mattheoudakis

The aim of the thesis was to investigate the effect of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and traditional English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instruction on Greek young learners’ vocabulary knowledge and working memory (WM). The fact that CLIL is implemented differently in the various countries, leading to different effects (Sylven, 2013), and the fact that the impact of bilingualism and bilingual programmes on WM is still debatable, constituted the driving force of the current research. 23 learners from a primary school in Kozani that received exclusive EFL instruction and 23 learners from a primary school in Thessaloniki receiving additional CLIL instruction participated in the study, reaching the total of 46 participants. The participants were assessed in their vocabulary performance through the use of the Renfrew vocabulary test and their WM capacity through three different WM tasks, which are the nonword recall, the backwards digit recall, and Mr. X task, each one tapping on the different components of WM. Overall, the results indicated that CLIL instruction leads to a significant difference in vocabulary knowledge, with CLIL learners outperforming EFL learners, whereas it appears to have no effect on learners’ WM capacity, as the performance of CLIL and EFL learners in WM tasks did not differ in a statistically significant manner. Therefore, while CLIL benefits in vocabulary learning are evident, the effect of CLIL instruction on cognition seems to require further research.


207. Name: MANTIDI ATHINA
Graduation date: 20/2/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης με έμφαση στην πνευματική και ψυχολογική κατάσταση του διερμηνέα και πώς αυτή επηρεάζει την απόδοσή του
Dissertation title: Commenting Conference Interpreting process in the context of student internship with special mention to the interpreter’s emotional and intellectual condition and how it affects their performance
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

During the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme in Conference Interpreting and Translation of the Aristotle University, students are entitled to a traineeship within which they are expected to provide interpretation services in professional real-life conditions during selected events. The dissertation aims to describe this experience in a clear and coherent way, covering both the study and preparation of the event as well as the interpreting performance itself. The latter is analyzed through components affecting the interpreter’s emotional and intellectual status before and during interpretation. Through reporting and evaluation of the preparation activities and the actual conference interpreting of five different events, the dissertation argues that there is a clear impact of both internal and external parameters to the interpreter’s performance. This impact may be tailored to the interpreter’s needs through disciplined study and the development of the composure and right reflexes needed.


208. Name: MICHALAKIS ANTONIOS
Graduation date: 20/2/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στην ταυτόχρονη διερμηνεία τεχνικών κειμένων
Dissertation title: Commented interpretation in the context of the work experience placement provided by the JPPS “Conference Interpreting and Translation” Interpreting branch, with the emphasis given on the interpretation of technical texts
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

The aim of the current postgraduate thesis, was to present in a detailed manner, the experience obtained by the writer, in the framework of the Joint Postgraduate Studies programme “Conference Interpreting and Translation”. The emphasis was put on the interpreting of technical texts, pronounced at the conferences we participated in. We produced an introduction, in which the aims of this thesis were presented, among others. A theoretical analysis of interpreting was also highlighted. Moreover, we described the time and date of said conferences, the interpreting type, as well as the conference type, the language combinations, their detailed schedule, the number of participants and some information about the organizers. What is more, we presented the speakers’ CVs, some difficulties encountered while interpreting and finally, the glossaries for every conference. To sum up, we closed with the thesis’s conclusions, along with a short bibliography, comprised of electronic sources and the annex, with the evaluation made by our coaches, among others.


209. Name: PAPADOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS
Graduation date: 20/2/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της Κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στον τρόπο εργασίας (working mode)
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting process within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation”, with emphasis on the working mode
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The purpose of this thesis is the software testing of a particular online service in order to ensure its quality. The term software testing refers to the process by which an application goes through a specific trials in order to be delivered flawless and complete, meaning that the final product does not contain any kind of errors and is ready for use. So in a few words the purpose of software testing is to ensure that the main deliverable will meet the demands of the designers as they were stated at the requirements document. The rapid evolvement of modern every day life, necessitates the highest possible efficiency in terms of web applications in order to respond quickly to the needs that arise. Many people are now able to perform processes through web applications which were prior not possible due to space, eg distances, time and resources, eg money. So it is easy to see the importance of the web application software testing in order to ensure their quality and usefulness. The aim of this project therefore is to test the web-based application named COMALAT. Specifically, this application allows candidates to exercise their multi lingual elements of a foreign environment in case they decide to work aboard. During the planning process of the design plan, the technique used by IBM on software testing was followed and the methodology to match the needs of each version was adapted. This adjustment was particularly demanding as each version demonstrates different attributes that need to be taken under consideration for the test plan to be disigned efficiently. This has been the most demanding aspect of the testing procedure altogether. On the findings, the most important is that at the end of the COMALAT testing process, all testing stages had been correctly completed, confirming in that way the usefulness of the application that is now able to serve the purpose for which it was constructed. To summarise, software testing is considered effective when it has identified errors in the application during the trial period. This is the greatest contribution to the programme. The mistakes that were spotted during the testing process, major or of lesser importance, were all reported, making their fixation possible and the improvements implementation, taking into account the needs of users and the initial requirements set by the designers.


210. Name: PISKIOULI MARIA
Graduation date: 20/2/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης διερμηνείας του ΔΜΠΣ Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης με έμφαση στη συνεργασία μεταξύ διερμηνέων στην ταυτόχρονη διερμηνεία
Dissertation title: Annotated interpretation within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” with emphasis on the cooperation between interpreters in simultaneous interpretation
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

This master thesis constitutes a review of the internship in conference interpreting which was conducted as part of the Interpreting Master Program. More specifically, it contains an analysis of the preparation, the performance and various aspects of the interpreting work. Moreover, it includes a small introduction on basic interpreting terminology and a specific reference about the issue of collaboration between interpreters during simultaneous interpreting. Finally, some conclusions are being drawn regarding the importance of the internship program and its role in the interpreters’ training.


211. Name: VLAMOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 20/2/2018
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιο της πρακτικής άσκησης της κατεύθυνσης διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ διερμηνείας και μετάφρασης, με έμφαση στον ρόλο του επικεφαλής διερμηνέων
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting process within the internship of the Interpreting course of the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation”, with emphasis on the working mode
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmyer
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

The aim of this thesis is to document the author’s experiences as an interpreter, during student internship, on the final year in the Joint Postgraduate Studies Programme in Conference Interpreting and Translation. This paper contains a detailed presentation of the conferences, of their speakers, of the preparation before, while there is an evaluation of the interpreting services. Apart from the evaluation, difficulties faced during interpreting are described in this paper, as well as the strategies used, for tackling these difficulties. There is special focus on the role of “chef de cabine”, a crucial role for an interpreter. The conclusions that have been drawn during the internship, are presented in the final chapter of the paper. Also, there is an appendix, containing the conferences’ programmes along with the evaluation forms.


212. Name: KAVADIA ZAFIROULA
Graduation date: 5/2/2018
Dissertation title: Περί Μηχανών και Τεράτων: Μία Νέα Υλιστική Ανάγνωση της Ύλης στο Steampunk στα The Difference Engine των William Gibson και Bruce Sterling και Perdido Street Station του China Mieville
Dissertation title: Of Engines and Monsters: A New Materialist Reading of Steampunk Materialities in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine and China Mieville's Perdido Street Station
Supervisor: Tatiani Rapatzikou

The present thesis examines two works widely cited as representative examples of steampunk fiction, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine (1990) and China Mieville's Perdido Street Station (2000), with special attention paid to the theories of new materialism and how they can be applied to the two novels. Starting with The Difference Engine, a decidedly postmodernist work with metafictional elements, the first chapter highlights the ways in which material objects seem to guide social progress in the novel and alternately challenge as well as affirm human primacy, resulting in an ambivalent but ultimately pessimistic outcome for humanity. Continuing with Perdido Street Station, a gritty example of Weird Fiction, the second chapter focuses on the positive political potential that derives from the representations of hybrid embodied materialities when they interact with discourses of knowledge. The aim of this thesis is thus twofold: on the one hand, it attempts to show how malleable steampunk is, while on the other hand, it argues for new materialism as a promising critical and philosophical approach for the study of speculative fiction. Using a range of different sources, the present thesis attempts to explore how material bodies and material objects interact with one another as well as with the discourses of progress and knowledge as these appear in the primary sources under examination, and how the re-conceptualization of our relationship to matter can lead to a more sustainable social and political future.


213. Name: TERENETSKA OLGA
Graduation date: 5/2/2018
Dissertation title: Το Ολοκαύτωμα της Εβραϊκής Κοινότητας της Θεσσαλονίκης στην Κατοχή στη Λογοτεχνική Μνήμη: Τα Μυθιστορήματα "Ουζερί Τσιτσάνης" του Γ. Σκαμπαρδώνη και "The House by the Sea. A Portrait of the Holocaust" της Ρ. Φρόμερ
Dissertation title: Holocaust of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki during WW2 in literature about memory: the novel Ouzeri Tsitsanis by G. Skambarrdonis and The House by The Sea: A Portrait of Holocaust in Greece by R. Frommer
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI

The Master’s thesis is describing the ways in which the cultural memory of Holocaust is being constructed in two literary works about the Holocaust of Jews of Thessaloniki during the Second World War.The introduction describes the historical background of the two narratives focusing on Thessaloniki and touching upon the war-period events in Greece in the background. The first chapter attempts to explain how Thessaloniki becomes a place of memory in both texts taking into account theoretical approaches to memory cultures and literatures by P. Nora, A. Assmann and other scholars. The second chapter focuses on the traumatic experiences of Holocaust as they are presented in the two works and the picture of Nazi and their violence against the Greek Jewry by analysing the main characters of the literary texts and their resistance and survival strategies. This chapter also uses trauma theories by such scholars as Cathy Carouth. The third chapter is responding to the question of how the cultural memory theories support the ways of negotiating Holocaust in both works and why they are important in the framework of the common European remembrance policy today.


214. Name: ZHU RUOXI
Graduation date: 5/2/2018
Dissertation title: Παλεύοντας με τις εικόνες: η Οπτική, το Λεκτικό και το Πραγματικό στο Saturday του Ian McEwan και στο Falling Man του Don DeLillo
Dissertation title: Wrestling with images: The Visual, the Verbal and the Real in Ian McEwan's "Saturday" and Don DeLillo's "Falling Man"
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

The overwhelming visuality of the 9/11 attacks in New York City not only challenges people’s understanding of reality, but also renders the verbal feeble in comparison with the penetrating immediacy of the terrorist event. With emphasis placed on two novels that deal with the subject of terrorism Saturday (2005) by the British writer Ian McEwan and Falling Man (2007) by the American writer Don DeLillo, this thesis intends to explore how both writers respond to the overwhelming visuality of the attacks in their works and how this visuality compels writers to rethink the functionality of literary writing in a post-9/11 world. In particular, this thesis will explore how these two writers carefully examine in their works the intertwined relationship between the visual, the verbal and the real within the context of the 9/11 events. With the investigation of the visual allusions one finds in these two novels and the examination of a series of concepts including image, vision, imagination, spectacle, and so on this thesis explores the interaction between the verbal and the visual and how this interaction relates to the perception of the real and how this differs from writer to writer. Both McEwan and DeLillo, with their meticulously designed plots and narratives, seem to assert that even though the visual has penetrated the real world after the attacks and has altered people’s perception of reality for ever, literary writing can and must fight against the narrative of terror so as to conceptually rebuild a new reality in a post-9/11 era.


215. Name: XANTHOU DESPINA-CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 10/1/2018
Dissertation title: Η επίδραση της μεθόδου CLIL στην ανάπτυξη παραγωγής γραπτού λόγου και λεξιλογίου μαθητών Γ' Δημοτικού στο 3ο Πειραματικό Δημοτικό Σχολείο Θεσσαλονίκης
Dissertation title: The effect of CLIL on the writing and vocabulary skills of 3rd graders in the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Thessaloniki
Supervisor: Marina Matthaioudakis

The aim of the study is to compare the writing skills and vocabulary development among third-grade learners. Data was collected from the 3rd Experimental Primary school of Evosmos, Thessaloniki. In this study, Environmental Studies and History were the CLIL instructed subjects. Writing tasks were selected and created by the CLIL instructors. 3rd grade learners produced texts that were later transcribed and thus, six learner corpora were compiled according to their 4th grade streaming classification and analyzed for the purpose of this study. In detail, three corpora were compiled for the Environmental studies CLIL group and three corpora were compiled for the History CLIL group. First, second and third learner corpora include the writing samples of the strongest, intermediate and the weakest learners respectively. These corpora were compared to each other according to certain criteria like word frequency, lexical diversity and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) word levels. Analysis of the Environmental Studies learner corpora shows that the expected differences among the different classes were rather minimal. Low lexical diversity in all learner corpora can be justified by both the fact that learners have just started learning English and their young age. Examining word frequency in all learners’ History writing samples, the most frequent word list (Nation, 2006) is the category with the highest percentage in all learner corpora. Results show that the first group of learners tends to be more advanced depending on the higher percentages in off-list known words and more infrequent lists. Nevertheless, the discrepancies between the Environmental Studies and History results indicate that no safe conclusions can be made. Results also reveal that there are slight differences regarding the CEFR levels in the percentages of the learner corpora in both assignments. The first two learner corpora in both Environmental Studies and History assignments did not show wide discrepancies and there are cases in which the second learner corpus had a higher percentage than the first learner corpus. As it was anticipated, the third learner corpus shows the lowest percentages in high-level words and less variety in general.


216. Name: TATSIOU MELINA
Graduation date: 1/1/2018
Dissertation title: Η Θεωρία του Νου σε άτομα με αφασία Broca: στοιχεία από μη-γλωσσικά πειράματα.
Dissertation title: A study of the Theory of Mind skills in Broca's aphasia; evidence from non-verbal theory of Mind tasks
Supervisor: ATHANASIADOU-GEROTHANASI ANGELIKI

Language and the ability to interpret someone’s beliefs and intentions are components of effective communication. Broca’s aphasia (BA) is a condition which causes disturbances in one’s ability to produce speech after a traumatic brain injury, tumor or infection. In the present study the interface between BA and Theory of mind (our ability to understand and attribute mental states and beliefs to others) is examined. A possible link between these two can provide valuable information about the way the brain works and function as evidence that a different approach is needed when creating an intervention program for aphasia. The research hypothesis of the present study favors a link between the two conditions and suggests that ToM impairments can be caused by Broca’s aphasia. Specifically, 5 healthy subjects and 5 patients with BA participated in a non-verbal experiment run on E-prime for its sensitivity to reaction times which included trials that tested first order Theory of Mind both in simple and more complicated trials that required more processing. Specifically, trials that tested both True (TB) and False Belief (FB) attribution were included. In each trial a change occurred which could be either witnessed by the agent (TB) or not (FB). FB trials are considered to be more demanding as the subjects’ reality (who were always able to observe the change) differed from the one of the agent of the task. Indeed, patients’ performance in FB tasks provided results that showed that their ability to attribute mental states to others has been affected as they scored below chance level, proving that Broca’s aphasia can cause ToM impairments.


217. Name: TSAOUSIDOU ILIANA
Graduation date: 20/12/2017
Dissertation title: Η ανατροπή της ετεροκανονικότητας στον δημόσιο και ιδιωτικό χώρο στα « Το Πορτραίτο του Ντόριαν Γκρέυ» και «Τέλενυ» του Όσκαρ Γουάιλντ
Dissertation title: The Subversion of Heteronormativity in Public and Private Space in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Teleny
Supervisor: Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou

The aim of the present thesis is the subversion of heteronormativity and heterosexuality as the only accepted form of sexual identity in the Victorian era, through Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Teleny. More specifically, it deals with the presentation of a form of alternative sexuality that deviates from the accepted standards of that time. This analysis uses the description of urban space, both in public and private terms, and studies very specific symbolisms that the writer used to depict and imply the existence of a deviant sexuality with homosexual tendencies. In the first part, the thesis analyses parts of urban public space and presents them as strictly interrelated with the expression of homosexual tendencies, despite the fact that the public space has always been considered as a space where the imposition of accepted social stereotypes and standards took place. In the second part, it analyses more private parts of the cities in which Wilde had spent parts of his life, such as London and Paris. The main interest of the analysis in this part focuses on the space of the house which, traditionally, constituted the core of heterosexuality and family which, in turn, constituted two of the most fundamental notions of the conservative Victorian society. Thus, the thesis concludes that the writer attempts to deconstruct basic heterosexual spaces and notions of his time, therefore implying the existence of deviant sexualities and subverting the absolute social and sexual standards of the Victorian era


218. Name: CHRISAKI CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 9/12/2017
Dissertation title: Διηγήσεις για έναν Άγνωστο Κόσμο: η μετανάστευση ως χωρικό στάδιο του καθρέφτη σε ελληνικές και ελληνοαμερικανικές συλλογικές καλλιτεχνικές παραγωγές
Dissertation title: Narratives of a World beyond Understanding: Migration as a spacial mirror stage in Greek American artistic production
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos

The experimental attitude of recent theoretical works towards the study of space and the bodies located, or locating themselves, in it, functioned as the cornerstone of the present project. Influenced by theoretical research that tends to merge psychoanalytic terminology with spatial theory, I was tempted to test the limits of such a correlation, attempting to provide a Lacanian reading of Henri Lefebvre’s process of spatial architectonics, namely one that perceives such a process as a spatial rendition of Jacques Lacan’s mirror stage. Studying mass migration to the unknown as a secondary spatial mirror stage, though which the migrant subjects relocate themselves in the foreign land of America, I gathered and carefully analyzed collective narratives of late nineteenth century rural Greece and early twentieth century Greek America, only to confirm their absolute prioritization of spatial history over temporality. Divided into three separate, and yet inextricably connected, chapters, this thesis offers insight not only into the collective conceptualizations of America as a negative, heterotopic location, but also on the impact of communal mental representations of the foreign land both on the migrants’ lived experience of America, and on their re-conceptualization of Greece as the only Real, and subsequently the only desired and eternally deferrable, space. As spatial studies gradually acquire a solid theoretical basis, I believe it important for academics and researchers to turn to previously marginalized perspectives for evidence. Greek folklore, including migration songs, mourning rituals, religious celebrations, as well as short stories and migrant narratives, offered to my research what the study of individual perspectives could not possibly provide: The conception of migration as a history of spaces, through which subjects move, re-negotiating their geo- and topo-graphical existence, through processes similar to the infants’ primary attempts to form the symbolic image of a coherent ego.


219. Name: KONTSANTINOU THOMAI
Graduation date: 8/12/2017
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας στο πεδίο της ρομποτικής χειρουργικής σε συνεργασία με τη Μονάδα Ορολογίας του Παγκόσμιου Οργανισμού Διανοητικής Ιδιοκτησίας.
Dissertation title: Robotic surgery terminology project in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Organization’s Terminology Unit.
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The terminology project was carried out in collaboration with the Terminology Unit of the Word Intellectual Property Organization and its aim was to collect and register 51 terms in the field of Robotic Surgery in the Organization’s multilingual termbase, in the language pair English-Greek. The terminology work included the compilation of electronic corpora, the terminology extraction, the collection of information and data related to the terms, the final term selection and the creation of an electronic termbase with the following fields: term, term reference, term type, defining context and defining context reference. The master thesis includes a brief presentation of the field, the basic reference works, the basic terms of the field, the conceptual relations between the terms, the presentation of the research process as well as the difficulties that arose. A sample of the English and Greek corpora and the terms in Excel spreadsheet are included in the appendix.


220. Name: ALLOUS AMPNTEL-NOUR
Graduation date: 14/11/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμός Διερμηνείας με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην κοινοτική διερμηνεία στο πλαίσιοτης πρακτικής άσκησης της Κατεύθυνσης Διερμηνείας του ΔΠΜΣ Διερμηνείας & Μετάφρασης
Dissertation title: Commenting Interpreting process during the student internship with special mention to community interpreting as part of the Joint Postgraduate Studies programme (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation”
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The aim of the present thesis was to register all the stages that an interpreter is going through not only before a conference, but also afterwards. So, there was an attempt to present how important it is for an interpreter to prepare himself or herself in order to be able to cope successfully, with the high demands of a conference and also, with various unexpected situations which will probably have to handle. Of course, all these techniques that an interpreter might use and the preparatory stage are the fruits of a very intensive interpreting master program which is consisted of three semesters of classes and one semester of practice. The master lasted for two years and took place the academic years of 2015-2017. The student during the fourth semester is called to participate in a series of practice exercises in conferences and to apply all the knowledge that was acquired during the three previous semesters. These conferences are an opportunity for the intern to realize the professional landscape of interpreting. Meanwhile, the project is an introduction to the theoretical framework of conference interpreting and shows how theory could be of any help to the interpreter. Finally, it is mentioned the theoretical framework of community interpreting which is in a very early stage in Greece. However, community interpreting came in the limelight because of the refugee crisis. In the project, there is a brief mention on the community interpreting theory and on the student experience as a community interpreter during 2016-2017.


221. Name: KIRVEI MARINA-CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 7/11/2017
Dissertation title: Ο Ρόλος του Συγγραφέα στην εποχή του Τρόμου και της Συναισθηματικής Αποσύνδεσης: Mao II του Don DeLillo και Taipei του Tao Lin
Dissertation title: The Role of the Author at a time of Terror and Emotional Detachment: Don DeLillo’s Mao II and Tao Lin’s Taipei
Supervisor: Tatiani Rapatzikou

The current MA thesis aims to examine the role of the contemporary writer as this has been formulated in the last decade of the twentieth and the first of the twenty-first century through the study of two American novels, those of Don DeLillo’s Mao II (1991) and Tao Lin’s Taipei (2013). The two works successfully capture the atmosphere of fluidity and uncertainty that characterizes contemporary American society today due to various socio-cultural and political events. Both novels primarily deal with the role of the author nowadays. This is achieved through the use of a self-reflexive way of writing communicated to the readers via the author-protagonists both writers employ in their fictions. Terror, as emerging from terrorism, and emotional disengagement, which takes the form of depression, constitute two distressing societal issues that the two books touch upon, while creativity, language use, circularity and memory are also discussed in the two novels. All these recurrent motifs highlight DeLillo’s and Lin’s interest into certain recurrent societal issues in an effort to expose and elaborate on them. Though not acknowledged in the novels themselves, the traumatic terrorist attack of 9/11 provides the framework through which all the other issues in the two novels are presented. Ultimately, both Mao II and Taipei demonstrate that contemporary literary writing has the ability to create links between the inner world of the characters and their surrounding society, cultivate empathy and promote active thinking and communication, aiming in this manner at introducing new ways of looking at the world and others against any kind of intellectual stagnation.


222. Name: KATSANOU MARIA
Graduation date: 31/10/2017
Dissertation title: Φωνητική ανάλυση της ομιλίας των ασθενών με σχιζοφρένεια
Dissertation title: Acoustic characteristics of speech production by speakers with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Supervisor: Ekaterini Nikolaidou

Despite evidence that schizophrenia has an effect on speech at both the suprasegmental and segmental levels, there is currently very limited research in this area. The primary goal of the current study is to examine possible acoustic differences in vowel production between Greek speakers with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and healthy controls. A second aim is το investigate a possible association between negative symptoms and selected acoustic measurements. Eighteen Greek speakers with schizophrenia (nine male and nine female) and ten healthy controls (five male and five female) participated in the study. The speech material consisted of /'CVCV/and /CV'CV/ disyllabic, mainly symmetrical, words, (V=all five Greek vowels /i,e,a,o,u/). Acoustic measurements included the duration and the first two formant frequencies (F1 and F2) of the stressed and unstressed vowels in V1 position. In addition, the vowel space area of the two groups was calculated separately for each group and gender. The results showed significant differences between the two groups in their total vowel space area, in F1 and F2 but not in duration. Overall, speakers with schizophrenia displayed a reduced vowel space. This related to a reduction in tongue height (as manifested by F1) by 6% and in anterior/posterior displacement (as manifested by F2) by 17%. Our findings also showed that the negative symptoms of speakers with schizophrenia correlated with formant frequency measures, and especially with the total vowel space area. Overall the data indicated that although there was no significant difference in vowel duration between the two groups, there was significant variation in vowel formant frequencies and a significant reduction of the overall vowel space of the patients.


223. Name: MANITSA ELEFTHERIA
Graduation date: 25/9/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κεφαλαίου «Essenze o oli essenziali» από το βιβλίο του Francesco Capasso, Farmacognosia-Botanica, Chimica e Farmacologia delle Piante Medicinali
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the chapter “Essenze o oli essenziali” from the book Farmacognosia-Botanica, Chimica e Farmacologia delle Piante Medicinali, by Francesco Capasso
Supervisor: KASAPI ELENI
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL

The aim of this master thesis was to produce an annotated translation of a specialized text from Italian into Greek. The selected text is the chapter entitled “Essenze o oli essenziali” from the book Farmacognosia- Botanica, Chimica e Farmacologia delle Piante Medicinali by Francesco Capasso, published by Springer (2011). The domain in which the text falls into is pharmacognosy and the sub-domain phytotherapy. Apart from the translation of the source text, this thesis also comprises an Italian-Greek glossary of the listed terms, documentation of the terms through the use of a definition or explanatory context, bibliographic references, presentation of terminology research, analysis of some characteristic translation/term difficulties and notes on the way these difficulties were resolved. Finally, there is also an index with a sample of the ad hoc corpus compiled for this thesis.


224. Name: VANTOLA CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 25/9/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση: «Φαρμακευτικά Φυτά και Κεντρικό Νευρικό Σύστημα»
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation: “Medicinal plants and the central nervous system”
Supervisor: KASAPI ELENI
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL

The aim of the present thesis was the production of an annotated translation of a specialized text from Italian into Greek. The original text comes from the chapter “Piante medicinali e sistema nervoso centrale”, from the book Fitoterapia: Impiego razionale delle droghe vegetali by F. Capasso, G. Grandolini and A.A. Izzo. It consists of the original text and its translation, a glossary of terms, the terminology documentation with definitions or explanatory context in both languages, as well as the detailed presentation of the terminological research that took place, the translation problems that arose and solutions to them. The text focuses on the effect of three medicinal plants (hops, chamomile, lavender) on the treatment of nervous system disorders, such as anxiety and insomnia, while at first the structure and function of the nervous system are presented. To render terminology in Greek a wide variety of sources was consulted, either online or printed ones, while specialists from the fields of Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacognosy offered their expertise.


225. Name: ARMEN AFRODITI
Graduation date: 28/8/2017
Dissertation title: Απόκτηση απομνημονευμένων ακολουθιών και αντίληψη προφορικής γλωσσικής ικανότητας: αξιολογώντας μικρούς μαθητές στο ελληνικό πλαίσιο διδασκαλίας της Αγγλικής ως ξένης γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Acquisition of formulaic sequences and perceived oral proficiency: assessing young learners in the Greek EFL context
Supervisor: Marina Matthaioudakis

This study reports a small-scale experiment that was set up to estimate the extent to which (a) the use of formulaic sequences (multi-word units such as collocations, institutionalized utterances, and idiomatic expressions) can influence the degree of oral proficiency young L2 learners are perceived as exhibiting and (b) L2 learners who receive traditional instruction, where grammar and lexis are conceptualized and taught separately, can be differentiated from L2 learners who are exclusively taught with an instructional method that emphasizes ‘noticing’ of L2 formulaic sequences (FS), with reference to their receptive and productive knowledge and use of such phrases. Participants were 14 Greek EFL students attending the third grade of state primary school. Over the course of the school year the experimental students (N=7) were only exposed to the state school’s instructional materials (Magic Book 1) which made them aware of standardized phrases and only received implicit grammar teaching, while the control group (N=7) also received extra L2 classes which featured discrete point explicit grammar teaching and vocabulary instruction focusing on single words. Following instruction, the participants’ oral proficiency in an oral narrative was measured by two judges. The number of word combinations in the oral narratives considered to be formulaic sequences was counted along with learners’ scores on recognition and recall of formulaic sequences in a test designed to elicit them. The findings suggest that FS use contributes to all aspects of perceived L2 oral proficiency and that an exclusively lexical approach in language teaching is more effective in promoting young learners’ perceived oral proficiency and fluency, their recognition of formulaic sequences, and their recall of collocations, compared to traditional instruction which is coupled with awareness-raising of formulaic sequences.


226. Name: SARAFI VASILIA
Graduation date: 21/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου με τίτλο «Le bilan», από το βιβλίο «Les societes commerciales»των Michel Germain & Veronique Magnier
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text entitled “Le bilan”, from the book of Michel Germain and Veronique Magnier “Les societes commerciales”
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

This thesis is an annotated translation of an extract entitled “Le bilan”, from the book of Michel Germain and Veronique Magnier, Les societes commerciales, from French into Greek. The text belongs to the field of the French accounting law, and aims to inform about the balance sheet structure, the procedures of its drawing up as well as about the corresponding legal framework. This thesis starts out by analyzing some basic legal and accounting concepts which are often used in the text, offering its readers a better understanding. The original text is presented opposite of its translation, then follow a glossary that includes all of the French and English terms of the text and their Greek version, and a terminology documentation of some accounting terms, which substantiates the translator’s choices. Α presentation of the language and the style of the text comes next, and an analysis of the methodology used during the translation and the documentation follows. This thesis ends by describing some of the syntactic, lexical-semantic and pragmatic difficulties encountered during the translation process and by pointing out some useful conclusions for the translation of legal and financial texts.


227. Name: TSAKIRI AFRODITI
Graduation date: 21/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου ‘Communication Theatrale’ του Tadeusz Kowzan από την γαλλική στην ελληνική γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text ‘Communication Theatrale’ by Tadeusz Kowzan from the French to the Greek language
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The aim of the present Master Thesis was the annotated translation of the text ‘Communication Theatrale’ by Tadeusz Kowzan from the French to the Greek language. Firstly, the translation of the text from the French to the Greek language was presented in two aligned columns. Then followed the glossary of the terms which had been extracted from the text, and after that the term validation of the theatrical terms, as well as some terms which belong to the field of semiotics but are closely related to theatre. Furthermore, there was an extensive reference to the terminological research and term validation, with an analysis of the research procedure which had been followed, and the procedure of the compilation of the reference corpus. In addition, some of the most characteristic translation difficulties which arose during the translation procedure, both morphosyntactic and lexical - terminological were analysed.


228. Name: KORDALI CHRISTIANA
Graduation date: 18/7/2017
Dissertation title: Μια διεπιστημονική σύγκριση περιλήψεων ερευνητικών άρθρων: Ανάλυση βασισμένη σε σώματα κειμένων
Dissertation title: A cross-disciplinary comparison of research article abstacts: A corpus-based study
Supervisor: Eleni Agathopoulou

The Research Article Abstract is an academic genre that has attracted lots of interest because of its importance in the academia. The present study attempts to shed light in cross-disciplinary variations in research article abstracts from the fields of Physics and Linguistics in terms of their rhetorical structure, their use of metadiscoursal elements and academic vocabulary. For the purposes of the present study four corpora were compiled, consisting of research article abstracts from scientific journals in (a) theoretical linguistics, (b) applied linguistics, (c) theoretical physics and (d) applied physics. The findings of the study reveal specific similarities and differences between abstracts from different disciplines. Suggestions are made concerning possible uses of the research findings in the English for Academic Purposes classroom.


229. Name: LAZOGLOU MARIA
Graduation date: 18/7/2017
Dissertation title: Ρητορική ανάλυση των περιλήψεων συνεδρίων στην ελληνική και αγγλική γλώσσα: ανάλυση βασισμένη σε σώματα κειμένων
Dissertation title: A rhetorical analysis of conference abstracts in Greek and English: a corpus-based analysis
Supervisor: Eleni Agathopoulou

The aim of this study is to investigate the genre of CA in two different languages, English and Greek with a focus on the rhetorical structure and vocabulary in CAs. The goal is to demonstrate possible differences and similarities in the same genre between two languages. For the purposes of this research, two corpora were compiled with abstracts in English and Greek, selected from four consequent symposia of the International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics which is held biannually by the School of English at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The rhetorical structure of CAs is examined on the basis of Halleck and Connor’s model (2006), as modified by Agathopoulou (2009). The model includes nine move types in abstracts. The analysis of lexical choices is based on frequencies of appearance as given by AntConc, a software programme by Anthony Laurence (2012). Additionally, extra attention is given to metadiscoursal elements such as hedges and boosters in CAs. The results suggest that authors select similar patterns of move types for structuring their abstracts regardless of language. Moreover, it appears that the main moves in conference abstracts are Territory, Goal and Methodology. Two basic lists with the most frequent content words were derived from the lexical analysis of the two corpora. The analysis showed that the lexical choices are content- dependent, and not language-dependent. This means that there is high overlap in lexical choice across CAs in the two languages. Moreover, the results showed a main difference in the use of metadiscoursal, interactional markers between CAs written in English and Greek. Authors who write in English use more interactional markers than their peers who write in Greek. In particular, English CA authors show a tendency to use more boosters and fewer hedges. On the contrary, Greek CA authors employ more hedges, thus avoiding the prominent use of boosters. Previous research between English and other languages (Salar & Behzad, 2016; Yagiz & Demir, 2015) suggests that the use of metadiscoursal, interactional markers is influenced by socio-cultural factors, academic background and is language-specific. The outcomes of this research can be exploited for creating pedagogical support for future conference participants towards the production of more successful CAs. Moreover, this study can be a basis for further investigation of the CA genre, and an addition to the general linguistic be a basis for further investigation of the CA genre, and an addition to the general linguistic analysis of Modern Greek texts.


230. Name: KALOGIROS IOANNIS
Graduation date: 17/7/2017
Dissertation title: Ουρλιάζοντας τα κλέφτικα: ξαναγράφοντας τους Μπιτ στις ελληνικές νεανικές (υπο)κουλτούρες μετά την εξέγερση του Δεκέμβρη του 2008
Dissertation title: Howling Kleftika: Re-writing the Beats in the post-December 2008 youth underground (sub)cultures
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI


231. Name: KALOGIROS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 17/7/2017
Dissertation title: Ουρλιάζοντας τα Κλέφτικα: ξαναγράφοντας τους Μπιτ στις ελληνικές νεανικές (υπο)κουλτούρες μετά την εξέγερση του Δεκέμβρη του 2008
Dissertation title: Howling Kleftika: Re-writing the Beats in the post-December 2008 youth underground (sub)cultures
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


232. Name: STAFILIDOU ELEFTHERIA
Graduation date: 14/7/2017
Dissertation title: Από την Υπακοή στην Αντίσταση: η Μεταμόρφωση των Θηλυκών Εφήβων στο Επαναστάτες στο Mockingjay της Suzanne Collins και στο Divergent της Veronica Roth
Dissertation title: From Docility to Resistance: The Transformation of Female Adolescents into Rebels in Suzanne Collins’s Mockingjay and Veronica Roth’s Divergent
Supervisor: Tatiani Rapatzikou

The rising interest of American young adolescents in dystopian young adult writing in the twenty-first has brought to the spotlight questions about how teenagers view the changing world around them and how they perceive themselves in society. The focus of this thesis is how the young adolescent, as featured in the two American novels under examination here, escapes the docility and control that the dystopian society imposes on them and becomes an autonomous agent that cannot be manipulated and disciplined. A very important factor in such a process is the journey these adolescents undertake from naive and ignorant to knowledgeable and self-conscious individuals who perform their resistance against the societal strictures in their worlds. The novels to be commented on in this thesis are Suzanne Collins‘s Mockingjay (2010) and Veronica Roth‘s Divergent (2011), which feature young adolescent female protagonists whose journey into maturity ends in resistance. By resorting to the views of certain theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and scholars such as Keith Booker, Roberta Seelinger Trites, Thomas Moylan and Raffaella Baccolini, this thesis pays attention to how the female protagonists manage to escape docility and compliance and transform into resistant young adults.


233. Name: SKEVI ELIRA
Graduation date: 13/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση: Αρχιτεκτονική και διακόσμηση των αναγεννησιακών κάστρων της Γαλλίας
Dissertation title: Interpreted translation: Architecture and ornamentation of Renaissance castles in France
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The subject of the dissertation under the title "Interpreted Translation: Architecture and Decoration of Renaissance Castles in France" is the translation of an extract from the text "Les Chateaux a la Rennaisance" by David Bordes, published by the Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine which is based in Paris. More specifically, the original text and its translation deal briefly with the operation, architectural design, construction, masonry, sculpture and painting decoration of these castles. It is therefore a translation of a text of a specific language with the architecture terminology of the Renaissance period in France. Apart from the translation of the text and its glossary, the dissertation includes the translation comments regarding the definition of the specific translation, its difficulties as well as the documentation difficulties. Finally, the conclusion, the references and the Annex with the pictures and architectural drawings used during the translation process complete the dissertation.


234. Name: FOTIADOU NIKOLETA
Graduation date: 11/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση (DE, EL) - Αποσπάσματα από το βιβλίο «Λογοτεχνική Μετάφραση» του Γιερν Άλμπρεχτ
Dissertation title: Annotated translation (DE, EL) - Excerpts from the book “Literary Translation” by Jorn Albrecht
Supervisor: ANTHI WIEDENMAIER
Languages: EN > EL, DE> EL

Aim of the present master thesis was to produce an annotated translation of a specialized text from German into Greek. Excerpts from the translation studies work “Literary Translation” by Jorn Albrecht were translated. A glossary of terms was prepared and each term is accompanied with a documentation of its meaning and its use (definition and explanatory context) both in the source language and in the target language, including a bibliographical reference and an internet link, in cases one was available. The communication circumstances, in which the source text and the target text were produced, were examined with references to Skopos theory of Hans Vermeer and the text analysis of Christiane Nord. The approach method to the text and its terminology is then thoroughly presented, in accordance with the analysis of the translation purpose and strategy. What follows is a presentation and analysis of the translation problems encountered in the text as well as of the ways they have been handled by means of various translation techniques. An interconnection between theory and practice in the course of the translation activity is established and demonstrated.


235. Name: ILIADIS CHRISTOS
Graduation date: 11/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπάσματος από το βιβλίο Literarische Ubersetzung – Geschichte, Theorie, Kulturelle Wirkung του Jorn Albrecht. Κεφάλαιο 4.3
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of a passage from the book Literarische Ubersetzung – Geschichte, Theorie, Kulturelle Wirkung by Jorn Albrecht. Chapter 4.3
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE> EL

The aim of the present thesis was the annotated translation of a German text into the Greek language. The chosen text was extracted from the book Literarishe Ubersetzung – Geschichte, Theorie, Kulturelle Wirkung by Jorn Albrecht, particulary chapter 4.3, in which the benefits and disadvantages of translation for the language are discussed. Following the translation of the passage, a glossary of terms and their documentation are given. The thesis is completed with the documentation of serological research and annotation of the challenges faced during the translation of the passage.


236. Name: PETSA MARKELA-DESPINA
Graduation date: 6/7/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τη γαλλική προς την ελληνική του άρθρου με τίτλο: La propulsion diesel electrique des methaniers Gaz de France
Dissertation title: Annotated translation from French into Greek of the article entitled: La propulsion diesel electrique des methaniers Gaz de France
Supervisor: LOYPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

The aim of the present thesis is the translation of the article's “La propulsion diesel electrique des methaniers Gaz de France” segment, by M. Roger Courtay, project engineer in the shipyard Chantiers de l' Atlantique. The original text which is written in French, is translated into Greek with the title “Η ντιζελοηλεκτρική πρόωση των υγραεριοφόρων της εταιρείας Gaz de France”. This thesis aims for the correct translation of the segment in order to be logically fluent and understood in Greek. It starts off with the introduction, the translation and then follows the glossary, the documentation, which consists of each term's definition in both languages, the annotation of all the problems that occurred during the translating process and finally the bibliography and the appendix. The original article deals with the use of natural gas as the primary fuel in gas carriers. It offers specific information on the use of diesel, steam and electricity while comparing them with a more modern solution, natural gas. There is a detailed description of how an engine runs on diesel, natural gas, steam, electricity, as well as combined solutions, and a presentation of the advantages and disadvantages of each choice.


237. Name: PITOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 4/7/2017
Dissertation title: Ελληνικές Παραδόσεις στις ΗΠΑ και Μετάλλαξη Ταυτότητας: Αφομοίωση και Ενσωμάτωση στην Αμερικανική Κουλτούρα στο Rain in the Valley της Helen Papanikolas και το My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2 της Nia
Dissertation title: Greek Homeland Traditions in the USA and Identity Transformation: Assimilation and Acculturation in Helen Papanikolas’s Rain in the Valley and Nia Vardalos’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2
Supervisor: George Kalogeras

Customs and traditions can help keep track of the process of assimilation in the Greek-American community by examining how and if each generation passed them on to the next. In this thesis, I discuss the portrayal of Greek traditions in Helen Papanikolas’s Rain in the Valley and Nia Vardalos’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, connecting the former with the concept of assimilation, and the latter with that of acculturation. This distinction is made based on ethno-religious and ethno-cultural customs, terms which I am borrowing from Alice Scourby. Indeed, Papanikolas’s story about three generations of fictional Greek Americans reveals that the vast majority of both ethno-religion and ethno-cultural customs which were brought to the USA by the first generation from their homeland did not fare well among the following generations. By the end of the book, assimilation has become a reality for the third generation. Vardalos’s films on the other hand, share a different, more optimistic perspective, showing that both the American and the Greek culture can co-exist and shape the Greek-American identity. What is the future of non-fictional Greek America though? Can we make general assumptions about the potential assimilation of a whole generation based on some individuals, be they fictional or not?


238. Name: MARGARI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 3/7/2017
Dissertation title: Χρήση της λίστας ακαδημαϊκών λέξεων (AWL) της Coxhead και συμφράσεις που παράχθηκαν σε διαλεκτικά δοκίμια Ελλήνων και Αμερικανών πανεπιστημιακών φοιτητών: μια συγκριτική μελέτη
Dissertation title: Coxhead’s AWL use and collocations produced in Greek and American university students’ argumentative essays: a comparative study
Supervisor: Eleni Agathopoulou

The present thesis made a CIA study on the Greek component of the International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE), GRICLE, comparing it with the American collection of LOCNESS and PELCRA corpora. Our paper examined the academic attainment of both learner groups, GRICLE and LOCNESS and PELCRA, using Coxhead's AWL. We compared the overall word frequencies, as well as the word frequencies per each AWL sublist in the corpora of both Greek and American students. We, also, investigated which word families had higher or zero word frequency in either or both corpora altogether. Then, we calculated the percentage of AWL vocabulary coverage by each corpus. Last, we conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis on the collocations produced by the natives and non-natives alike using Coxhead’s AWL. The results we obtained from the software analysis programme and subsequent thorough investigation seem to refute our initial hypothesis of a predominance of the native group of students. After all, our goal in the first place was to avoid a strict contrast following the primary frame of the first version of CIA. Hence, we prefer the term ‘comparative study’ instead of the term ‘contrastive study’. The recently revised CIA is looser and condemns imperialistic appeals of obedience towards native standards. Our results strengthen the importance and value of learners’ use and creativity of the target language.


239. Name: KOURNETA MARIA
Graduation date: 30/6/2017
Dissertation title: Το Μυστικό Νόημα: Μία Συγκριτική Προσέγγιση Στωικών και Νεοπλατωνικών Αλληγορικών Αναγνώσεων των Ομηρικών Επών "Ιλιάς" και "Οδύσσεια"
Dissertation title: The Secret Meaning: a comparative approach of Stoic & Neoplatonic allegorical readings of the Homeric Epics Ilias & Odyssey
Supervisor: GIAVIS KONSTANTINOS

The present paper’s subject is the comparative approach of the Homeric Epics’ - Iliad and Odyssey- allegorical interpretation made by Stoic and Neoplatonist philosophers respectively, with indicative textual references to the works of Cornutus, Heraclitus the Allegorist, Porphyry and Proclus. The allegorical interpretation of the rich mythological material involved in the Epics is an ancient way of reading and interpreting a “hidden” meaning of a philosophical texture contained in the Epics. This way of reading has served for a long time as an endeavor of defending Homer against the numerous instances of criticism that his work has received throughout the centuries. Simultaneously, though, it also became a carrier of expressing the philosophical folds that each philosopher wished to be emerged according to the School he belonged to. The Stoics -within the frame of their language theory and their hylozoistic concept - emphasize etymology and the view of the Homeric poetical word as a divine expression, whereas the Neoplatonists – though continuing to adopt and evolve these elements- also attempt to connect the Homeric word with divine contemplation, through symbols and mysteries to which it resembles, this way offering a clearly metaphysical dimension to the allegorical interpretation of the Epics. In both cases a convergence of philosophy, theology and poetry is to be observed that emphasizes the recognition of the properties of a Philosopher, Theologian and Poet in Homer’s figure. This convergence, though having already been recognized by scholars, it is still a fertile ground for further future studies.


240. Name: PAROUSI KALLIROI
Graduation date: 23/6/2017
Dissertation title: Μετανεωτερικές αναπαραστάσεις και το βίωμα της πόλης
Dissertation title: Postmodern representations and the experience of the city
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

The aim of the present thesis was the study of the postmodern novels of Jonathan Franzen (Corrections) and of Zadie Smith (North West). The main core of this thesis was the comparative study of the two novels published in 2001 in the USA and 2012 in England respectively. In particular, we examined the narrative versions of the notions of postmodernity and gender taking into account the modern experience of living in the city. Furthermore, we analyzed how the postmodern narrative explores the multidimensional life of the postmodern subject as it is currently developed in the modern urban landscape. Τhe power of the narrative language, therefore, to act and to perform by shaping and reforming both the individual and the social life was the main stakes of this comparative attempt. As a result, emphasis was placed to the narrative dimension of both the construction and deconstruction of the postmodern identity. We also dealt with the multiplicity of the interpretations and the gender oriented questions that appear to emerge from the postmodern writing. Last but not least, examining the similarities and differences between the two postmodern novels aimed at exploring the sociological profile of the urban space as well as its reforming possibilities through the different aspects of contemporary narrative.


241. Name: SIMEONIDOU PINELOPI
Graduation date: 23/6/2017
Dissertation title: Η παρουσία του παρία / του περιθωρίου στο αθηναϊκό άστυ. Μια γενεαλογία των μορφών και του χώρου
Dissertation title: The presence of pariah / margin in the Athens city. A genealogy of forms and space
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

The present thesis is the social margin in Athens, a city that is constantly changing in the postmodern era and hosting any kind of marginal story. It analyses three literary works, a novel, Victoria is (Not) There by Yannis Tsirbas and two literary photo albums, Omonia 1980 by Giorgos Ioannou and City on Knees by Michel Fais. These three projects unfold in front of the reader’s eyes personal stories of outsiders and represent sounds, smells and colors of the changing city, while the lens of the photographer, who moves as another flaneur in the literary albums, reflects aspects of the city, so close, so near yet so far, so strange to the posh surroundings of our petty lives.


242. Name: PARISAKI MARINA
Graduation date: 16/6/2017
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στον τομέα των υλικών συσκευασίας
Dissertation title: Project IATE in Packaging field
Supervisor: LOYPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

The aim of this research is to present the terminology in the field of packaging and its use and make it available in in the Greek language. This Master thesis was carried out in cooperation with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament, with the support of the IATE database and the WIPO Pearl – Concept Map Search. This thesis analyses the terminology, which derives from the packaging field. It begins with a short description and analysis of the packaging field and also mentions the associations of the Greek manufactures of packaging and materials. In the end, there is a list with 30 terms in the field of packaging material and flexible packaging, where they were collected from the multilingual terminology portal WIPO PEARL and with the cooperation with IATE. They were then translated into Greek. An additional 15 terms were extracted from authentic text corpora according to their frequency and importance


243. Name: TSIOKOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 12/6/2017
Dissertation title: Αναγνώσεις του Αστικού Πεδίου στην Πεζογραφία της 11ης Σεπτεμβρίου: Αστικές Εκδηλώσεις Τραύματος και Εθνικής Ταυτοτητας στο Falling Man του Don DeLillo και στο Netherland του Joseph O’Neill
Dissertation title: Reading the Cityscape in Post-9/11 Fiction: Urban Manifestations of Trauma and National Identity in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland
Supervisor: Tatiani Rapatzikou

The present thesis looks at the key role that urban representations come to play in works of post-9/11 American fiction, one being Falling Man (2007) by American writer Don DeLillo and the other Netherland (2008) by Irish/Turkish writer Joseph O'Neill. Certainly, cityscapes have always been in the foreground of literary narratives, not only as the necessary setting for the unfolding of stories but also as agents that generate and promote meaning-making. Drawing from the idea of the textual power of the cityscape, this project examines the inscription of New York City’s urban space in two American post-9/11 novels in order to accentuate the city’s relevance to the expression of trauma and belonging, as well as its ability to accommodate national, racial, and cultural tensions in a changing, increasingly interconnected world. The first chapter focuses on Falling Man and studies in what ways an urban perspective can offer a more palpable understanding of post-9/11 trauma. The second chapter discusses Netherland with particular attention paid to how post-9/11 New York City can be transformed in a narrative that emphasizes its diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural character. Ultimately, the present thesis aims at involving the discussed novels into a dialogue regarding the role of fiction in the crucial process of re-negotiating individual and collective national identities by acknowledging their hybridity and in-betweenness.


244. Name: GERAKINI ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 25/5/2017
Dissertation title: Η πόλη των Αθηνών στη λογοτεχνία της κρίσης
Dissertation title: The city of Athens in the literature of crisis
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

The postgraduate dissertation "The city of Athens in the Literature of crisis" explores the theme of the crisis in literary events and especially the literary presence of the city. The dissertation moves in the field of Comparative Literature and opens the topic of the literature of crisis towards synchrony namely on literary texts in which the city is the protagonist as in the books Torch in the mouth of Ch.Chrisopoulos, Victoria doesn’t exist of G.Tsirmpas, Stone, scissors, paper of N.Mantis and The extreme humiliation of R.Galanaki. The axis of the research is the question whether the subject of the crisis constitutes a literary category and if so, how such a definition is associated with the leading presence of the city, and specifically of Athens. In the above context, the dissertation runs the Greek regime change literature as literature saw very early data that led the Greek society to the crisis, while considering and setting up one genealogy of the literature of crisis in terms of prose production. The main question is the new element that the literature of crisis brings, the turnover that wants to cause to the Greek society and the change in the urban landscape, with reference to the city of Athens.


245. Name: MPAMPA PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 24/5/2017
Dissertation title: Διεθνείς οργανισμοί και εκπαίδευση: Μελέτη της περίπτωσης της UNESCO και της UNISEF. Σημειωτική Ανάλυση
Dissertation title: International organizations and education. Study case of UNESCO and UNICEF. Semiotic analysis
Supervisor: CHRISTODOULOU ANASTASIA

The aim of the present thesis was to show the educational objectives as they are promoted by the international organizations and the way they are presented through their advertisements. For this purpose two TV commercials of UNESCO and UNICEF about education were semiotically analysed in order to show the utterance of meaning structures in language and image. Initially, the thesis presented the general aims of education and how they readapt due to globalization. There was a reference to the international organizations and their relation to education. Consequently rhetoric of the advertising and semiotic method which was used for the advertisement’s analysis were presented. Then the semiotic analysis of the two international organizations’ advertisements was presented in their iconic, written and spoken text, the deductions from the analysis of each advertisement and the conclusions’ comparison. In the last chapter the general conclusions are cited which have to do with the comparative analysis data of the three kinds of text (image, spoken language, written language) with the educational aims of the international organizations, in order to reveal the kind of their relation, while the means of persuasion of the two videos is also mentioned.


246. Name: PARANOU CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 24/5/2017
Dissertation title: Σημειωτική ανάλυση του διαθεματικού ενιαίου πλαισίου προγραμμάτων σπουδών για το νηπιαγωγείο (Φ.Ε.Κ. τεύχος Β, αρ. φύλλου 304/13-03-03
Dissertation title: Semiotic analysis of the cross-curricular comprehensive framework for preschool education (Government’s Gazette Vol. B, No. 304 / 13-03-03)
Supervisor: CHRISTODOULOU ANASTASIA

The aim of the present thesis was the semiotic analysis of the cross-curricular comprehensive framework for preschool education (Government’s Gazette vol. B, No 304 / 13-3-03) in order to determine whether the objectives of preschool education regarding the structured semantic units (codes) are in accordance with the current legislation. The ultimate aim was to identify the broader ideological strata within the above mentioned Government’s Gazette, through a systematic semiotic text analysis methodology. Initially we studied the basic principles of Semiology or Semiotics, a new branch which studies the phenomena of significance. Then we focused on the model of semantic text analysis based on the theory of the structural semantics of A. Greimas, who was the most prominent of the French semioticians. Based on this model, we grouped the words of the text of the national curriculum for preschool education (“DEPPS”) that had common semantic content. Then we analyzed the codes, and more specifically we detected the relationships and joints of the codes among them. Finally, we compared the results of this semiotic analysis with the basic principles of preschool education as outlined in law 1566/1986.


247. Name: LUKIANENKO MARYNA
Graduation date: 23/5/2017
Dissertation title: Investigating the effects of processing instruction on the acquisition of Russian aspect by Greek learners
Dissertation title: Διερεύνηση των επιπτώσεων της Διδασκαλίας Βάσει Γλωσσικής Επεξεργασίας στην απόκτηση του ποιού ενέργειας στα Ρώσικα από Έλληνες σπουδαστές
Supervisor: AGATHOPOULOU ELENI

The present study aims to investigate the possible effects of the input-based approach Processing Instruction (PI) compared with traditional output-based instruction (TI) on the acquisition of Russian aspect (perfective and imperfective distinction) in the past tense. For this study, we selected 22 L1 Greek learners enrolled in a Russian language tuition programme at a private language school in Thessaloniki, Greece. The learners were divided into two groups: a processing instruction (PI) group and a traditional instruction (TI) group. The PI group was provided with explicit instruction about the forms, information about processing strategies and a set of structured input activities. The TI group was also provided with explicit instruction of aspect and underwent a traditional output-based treatment. A pre-test, a post-test and a delayed post-test (one month later) assessing both comprehension and production, were administered to all participant groups. The statistical analysis of the results showed that both the PI group and the TI group had improved after the instructional treatments and that there were no significant differences between the groups. These results are possibly due to methodological constraints and further research involving a larger sample of participants is necessary.


248. Name: AGRAFIOTI ANTONIA-NANETTE
Graduation date: 10/5/2017
Dissertation title: Ο μεταφραστής και το XLIFF: Πού έγκειται η σημασία του;
Dissertation title: XLIFF and the Translator: Why Does It Matter?
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

The aim of the present thesis was the commented translation of an original text that is interesting in terms of its translation from English into Greek. The chosen text is an abstract of an academic article that was published in a scientific journal and refers to the XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) standard. This standard is used in CAT tools and supports translation and localization tasks. The main difficulties that occurred during the translation process were the absence of relevant texts in Greek, the occurrence of many different translations for the same term in Greek and, last but not least, Spanish being the maternal language of the authors. The text contains terms from the fields of translation and informatics and many terms are not yet documented in Greek. We also did an analytical presentation of the tools used throughout the thesis as well as a description of how the main translation difficulties were solved.


249. Name: GIANNOULI SOFIA MARIA
Graduation date: 10/5/2017
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνική πρόσληψη του τραύματος που προκάλεσαν τα γεγονότα της 11ης Σεπτεμβρίου σε Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και Ευρώπη: συγκριτική ανάλυση των έργων Εξαιρετικά Δυνατά και Απίστευτα Κοντά και Ο Απρόθυμος
Dissertation title: American and European literary responses to the 9/11 trauma: a comparative analysis of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI

The present thesis examines the distinct cultural responses in American and European literature with regard to the collective and individual trauma that was brought about by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The works Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid are used as a reference corpus for the purpose of conducting a comparative analysis between the American and European literature respectively. The thesis employs theories of cultural memory, public discourse and psychogeography to consider the evolution of individual and social identity in both the United States and Europe at the dawn of the War on Terror era.


250. Name: GKIVISI ELENI
Graduation date: 10/5/2017
Dissertation title: Το στερεότυπο της Ανατολής μέσα από την εικονολογία: οι πολιτισμικές αναπαραστάσεις της Αιγύπτου και του Πακιστάν μέσα από τα έργα των Alaa Al-Aswany και Tariq Ali
Dissertation title: The stereotype of the Orient through literary imagology: the cultural representations the Egypt and Pakistan through the works of Alaa Al – Aswany and Tariq Ali
Supervisor: GRAMMATIKOPOULOU EVGENIA

This thesis examines the stereotype of the "Orient" through the works of Alaa Al - Aswany and Tariq Ali. Our aim was to highlight the structures of the stereotypes that govern the cultural representations of a given group. We examined the ways in which cultural identity is represented and used the methodological tools of literary imagology, a field of comparative literature’s studies, to investigate how the identity of the characters is illustrated through the narrative structure of the examined works. In this context, we went across the historical, cultural, anthropological and social components of identity and attempted to expose that the cultural stereotype is constructed and/or deconstructed through their assimilation processes, depending on the result of these. We found that the stable stereotypical perception of cultural structures can be redefined and be re-exposed to new rules, experiences and opinions and thus can raise new interpretations of phenomena and theories.


251. Name: THEODORIDOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 10/5/2017
Dissertation title: Ο τρόμος μέσα στον τρόμο: η επιρροή της Γαλλικής Επανάστασης στη Λογοτεχνία μέσα από την αφήγηση του Καλόγερου του Matthew Lewis και Justine του Μαρκήσιου Ντε Σαντ
Dissertation title: The terror within the “Terror”: The influence of the French Revolution on literature, through the narratives of Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and Marquis De Sade’s Justine
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA

The present thesis attempts to determine the influence of the French Revolution and in particular Maximilien Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror”, on the literary works of England and France, through the comparison of two important works of the 18th century, Marquis De Sade’s Justine and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk. The social unrest and political uncertainty of that time are linked to the rise of the Gothic Novel in the same period, in order to determine the way in which the impact of the Revolution influenced the two narratives. The analysis of Justine and The Monk is based on three common themes the two narratives share: terror, libertinism and anti-Catholicism. There is also mention of De Sade’s natural philosophy and Lewis’ use of the supernatural, themes that the two authors do not share but are of paramount importance in their novels.


252. Name: THEODORIDOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 10/5/2017
Dissertation title: Ο τρόμος μέσα στον «Τρόμο»: Η επιρροή της Γαλλικής Επανάστασης στη λογοτεχνία, μέσα από την αφήγηση του Καλόγερου του Matthew Lewis και της Ζυστίν του Μαρκήσιου Ντε Σαντ
Dissertation title: The terror within the “Terror”: The influence of the French Revolution on literature, through the narratives of Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and Marquis De Sade’s Justine
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA

The present thesis attempts to determine the influence of the French Revolution and in particular Maximilien Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror”, on the literary works of England and France, through the comparison of two important works of the 18th century, Marquis De Sade’s Justine and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk. The social unrest and political uncertainty of that time are linked to the rise of the Gothic Novel in the same period, in order to determine the way in which the impact of the Revolution influenced the two narratives. The analysis of Justine and The Monk is based on three common themes the two narratives share: terror, libertinism and anti-Catholicism. There is also mention of De Sade’s natural philosophy and Lewis’ use of the supernatural, themes that the two authors do not share but are of paramount importance in their novels.


253. Name: NAKA MALAMATI IOANNA
Graduation date: 9/5/2017
Dissertation title: Το αισθητικό Υψηλό και οι ονειρικές κατασκευές στον William Wordsworth και τον Διονύσιο Σολωμό
Dissertation title: The aesthetic Sublime and dream devices in William Wordsworth and Dionysios Solomos
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA

The aim of the present thesis is tο explore the Sublime in certain works of William Wordsworth and Dionysios Solomos. I study the relation of the aesthetic Sublime to the I and nature and endeavor to connect it with the external stimuli which constitute the terrible Sublime. Thus, Ι demonstrate the interaction among the I, nature and the Sublime and, subsequently, the ways the intellect is released from pragmatic perception in order for it to capture all aspects of the individual and the cosmos, the obscure ones in particular. In addition, I discuss the religious feeling that pervades the texts and is interwoven with Sublime senses, as well as imagination, which acts as a catalyst in the processes that lead to the Sublime. Moreover, I describe dreams or/and visions as devices which serve the Sublime and contribute to its fulfillment via their various functions.


254. Name: VAMVINI EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 8/5/2017
Dissertation title: Ο Καβάφης και ο Σεφέρης ως world poets. Η παρουσία της καβαφικής και σεφερικής ποίησης σε αγγλόφωνες ανθολογίες της world literature
Dissertation title: Cavafy and Seferis as world poets. Cavafy’s and Seferis’ poetry in anglophone anthologies of world literature
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

This dissertation explores whether C. P. Cavafy and George Seferis are two of the most well-known Modern Greek world poets and attempts to verify the common belief that the reception of Cavafy’s work in the Anglophone world is wider and timeless. An inductive study of nine Anglophone anthologies of world literature and world poetry published from 1990 and onwards, was conducted. The present dissertation is organized in two units. The first one deals with world literature as theory, examining at first different attempts to determine its object. The relationship of world literature with politics and economy, the inequality between center and periphery, the role of globalization in the development of world literature, all shed light on different aspects of the problem of representation in world literature. Furthermore, taking into consideration that world literature is actually literature in translation, the problem of representation is reflected in the canon of world literature as well as its anthologies. In the end, there is a reference to the new presuppositions that arise in reading world literature. In the following unit, after presenting the results of the research in the nine source-anthologies, a comparative examination of the reception of Cavafy and Seferis by the Anglophone public is attempted. The similarities and the differencies of the two poets, which seem to justify the prevalence of Cavafy in world literature, are brought up in three subsections. More specifically, the thesis examines how the Anglophone audience came to know Cavafy and Seferis in the light of Cavafy’s homoerotic poetry and Seferis’ Nobel prize; how Cavafy’s and Seferis’ common interest in mythology and history is depicted in their poetry, placing them on the dipole of micro-history – official history; how, even though both of them are regarded as cosmopolitans, the degree of indigenuity of their poetry assigns the term amalgam to Cavafy’s poetry and that of pure hellenicity to Seferis’ poetry.


255. Name: ELEFTHERIADOU ELENI
Graduation date: 5/5/2017
Dissertation title: Σεξουαλικότητα και πόλεμος ως νεοτερικές εκφάνσεις στα μυθιστορήματα Mrs Dalloway και Lady Chatterley's Lover
Dissertation title: Sexuality and war as manifestations of modernity in Mrs Dalloway and Lady Chatterley's Lover
Supervisor: APOSTOLOU FOTINI

The aim of the present thesis was to highlight the way sexuality and war shaped the spirit of modernity by studying texts of different style and technical writing. The primary object of the thesis was the relationship of modernity with the free manifestation of sexuality and how it is depicted in modernist novels, with a special focus on the modes of writing and narrative. The thesis presented elements of theory on consciousness techniques in the novel, as Dorrit Cohn and Maria Kakavoulia systemize them. Another point of discussion was the way of representing sexuality in the two novels, with specific references to the two novels and a discussion of the narrative techniques used in the two texts. Finally, the thesis focused on the place World War I occupied in these novels. The two novels were discussed comparatively in terms of their narrative form as well as the individual themes mentioned above.


256. Name: TSANTARI CHRISANTHI
Graduation date: 5/4/2017
Dissertation title: CLIL in art: Materials Design and implementation
Dissertation title: CLIL και τέχνη: Σχεδιασμός και εφαρμογή εκπαιδευτικού υλικού
Supervisor: Mattheoudakis Marina

This paper intends to describe the design and implementation of CLIL materials. This case study examined the effects of art when taught through the English language. The purpose of the research undertaken was to explore the benefits of CLIL in art, if any, regarding (a) communication-language skills, (b) content-subject knowledge, and (c) culture- intercultural tolerance. The participants were a group of 4 EFL learners (11-14 years old) in Greece, the academic year 2015-16.The results of the study suggested gains in all the areas checked, encouraging in this way relevant, full-scale research to be conducted.


257. Name: KORPIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 30/3/2017
Dissertation title: Στις δύο όχθες του τρόμου: Άνθρωπος σε Πτώση του Don DeLillo και Τα χελιδόνια της Καμπούλ του Yasmina Khadr
Dissertation title: On both banks of terror: Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Yasmina Khadra’s The Swallows of Kabul
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI

The present MA thesis examines the apparent emergence of a new literary realism in the current era of fundamentalist terrorism through the work of two culturally diverse writers, namely of the American writer Don DeLillo and his post 9/11 book entitled Falling Man (2007, English edition) and of the francophone Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra and his first book on the theme of terrorism in the middle-eastern countries The Swallows of Khabul (2004, Greek edition). The thesis focuses on the particular ways both authors render this new reality of constant threat of violence and loss familiar to the contemporary reader and therefore turn it into a manageable human experience. By analyzing their common motifs of the victim/martyr/witness and of the enstranged character pairs this project will show how the two authors reinvent the tropes of narration while re-investing literature with a moral imperative.


258. Name: CHIMONIDOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 22/3/2017
Dissertation title: Περιστασιακή και Σκόπιμη κατάκτηση λεξιλογίου με αξιοποίηση παραμυθιού: μελέτη περίπτωσης για μικρούς μαθητές
Dissertation title: Incidental and intentional vocabulary acquisition through storytelling: A case study of young learners
Supervisor: Mattheoudakis Marina

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of employing both implicit and explicit strategies in EFL vocabulary instruction for primary school students, through the child-friendly context of storytelling. In so doing, a graded reader was used as the teaching material from which 40 target vocabulary items were selected: 20 were taught explicitly and 20 implicitly, proportionally distributed according to their level of difficulty and the part of speech they belonged to. Upon completion of the story, the children were required to recall the target vocabulary items orally. Their responses were carefully examined in relation to the way of instruction and the special features of the vocabulary items, in an effort to shed light to the factors that actually influence vocabulary learning. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software. Interestingly, the results showed that despite a slightly higher vocabulary gain in the explicitly taught items, the explicit/implicit factor played an important role only in the recall of the words belonging to A1 level. The discussion of the findings draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives and suggests possible directions for effective vocabulary learning


259. Name: NIKOLAIDOU GEORGIA
Graduation date: 21/3/2017
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στον τομέα των υλικών συσκευασίας
Dissertation title: IATE terminology project on packaging materials
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The IATE terminology project was conducted in the framework of preparing my thesis for the postgraduate diploma in translation of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and aimed at finding terms and concepts related to packaging materials (domain) and flexible packaging (subdomain). More specifically, the IATE terminology project consists of 50 terms of packaging, listed in an excel spreadsheet, and a theoretical presentation of their indexing. Fields included in the excel spreadsheet concern the language pair English-Greek and are the following: term, term reference, definition, definition reference, context, context reference, cross reference and (if applicable) comments. The IATE terminology project was prepared in collaboration with Termcoord and was based on the concept map of WIPO PEARL on packaging materials. The theoretical presentation provides information about the domain and subdomain, and the references, dictionaries and sources used throughout the research. The most important terms of the domain and the relationships between them are also presented by means of graphs. The research process and the difficulties encountered are described in the final chapter of the presentation, where the excel spreadsheets and a sample of the authentic texts corpus used are also included.


260. Name: PAPANDREOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 21/3/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα Αγγλικά προς τα Ελληνικά Απόσπασμα από το άρθρο «The Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges
Dissertation title: Annotated translation into Greek. Abstract of the article “The Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges
Supervisor: Apostolou Fotini
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

The subject of this master thesis is the annotated translation of an abstract of the IMF article “Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges”. The title of the abstract/chapter translated into Greek is “Labour market impact and absorption of immigrants”. The article analyses under the economic spectrum the surge of migrants and refugees into E.E, thus it is full of economic and migration related terms. Apart from the original and the translated text, there is also a glossary in alphabetical order of the terms found in the text, as well as the definitions of the terms in both languages. There is also an analysis of the translation tools used in the translation, as well as the difficulties faced during the translating prosses


261. Name: CHIRAS ALEXANDROS-KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 15/3/2017
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση του κειμένου: Κατευθυντήριες γραμμές εκτέλεσης των ελέγχων με σκοπό τη διασφάλιση της διατροφικής ασφάλειας στο πλαίσιο της παράγωγης και της διάθεσης στην αγορά γάλακτος που προορίζεται για θερμική επεξεργασία και
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text: Guidelines for the execution of controls to ensure food safety during the production and placing on the market of milk intended for heat treatment and processing
Supervisor: KASAPI ELENI
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

The aim of the present thesis was the study of frozen expressions (idioms) in Modern Greek. We examined the proposed terminology and the definitions given for frozen expressions. Then we presented the features of frozen expressions and the restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Furthermore, we analyzed the models concerning the comprehension of frozen expressions and we examined children’s ability to produce and understand frozen expressions as well as ways of teaching them to foreign learners. We also examined the compilation of dictionaries of frozen expressions and we presented selected Greek dictionaries written in the last two decades. Another aim of this study was to examine the historical dimension of frozen expressions.


262. Name: KARAVOKIRI ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 16/2/2017
Dissertation title: Τρομοκρατία στα δυστοπικά νεανικά μυθιστορήματα των Cory Doctorow, Little Brother (2008) και Sam Mills, Blackout (2010)
Dissertation title: Terrorism in Young Adult Dystopian Novels: Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother (2008) and Sam Mills’s Blackout (2010)
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI

This thesis is an attempt to correlate the world of the dystopian young adult literature with the phenomenon of terrorism in the 21st century, setting as a milestone the attacks of 9/11 in the U.S. In the dystopian young adult novels, the unstable and tormented teenage world collides with equally tormented and violent worlds. Using a comparative literary approach, we examine in Sam Mills’s Blackout (2010) and Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother (2008) the construction of subjectivity and individual action as well as the way they are connected to the notion of terrorism. Furthermore, we underline the political matters of violence, state control, civil liberties and the social responsibility to battle against fear and the rhetoric that strengthens it. Our aim is to examine whether the representations of terrorism, as it appears in the critical dystopian novels under examination, can be a vehicle for the political, social and cultural processing of the phenomenon in addition to the overcoming of violence, fear and violence.


263. Name: NAIRAT ABDELARHAM
Graduation date: 16/2/2017
Dissertation title: Terrorized Lives in Malala Yousafzai's "I am Malala" and Yiassmina Kahadra's "The Swallows of Kabul"
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


264. Name: DAFNI ROUMBINI
Graduation date: 9/2/2017
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνία της πόλης και λογοτεχνία της μνήμης: Η "Χαμένη Άνοιξη" του Σ. Τσίρκα και "Η Άκρα Ταπείνωση" της Ρ. Γαλανάκη, Η Αθήνα σε κρίσιμες ιστορικές περιόδους
Dissertation title: City literature and memory literature: Lost Spring by S. Tsirkas and The Ultimate Humiliation by R. Galanaki, the city of Athens in challenging historical eras.
Supervisor: PAGKALOS IOANNIS

The aim of the present postgraduate dissertation was the investigation of the relationships between “city literature” and “memory literature” through the comparative study of Lost Spring (1976) by S. Tsirkas and of The Ultimate Humiliation (2015) by R. Galanaki. The presentation of the theoretical framework, regarding the forms of memory and the relations between memory and place, highlighted the connection of literature with the city, the place par excellence in literature, and memory. Furthermore, the examination of how city and memory are represented in the two books through narration, using the axis of time, space and point of view, formed the basis of the comparison, which in turn focused on the common "places of memory" of the two novels and on the dialogue between the generations. Finally, the interpretation of the identified differences highlighted the “city literature’s” potential to depict not only the process of remembrance but also the process of shaping the collective memory


265. Name: TSOMPANOS DIMITRIOS-AGAMEMNON
Graduation date: 9/2/2017
Dissertation title: Όταν οι κόσμοι συγκρούονται: Οντολογία και μεταμυθοπλασία στα έργα του Stephen King "To τραγούδι της Σουζάνας και ο Μαύρος Πύργος"
Dissertation title: When worlds collide: Ontology and metafiction in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani

This project examines the relationship between reality and fiction in Stephen King’s Song of Susannah (2004) and The Dark Tower (2004). One of its aims is to explore the double role King plays both as a writer and a character in these two novels and the implications his authorial practice has on the characters’ existence and the text’s overall structure. The inclusion of the writer within the story is seen, in this thesis, as an attempt to dissociate the author from the text’s creation and to elevate the role the characters play in it. This project intends to expose the fluidity that characterizes the notion of fictional reality and the plurality of narrative worlds this can create especially in relation to King’s The Dark Tower universe the two primary sources under examination here belong to. Another aim of this project is to discuss the relationship that a text can establish with other texts and the intertextual and cross-referential dynamics this can generate with regard to the development of the story. In order to accomplish that, texts that have influenced and have been influenced by The Dark Tower series are considered in the two chapters of this thesis. Finally, this project will attempt to critically approach terms such as metafiction, intertextuality, deus ex machina, mise-en-abyme, deferral.


266. Name: FIORENTZI CRYSTALLENIA
Graduation date: 2/2/2017
Dissertation title: Αρθρωτικά προβλήματα σε ενήλικες με Σύνδρομο Ντάουν: μια μελέτη για τα φωνήεντα και τα σύμφωνα της ελληνικής γλώσσας
Dissertation title: Articulatory problems in adults with Down Syndrome: A study of Greek vowels and consonants
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina

Speakers with Down Syndrome apart from intellectual disability, have physical malformations that exert a major influence on their articulation. Evidence from foreign language research has delved into the nature of the articulation problems speakers with Down Syndrome face. For the Greek language, however, at least to our knowledge, there is no research regarding the production of vowels and consonants in the speech of adult speakers with Down Syndrome. As a result, the aim of the present master’s thesis was the documentation of the speech of the particular target group. The first experimental group consisted of three adult female participants with Down Syndrome in Thessaloniki and the second group consisted of three adult male speakers with Down Syndrome in Crete, Southern Greece; there were moreover two control groups that were matched accordingly. First, an acoustic analysis of the five Greek vowels was conducted in stressed and unstressed word position, in order to examine the duration and the vowel space of the participants. In addition, there was a qualitative analysis of the Greek consonants as singletons along with certain consonantal clusters, in first, stressed and in second, unstressed word position. After collecting and analyzing the data, we proceeded with a documentation of the phonological processes evident in the productions of the speakers with Down Syndrome. The research findings indicated longer durations for the vowels produced by speakers with Down Syndrome compared with the control groups. It was moreover found that vowel spaces for male and female speakers with Down Syndrome, were smaller than the respective spaces of the typical population. With regards to the qualitative analysis of consonants as singletons and in clusters, a variety of errors among the participants was observed. Participants with Down Syndrome apart from common phonological processes, displayed different frequency in the use of various phonological processes. There were additionally idiosyncratic errors in the speech of adults with Down Syndrome. Important was the variability across the trials of each participant for each target-phoneme, suggesting thus a high inconsistency in speech production, an issue that has been raised in bibliography. Finally, it is worth mentioning that a part of the findings regarded dialectology and more specifically, whether elements of the Cretan dialect were preserved in the speech of the speakers with Down Syndrome. Comparing the findings of this research with bibliography about the typical phonological development of children in Greece, it was observed that the speakers with Down Syndrome exhibited elements of not only a delayed, but also a deviant phonological system.


267. Name: NESI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 31/1/2017
Dissertation title: Ακουστική ανάλυση των ελληνικών έρρινων, υγρών συμφώνων και του φωνιεντικού περιβάλλοντός τους όπως αυτά παράγονται από παιδιά και ενήλικες
Dissertation title: An acoustic analysis of Greek nasals, liquids and their vocalic context as produced by children and adults
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina

The objectives of the present study are manifold all directed towards a comparison and contrast of adult and child speech. The first aim is to examine selected acoustic features of nasals and liquids for the Greek language in initial position; their F1, F2, F3 values, and the duration of /l/, /m/, /n/ and /r/. The second aim is to provide the vowel space of children of both genders and to contrast it to that of adults of both genders. The third aim is to identify the effect of stress, gender and age on the way the vowel space of the participants is structured. For the purposes of the study data from twenty adults (ten men and ten women, aged 18 to 50) and twenty children (ten boys and ten girls, aged 8 to 11) were analysed. The corpus consisted of carrier phrases in which sets of words of the 'CVCV and CV'CV type were embedded. Only the first consonant (which was a nasal or a liquid) and the first vowel of each word were measured. The results showed that in unstressed conditions there was an upward movement of the vowel space, while the effect of stress was evident in the increase in size of the vowel space and in longer durations of the segments. Women and girls produced higher F1, F2 values and longer vowel durations than their male counterparts, while children in general produced the highest values of all. The effect of gender on the speech of children has not yet started to be so pronounced as in the speech of adults, and the effect of age was stronger in comparing the speech of male participants than that of female ones. Children also produced longer nasals and liquids, whose duration was affected by the stress condition the following vowel was in, except for /r/. Moreover, the formant frequencies of the nasals and the lateral were also subject to whether the following vowel was stressed or not, to the gender of the speaker producing it, the age group in which he/ she belonged and the quality of the following vowel.


268. Name: DIMITROMANOLAKI ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 27/1/2017
Dissertation title: Η φύση και το υπερφυσικό στοιχείο στη ρομαντική ποίηση: Μια συγκριτική ανάγνωση του Percy Bysshe Shelley και του Διονύσιου Σολωμού
Dissertation title: The nature and the supernatural element in romantic poetry: a comparative reading of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Dionysios Solomos
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA

Romanticism, as intellectual movement, dominated in Europe from the late 18th to the mid 19th century and transformed the life and the thought of the western world. It is actually a reaction to the deterministic conception of the world, which is the main idea of the Enlightment movement, and a transition to the emotion, the imagination, the personal experience of nature as well as to the paradox, the occult, the supernatural. The impact of Romanticism to European literature – and particularly to poetry – is sweeping. Different schools of romantic poets were developed, each of which configured special characteristics. The objective of this dissertation is the comparative examination of two romantic period poets, who represent two different European literary traditions. It concerns Percy Bysshe Shelley, one of the major representatives of English romanticism, and Dionysios Solomos, Greek romantic poet, leading figure of the School of Eptanisa, one of the most influential schools of Modern Greek literature. More specifically, this work focuses on two basic characteristics of the Romanticism movement: the nature and the supernatural. Through the consideration of these features, issues such as the way in which natural and supernatural world interact, the human relation to nature and to non-tangible entities, that live inside the nature, as well as the role of poetry on the complex “nature-supernatural powers-human” will be addressed.


269. Name: LIVADA ARCHONTIA
Graduation date: 20/1/2017
Dissertation title: Ανακτώντας το Φεμινισμό στη Λαϊκή Κουλτούρα
Dissertation title: Reclaiming feminism in popular culture: Subversive humour and satirical reappropriation of female stereotypes in the film comedies "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2"
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna

In my MA thesis I examine the recycling of Hollywood female stereotypes in the popular American film comedies Pitch Perfect (2012) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). I investigate the cinematic narrative as well as the style of the directors, who appropriate these stereotypes and turn them into a form of satire which aims at their deconstruction and at the subversion of patriarchal assumptions of femininity. Employing feminist, cultural, and film theories, I argue that the female director, producer, screenwriter and the all-female cast of these two movies collaborate to provide a feminist statement. Together they subvert the conventions of the comedic genre and at the same time they construct positive messages about female independence, women’s empowerment, and social equality. In this way they resist against the established Hollywood sexism that traditionally excludes female voices and experiences both in front and behind the camera. I also comment on the fact that because of their success these two movies have initiated and contributed in opening a public dialogue about feminism in Hollywood and popular culture; a dialogue about the rare existence of female filmmakers that has been recently exposed as a real problem that underlines an entrenched sexism in the reigning Hollywood studios that form and shape the biggest part of the film industry worldwide. Lastly, I argue that these two film comedies have opened up a cinematic space in the genre of popular comedy, a space for the promotion of a female and/or feminist comedic tradition. In other words, a space where women’s comedic art can be the source of a cultural revolution.


270. Name: MAVRIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 20/1/2017
Dissertation title: Φύλο, (Απο)Σωματοποίηση, και Εικόνα της Τεχνητής Νοημοσύνης και του Ρομπότ στο «Δικός της» του Σπάικ Τζονζ και στο «Από μηχανής» του Άλεξ Γκάρλαντ
Dissertation title: Gender, (Dis)Embodiment, and the Image of A.I. and Robot in Spike Jonze’s Her and Alex Garland’s Ex Machina
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna

The present thesis aims at investigating the representation of artificial intelligence and of the robot as characters, as well as the impact of these (dis)embodied machines on the human society in two cinematic narratives. The proliferation of advanced technologies in the 21st-century Western world and the interdependence of human beings and machines are insightfully explored in Spike Jonze's Her (2013) and in Alex Garland's Ex Machina (2015). Both Jonze and Garland are contemporary Anglo-American scriptwriters and directors who are interested in the co-existence of humans and machines as an inevitable feature of the technologically saturated human society. However, neither Jonze nor Garland embrace a transhumanist vision of the world in their movies. On the contrary, both of them underline the possibility of the co-existence of two different entities occupying the same environment, while pointing out the latent ideological assumptions about gender relations which evidently inform the human-to-machine interaction. One cannot fail to notice that both Jonze’s and Garland’s films have a male character as the main representative of humankind and a feminized machine as a stand-in for womanhood.


271. Name: KARAMPELA ELI
Graduation date: 19/1/2017
Dissertation title: Διαμελίζοντας το Πολιτικό Σώμα: Έθνος και Διαφορετικότητα στο Frankenstein και στο The Last Man της Mary Shelley
Dissertation title: Dissecting the Body Politic: Nationhood and Otherness in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and The Last Man
Supervisor: Maria Schoina

The idea of the nation as body is certainly not new, nor is the representation of the body politic in literature an obscure critical direction; this thesis, however, aims at investigating the corporeal aspect of the body politic as metaphor, and how this serves Mary Shelley's socio-political ideas and proposals, especially during a period of time marked by groundbreaking changes in how the relationship among nation, society, and individual was perceived. Following this line of thought, the first part of my MA thesis will examine Mary Shelley's representations of the body politic as a corporeal symbol and a political metaphor in post-revolutionary, imperial England. By combining theories of the Gothic/gendered body with theories of nationalism and nationhood, as well as a broad range of related socio-political studies, I aim to enquire into how Frankenstein (1818) emerges as a narrative that negotiates questions of healthy and monstrous bodies politic, and how these bodies interact. To be more specific, I will explore Shelley's political programme in Frankenstein concerning the body politic as gendered in conjunction with issues of normality/abnormality, selfhood/otherness. In this respect, I will focus on Shelley's ideas for a political subjectivity that foregrounds the prominence of women in fostering the familial and the communal. The second part of my thesis will handle a similar preoccupation with the preservation of the familial/national but in Shelley's post-apocalyptic The Last Man (1826), a novel that narrates the story of England's body from birth to death and beyond. In this chapter, I will look into the entire process of the English national body's deconstruction, the function of the national self/other dichotomy, as well as the possibility of talking about a different kind of gendered nationhood in a world that is constantly moving, changing, and destroying, through a culture of loss and mourning.


272. Name: KARKANEVATOU STYLIANI
Graduation date: 19/1/2017
Dissertation title: Επανεξέταση της πολιτισμικής ταυτότητας στα έργα «Τα πάντα γίνονται κομμάτια» του Τσίνουα Ατσέμπε και «Τελετή»
Dissertation title: Cultural identity revisited in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and A.M. Silko's Ceremony
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie

The aim of the present thesis was to explore cultural identity and show our change of perception regarding cultural identity because of the prevalence of certain postmodern notions. Through the investigation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, we were presented with the hardships that people from the ex- colonies faced in order to find their voice after the end of colonialism. Thus, a large part of this dissertation was dedicated to the deconstruction of ideal past identities, the search of which many nationalist movements instigated in an attempt to resist the influence of the West. However, as both these novels exemplify, there is no pure, uncontaminated past to return to as cultural exchanges have been taking place since the beginning of time. The second half of this dissertation focused on the change of perception which postmodernism brought through its promotion of hybridity. Through hybridity, we have entered an era of appreciation of people from the borders like the mixed-race people from Silko’s Ceremony. The importance of hybridity is highlighted throughout the dissertation as it has helped us arrive at the conclusion that all cultures are to a certain extent hybrid, thus, making identity a free-floating, non- rigid concept which has allowed us to come one step closer to accepting our multicultural, postmodern condition.


273. Name: MISAILIDOU AGAPI
Graduation date: 22/12/2016
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με τίτλο: "Χρηματοπιστωτικές αγορές μικρών επιχειρήσεων στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο για το 2014"
Dissertation title: Annotated translation entitled: "Small business finance markets 2014"
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA

The aim of the present dissertation was the annotated translation of a specialized English text into the Greek language. The chosen text was part of the annual report of the British Business Bank, 2014, and it analyses the financial markets and the small businesses in the United Kingdom. The translation of the text is followed by a bilingual glossary of terms, into English and Greek, related to the domains of finance and business. For the completion of the translation both bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, printed and online ones, were used, as well as related texts. Furthermore, the substantiation of the terminology was analysed and the research of the terms and the difficulties encountered in vocabulary level were presented.


274. Name: AVGERIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 19/12/2016
Dissertation title: Αξιολόγηση ξενόγλωσσου (Αγγλικού) υλικού για μαθητές προσχολικής αγωγής στην Ελλάδα
Dissertation title: Evaluation of EFL materials for preschool learners in Greece
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai

This paper attempts to shed more light on how English can be taught to preschool children in Greece, considering the materials of instruction. Selecting, adapting and developing suitable teaching materials constitute challenging procedures for educators and materials designers. Therefore, materials evaluation is needed. In this study, the materials of a piloting teaching year are evaluated vis-a-vis specific criteria in order for the teachers to be more prepared and well- organized in the upcoming year(s). The study is based on EFL (English as a Foreign Language) materials that were taught at a state nursery school in Evosmos (Thessaloniki, Greece) during the academic year of 2015- 2016. Two teaching hours were observed with a view to criticizing the physical setting, the organization of the classroom as well as the resources available. The materials are analyzed in terms of particular criteria, thematic areas and learners’ cognitive abilities, lexical selection, and structures. More specifically, 9 thematic areas are covered: 1. Hello, 2. The pig family, 3. It’s breakfast time, 4. Christmas, 5. School, 6. Carnival, 7. Animals, 8. Easter and 9. Summer. The results of this evaluative analysis indicate that children need a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as content that meets their needs and interests. Content should also be appropriate for children’s cognitive level and age. Both frequent and infrequent vocabulary is insightfully instructed so as very young learners can be successfully introduced to English. Chunks and recycling are dominant when dealing with very young learners. Teaching of structures requires a motivating and multisensory approach.


275. Name: DOUVIS ZAFIRIOS
Graduation date: 19/12/2016
Dissertation title: Developing Learner Profiles: A corpus-based study of tense and aspect use by young EFL learners
Dissertation title: Αναπτυσσόμενα Προφίλ Μαθητών: Μια μελέτη, βασισμένη σε σώματα κειμένων, της χρήσης των χρόνων και ρηματικών όψεων από μικρούς μαθητές που μαθαίνουν την αγγλική ως ξένη γλώσσα
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

The purpose of this corpus-based study is to explore and compare two non-native learner corpora composed of the writing of young learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The participants in the study are students in two adjacent grades in a state primary school in Greece. The focus of this comparison between the two learner corpora is on the use of tense and aspect, at two important stages of the learners’ EFL learning process when their interlanguage is in a state of flux, constantly developing as new linguistic features are added to it. This paper is concerned with the range of verb forms and their frequency distribution in the two corpora and emphasis is placed on exploring the tensed verb phrases that the EFL learners use, including verb phrases marked for aspect. The aim of the learner data analysis is to investigate how the learners’ awareness of the present and past tenses, as well as the progressive and perfect aspects, develops as their level of linguistic proficiency improves. The results of the analysis are discussed and evaluated in relation to the Reference Language Descriptions (RLDs) for English, developed by the English Profile Programme, and the proficiency bands - A1 to C2 - of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


276. Name: KAPSALIARI EFSTRATIA
Graduation date: 16/12/2016
Dissertation title: Μάτση Χατζηλαζάρου - Joyce Mansour: Εκλεκτικές Συγγένειες
Dissertation title: Matsie Chandjilazaros- Joyce Mansour: “Elective affinities”
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

This MA thesis attempts to shed light on the poetry of two surrealist women poets, that of Greek Matsie Chandjilazaros (1914-1987) and francophone Egyptian Joyce Mansour (1928-1986). Although they manipulate familiar to the surrealist movement subjects, they try for the first time to approach their material from a female point of view. This adds to their poetry a self-referential value indicative of their own subconscious mental processes through which they try to reveal the complexity of female sexuality and at the same time suggest the emergence of a new woman type with multiple roles matching her multiple activities. The two poets end up actively engaging with the Surrealists after surpassing the male-oriented barriers existing within the surrealist movement rather than passively using Surrealism as a convenience platform for their own artistic work. In this way, they manage to expose subjects and stereotypes brought forth by patriarchal conventions and eventually bring to the center of attention some of the feminine subjects that male poetry always neglected or just ignored. Consequently, with the surrealist poetics having a multiplying and regenerative impact on the formation of these two female voices, one could also claim that the two poets in question equally enriched the surrealist writing practices with their own contributions.


277. Name: FEKA MARIA
Graduation date: 1/12/2016
Dissertation title: Δυσλεξία στην Ελληνική ως μητρική γλώσσα και στην Αγγλική ως ξένη γλώσσα: μελέτη μιας περίπτωσης
Dissertation title: Dyslexia in Greek as an L1 and in English as an L2: A Case Study
Supervisor: Mattheoudakis Marina

Dyslexia is a language learning difficulty that influences the development of literacy and language related skills and it is related to difficulties in the processing of information. This study is concerned with dyslexia and how it affects literacy development and in particular reading, writing and narrative skills in both Greek and English. It is a case study that examines the dyslexic child’s performance and mistakes in reading, writing and story retelling in Greek, which is his mother tongue and in English, which is his L2. The aim of this study is to compare the child’s performance in the two languages in reading, writing and story retelling and examine the kind of mistakes he makes in each language.


278. Name: EFTHIMIOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 20/9/2016
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα Ισπανικά προς τα Ελληνικά Τίτλος άρθρου: El “interprete” audiovisual y el humor en el doblaje
Dissertation title: Αnnotated translation from Spanish into Greek Article title: El “interprete” audiovisual y el humor en el doblaje
Supervisor: Paleologos Konstantinos
Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL

The present MA thesis mainly aims to the production of an annotated translation from Spanish into Greek of the article titled El interprete audiovisual y el humor en el doblaje (The audiovisual interpreter and the humour in dubbing) by Antonio Fores Lopez, professor at the Politecnic University of Valencia. The article is included along with four other articles on traductology in the book titled Interculturalidad y traduccion en cine, television y teatro (Interculturalism and translation in cinema, television and theatre), published by Tirant Humanidades (Valencia, 2012). Apart from the translation, the present work’s objective was also terminology extraction and documentation as well as the analysis of terminology research and translational difficulties during the process of translating. In the introduction there is also a review of the audiovisual translation at an international level to clarify the term. Emphasis is also laid on a brief historical summary of the audiovisual translation both in a traductological and a historical framework with references to specialized techniques utilized by translators. To conclude with, as it is obvious from the title of the article, it is obligatory to also refer to humour and the theories developed about it.


279. Name: CHRISOULAKI CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 14/9/2016
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από τα ισπανικά στα ελληνικά του άρθρου El control de la inmigracion ilegal en la frontera exterior del Mediterraneo Central
Dissertation title: Commented Translation from Spanish to Greek of the article with the title “El control de la inmigracion ilegal en la frontera exterior del Mediterraneo Central”
Supervisor: PALEOLOGOS KONSTANTINOS
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

The present paper is the commented translation from Spanish to Greek of the article with the title “El control de la inmigracion ilegal en la frontera exterior del Mediterraneo Central” by Magdalena Martinez-Almeida de Navasques. The above mentioned article is a political analysis of the situation in the EU and of the means and instruments the EU has at its disposal to address the immigration crisis and the increasing migrant flows. Firstly, there is a presentation of the Greek translation of the text next to the original text. In continuity, the paper includes a glossary of all the terms of the text which is followed by the presentation of the terminology research and the documentation of the terms. Also, in the fifth chapter there is an analysis of the difficulties encountered during the translation process. Finally, the detailed bibliography used for the translation is followed by an appendix containing a small sample from the corpus created for the translation of the text.


280. Name: KAFETZI-LOUZIOTOU LIGIA
Graduation date: 14/9/2016
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση «Translation and Localisation in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global» Miguel A. Bernal-Merino
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation “Translation and Localisation in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global” Miguel A. Bernal-Merino
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN > EL, DE> EL

This thesis is an annotated translation of two sections of Miguel Bernal-Merino’s book Translation and Localisation in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global from English into Greek. These sections concern the story-building interactivity, how this interactivity can be transferred to the target language, the fragmentation of the interactive text and what kind of difficulties it poses to translators. This thesis starts out by outlining the theoretical background of the text, focusing on the localisation of video games and the video gaming industry with regard to the translation process. The original text is presented opposite of its translation, then follow the glossary and the terminology documentation. Difficulties and problems encountered during this translation come next, along with how they were addressed; the epilogue follows last. The aim of this thesis is to describe a relatively new field, video game localisation, within the translation process along with its peculiarities and difficulties; it also analyzes the translation of a purely traductological text with the documentation of the relevant terms. For the documentation I used mainly electronic sources (glossaries, databases, dictionaries, comparable texts in Greek, blogs, research papers etc.), while I used the model of J.P. Vinay και J. Darbelnet, Stylistique comparee du francais et de l’anglais to analyse and address these difficulties.


281. Name: LIATSOPOULOU ANDRIANI
Graduation date: 29/8/2016
Dissertation title: Μια επώδυνη κληρονομιά: Τραύμα, Ενοχή και Διαχείριση του Παρελθόντος στα μυθιστορήματα "Διαβάζοντας στη Χάννα" του Bernhard Schlink και "Ο Γερμανός Μουτζαχεντίν" του Boualem Sansal
Dissertation title: A painful heritage Trauma, Guilt and Management of the Past in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader and Boualem Sansal’s Le Village de l'Allemand ou Le Journal des freres Schiller
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI

The present thesis investigates the representation of trauma in two novels, Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader and Boualem Sansal’s Le Village de l'Allemand ou Le Journal des freres Schiller. All the three protagonists of the novels discover that Significant Others, the lover of the protagonist Michael in the first novel and the father of the two protagonists in the second, were perpetrators of Nazi crimes during World War II. The concepts of trauma and guilt are the main themes around which the novels are organized. The first-person narratives focus on the way the protagonists cope with traumatic experience, capturing various dimensions of theoretical discussions around the perception of the past and depicting the doubts experienced by post-war societies when they are faced with the past. In the first part of the thesis we present concepts the two novels deal with such as trauma, grief, guilt, memory and the consequences of a family secret. In the second part of the paper we investigate how the heroes react to traumatic revelation, which generates for them an identity crisis and feelings of guilt. The quality of their defence mechanisms, the structure of their personality and their relationship with their social context influence the reactions of the heroes. Each hero assimilates in a different way the traumatic event and at the end of the narrative proceeds towards a different option. We seek to identify the factors that determine their options.


282. Name: GAKI THOMAI
Graduation date: 26/5/2016
Dissertation title: Σχέδιο ορολογίας IATE : μια πρακτική και θεωρητική προσέγγιση
Dissertation title: IATE Terminology project : a practical and theoretical approach
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN > EL, ΙΤ > EL

The aim of the present thesis was the integrated and detailed presentation of a terminology project in the domain of migration through which the scientific and social role of terminology would also be highlighted. It consists of two parts, an empirical and a theoretical and is also accompanied by two appendixes. The empirical part includes an edited termabase that contains 169 terms. The theoretical part is divided in three sections. In the first section the theoretical background of the scientific field of terminology is outlined. Consequently the identity of the project is being analyzed and the connection with the domain of migration is being made. The third section concerns the conducted research with a description of all the steps and main problems that were encountered during its prosecution. The thesis concludes with a summary of the main objectives and the recording of the research findings.


283. Name: MICHALAKOPOULOU CHARIKLIA
Graduation date: 6/4/2016
Dissertation title: Elizabeth Barrett Browing - Edna St Vincent Milay: Η ανατρεπτικότητα της γραφής τους μέσα από την ποιητική φόρμα του σονέτου
Dissertation title: Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Edna St. Vncent Millay The subversiveness of their writing through the poetic form of the sonnet
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

The aim of the present master’s thesis was the exploration of the female voice through the comparative study and presentation of the work of two female poets from different backgrounds and different times. We studied and analyzed the work entitled Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) by the English Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), who wrote during the Victorian era, as well as the sonnets included in the Collected Poems, written by the American Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), who lived and created during the Modernist era. The poetic form of the sonnet was selected for this comparative study in order to shed light on its gradual development and to debunk it as a genre limited only to male poets. We found out that the sonnet functioned for these two female poets as a means of reversing the stereotypes of their time regarding the relationships between men and women. In addition, we pointed out the elements that differentiate E.B. Browning’s work from the petrarchan sonnet tradition and to the elements in the work of E.St.V. Millay which, through the reclassification brought about by feminism and Modernism, talk freely about sexual liberation and women’s emancipation. The thematic approach of the sonnets of both poetesses led us to the conclusion that, despite their different points of view, the aim is the same: the promotion of basic issues regarding the female identity, the reaction to the stereotypical perceptions of the patriarchal society in which each one of the two poetesses lived as well as the contribution to the development of the sonnet as a poetic form.


284. Name: KOUMPLI ILIANA
Graduation date: 23/3/2016
Dissertation title: Η απόδοση του πολιτισμικού στοιχείου στα κόμικς: η περίπτωση Don Rosa: «Bίος και πολιτεία του Σκρουτζ Μακ Ντακ
Dissertation title: The rendition of the cultural element in comics: the case of Don Rosa: “The Life and Times of Scrooge Mc Duck
Supervisor: DIMITROULIA XANTHIPI
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This study aims to record and analyze the rendition of the cultural element, and in particular, dialect elements, idioms and cultural references that are used by the author and comic book artist Don Rosa in the epic fiction novel - biography of the beloved imaginary character, Scrooge McDuck, the "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck". This text is an ideal example for the study of dialects, idioms and cultural references in connection to their translation and rendition into the Greek language. 94 examples of cultural elements were located, of which 47 are examples of local dialects, 21 are examples of idioms and the remaining 26 are examples of cultural references. These examples are discussed within the framework of translation as a decision-making process (Levy 1966, Schaffner 2001). These decisions have to do with the translation strategy and translation techniques that are used in the rendition of the cultural element in comics as multimodal texts. The ultimate aim of this study is to contribute to the dialogue for the translation of comics in Greek that is still, as it arises from the Greek literature, at an initial stage, and briefly in the discussion about the intercultural transfer of multimodal texts in general, to the extent that these multiply dramatically in new multimedia.


285. Name: ACHMET KECHAGIA SERVER
Graduation date: 22/3/2016
Dissertation title: Ανάλυση της Πομακικής γλώσσας βασισμένη σε δεδομένα επιτόπιας έρευνας
Dissertation title: En analysis of the Pomak language based on fieldwork research data
Supervisor: Elisabeth Mela-Athanasopoulou

The aim of this dissertation is to present the minority language of Pomak spoken by approximately 30,000 people according to the latest national census (ELSTAT 2011) in the geographic region of Thrace and predominantly in the prefecture of Xanthi, through authentic audio recordings and to conduct a linguistic analysis based on the recorded data with particular emphasis on morphophonological and lexicosyntactic aspects. It attempts to delve into this marginally studied minority language and analyze the subtleties, complexities and some dialectal differences and similarities while providing native speaker insight and intuitions about phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactical phenomena that appear in the recordings.


286. Name: PAPADOPOYLOU THEODOSIA
Graduation date: 22/3/2016
Dissertation title: A Sketch Grammar of the Dialect of Thrace, based on primary data from the region of Xanthi
Supervisor: Mela-athanasopoylou elisavet


287. Name: CHRISTIDOU IOULIETTA
Graduation date: 25/2/2016
Dissertation title: Revision and recycling of linguistic elements in textbook materials: A corpus investigation
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


288. Name: DAVITI ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 25/2/2016
Dissertation title: A corpus-based study of future 'will' and 'be going to' in Greek EFL textbooks
Dissertation title: Μια έρευνα βασισμένη στα σώματα-κειμένων πάνω στο Μέλλοντα (will be και going to) όπως χρησιμοποιείται σε αγγλικά ξενόγλωσσα βιβλία που χρησιμοποιούνται στην Ελλάδα
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

This thesis presents a corpus-based investigation on two English future tenses. These are presented in five English language textbooks used by foreign language schools in Greece. The aims were to explore the use of Future will and be going to in EFL textbooks by means of a corpus-based research. In particular, a comparative study was conducted between a corpus designed by the researcher and the British National Corpus in order to investigate whether there are any differences between textbooks used in foreign language schools and naturally occurring language. The present study made use of the literature on various grammar and stylistic items used in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) or ESL (English as Second Language) textbook language opposed to authentic interactions, such as ways of expressing quantification and frequency (Kennedy, 1987), doubt and certainty (Holmes, 1988), future time (Mindt, 1992), discourse markers (Gilmore, 2004; Sadeghi, 2012; Khojastehrad, 2012; Mikkola, 2008), collocations (Molavi et al. 2014), the if—clauses (Romer, 2004), the phraseological patterns of make and take (Gouverneur, 2008), and frequency of occurrence of prepositions and their co-occurrence with other parts of speech (Mukundan, 2009). An attempt was made to partly explain the differences witnessed between the two major corpora as well as provide pedagogical implications that relate to the L2 teaching and learning. The results can guide teachers in deciding how best to supplement the text with activities that will give learners exposure to the target grammar item that is not sufficiently presented in the textbook.


289. Name: KALLERGI STAVROYLA
Graduation date: 19/2/2016
Dissertation title: Memory and vocabulary development in children
Dissertation title: Μνήμη και γλωσσική ανάπτυξη σε παιδιά
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

The research presented in this thesis was carried out at the 3rd Model Experimental School of Evosmos in Thessaloniki. Exploring the contribution of memory to vocabulary development, the constructs of short-term memory (STM) and working memory (WM) are related to vocabulary in both the L1 and L2 domains. The main hypothesis of the thesis is that memory constructs are related to both L1 and L2 vocabulary development. The assessment of memory constructs was achieved through the Working Memory Test Battery for children (Pickering and Gathercole, 2001). Moreover, vocabulary in the L1 was assessed through a Word Finding Vocabulary Test (Vogindroukas et. al, 2008). As regards L2 vocabulary, both a receptive and a productive vocabulary test were given to children. Based on the above, the study investigated three research questions. The first one explores the contribution of memory to vocabulary development. The second research question wishes to determine the relation between short-term memory and L1 vocabulary development. Finally, the last question explores the contribution of WM to vocabulary development in the L2 domain. The findings shed more light to the complex relations between memory and vocabulary. In more detail, it was found that STM is not related to L1 vocabulary. Nevertheless, STM is related to receptive vocabulary in the L2. In addition, L2 productive vocabulary was marginally related to WM. The pedagogical implications of the findings together with suggestions for future research are discussed.


290. Name: PAPAGIANNIDIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 18/2/2016
Dissertation title: Pre-service Foreign Language Teachers' Beliefs about Language Learning
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria


291. Name: TEGOU SOULTANA
Graduation date: 10/2/2016
Dissertation title: A study on French-Greek Bilingual School Children
Dissertation title: Μελέτη σε δίγλωσσα γαλλο-ελληνόφωνα παιδιά σχολικής ηλικίας
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria

In this paper we were concerned with the linguistic performance of a group of 12 French-Greek bilingual schoolchildren, aged 7 to 11 years old, in three clitic elicitation tasks. The effect that working memory, nonverbal intelligence and the children’s linguistic background (language use and literacy) have on their performance are the main issues discussed. Results about reflexive clitics and reflexive verb forms are also presented. It was found that French-Greek school-children tend to have higher working memory scores than Greek monolinguals. Current literacy practice is a predictor for higher vocabulary proficiency scores in both Greek and French in the bilingual children, while early literacy seems to be important for high vocabulary scores in younger bilingual children. The monolingual children scored higher in clitic production than the bilinguals. The bilingual group made significantly more gender errors than the monolinguals in certain tasks, and a high rate of omission of the 3rd person accusative clitic was found in the production of the French clitic cluster by the bilingual children.


292. Name: ROUMANLI ELENI
Graduation date: 28/1/2016
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με τίτλο: Το trafficking ως φαινόμενο και η εκπόρνευση των μεταναστριών
Dissertation title: Annotated translation titled: Trafficking and prostitution of immigrant women
Supervisor: KASAPI ELENI
Languages: EN > EL, IT> EL

The aim of the present thesis was the annotated translation of an Italian text into the Greek language. The chosen text was part of a psychological report by Emily Giovazzino which was published in the webpage of the Italian Police. The report analyses the trafficking phenomenon and the prostitution of immigrant women in Italy. The translation of the text follows an analysis of the difficulties encountered in vocabulary, pragmatic and syntax level. Consequently, a bilingual glossary of the terms was created based on translatological and/or linguistic criteria. Part of the terms extracted where analysed further in order to substantiate the translator’s choices. For the completion of the translation were used both bilingual and monolingual vocabularies as well as printed and online ones.


293. Name: IOANNIDOU SOSSANA
Graduation date: 21/12/2015
Dissertation title: Ονειρικό φως και εφιαλτικές σκιές στα διηγήματα του Ε. Τ. Α. Χόφμαν: Κόσμος μαγικός, εσώτερος και φροϋδικό ασυνείδητο. Μια κατοπτρική σχέση.
Dissertation title: The light of dreams and the shadows of nightmares in the stories of ETA Hoffman: A world of magic and Freudian unconscious. A mirror relationship.
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

The aim of this thesis was to highlight the mirror relationship between Hoffman and Sigmund Freud. Having as starting point the common cultural context, romantic origins of their time, Freud through science and Hofmann through art highlight the anguish of man's internal search. The artistic choices of Hoffmann and the formulation of scientific theory of Freud stem from the philosophical, romantic worldview of an era, where the gaze is directed to the inner world of dreams and imagination. After referring to philosophical and aesthetic premisses of romance and its philosophical background, is presented the main theoretical framework of psychoanalytic theory of Freud in order to compare the works of Hoffmann and Freud and spot their common roots.


294. Name: KOULIOUFA VERONIKH
Graduation date: 16/12/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου: Η Οικιακή Εργασία είναι Πραγματική Εργασία: Η εκ νέου πολιτικοποίηση του θέματος του Φύλου, της Ιδιότητας του Πολίτη και των Παγκόσμιων Αδικιών
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text: Domestic Work is Real Work: Repoliticizing the Discourse on Gender, Citizenship, and Global Injustices
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

This essay is a sample of commented translation. Through the process of translation we were able to create a glossary of terms in english and greek language and also to comment the possible translating difficulties that we met and also how we dealt with them. After the translation of the essay of Midori Kaga with the title‘Domestic Work is Real Work’ Repoliticizing the Discourse on Gender, Citizenship, and Global Injustices, from English into Greek, we have created a glossary of English terms and their translation. In addition there is the validation of the terms according to internet links from English and Greek sites. In the end of the essay we analyze the translating difficulties that we ran into and also the ways that we managed to come through them and make certain choices.


295. Name: KLANGOU STAMATIA
Graduation date: 8/12/2015
Dissertation title: Greek students' motivation and belifs about choosing teaching English as a career
Dissertation title: Πεποιθήσεις και κίνητρα που ωθούν τους Έλληνες φοιτητές να επιλέξουν τη Διδασκαλία των Αγγλικών ως επάγγελμα
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria

The aim of the present thesis was the study of the beliefs about teaching English as a profession of students in the School of English in the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. We investigated what they believe in relation to career dedication, their personal development, learning approaches, working conditions, income and social status and the importance of training when one enters the profession. Moreover, we examined the motivation of those students to become teachers of English in Greece. The participants’ motivation was examined in terms of intrinsic value, job benefits, meaningful relationships, altruistic views, abilities and opportunities. Furthermore, we examined the similarities and differences in terms of beliefs and motivation to choose teaching English as a career among students who have attended the Practice in Teaching English as a Foreign Language course and those who have not attended it.


296. Name: PRODROMOU EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 8/12/2015
Dissertation title: Investigating English teacher motivation in the Greek educational context
Dissertation title: Εξερευνώντας τα κίνητρα των καθηγητών αγγλικής στο ελληνικό εκπαιδευτικό σύστημα
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria

The aim of the present thesis was the study of the English teachers’ motivation in primary and secondary schools in Greece. The definition of motivation was given as well as the different types of motivation. In addition to that motivation theories were presented. There was an analysis of work motivation in general with an emphasis on teacher motivation. Additionally, teacher burnout was discussed and previous studies regarding teacher motivation were examined. The working conditions of teachers in the Greek educational context were analyzed as well as the profile of those who participated in the survey. The questionnaire used in the survey was discussed together with the interviews some of the participants agreed to take part in. There was an analysis of the results of the questionnaire which later on were discussed in more detail in the thesis. According to the results of the survey, teachers are more intrinsically than extrinsically motivated, some of their intrinsic motives including love for their learners and the will to offer.


297. Name: VAITSI EVDOXIA
Graduation date: 8/12/2015
Dissertation title: Investigating Primary Classroom Assessment Practices in Greek State Schools and Foreign Language Centres: A Case Study
Dissertation title: Η διερεύνηση των πρακτικών αξιολόγησης στα ελληνικά δημόσια σχολεία της πρωτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης και κέντρα ξένων γλωσσών: μια περιπτωσιολογική μελέτη
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria

This thesis presents the findings of a case study investigating the assessment practices adopted in the young language learner (YLL) classroom. More particularly, it was considered important to examine whether the context that tuition takes place dictates particular practices. Thus in the Greek context, assessment practices applied by Greek EFL teachers in primary state schools (PSSs) and foreign language centres (FLCs) were investigated. Specifically, means of assessment most frequently used by the EFL teachers was examined, as well as to what extent a variety of assessment tools and tasks were used by these two groups of teachers. Finally, potential differences among the participants’ use of assessment practices in YLLs were also investigated.


298. Name: XANTHOU ELISAVET
Graduation date: 8/12/2015
Dissertation title: Teaching English through Differentiated Instruction in Greek State Primary Schools
Dissertation title: Διδάσκοντας Αγγλικά μέσω της διαφοροποιημένης διδασκαλίας σε ελληνικά δημόσια δημοτικά σχολεία
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria

The purpose of the study is to examine the extent to which English language teachers in primary schools in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, understand and use differentiated instruction strategies. The study also explores whether teachers’ attitude towards differentiated instruction has an impact on its use in everyday practice. A combination of quantitative and qualitative research tools was considered as necessary. Thus, 100 participants replied to a questionnaire and six teachers of English in Greek state primary schools participated in a semi-structured interview. The data retrieved from the research tools show that the majority of English teachers prefer to modify their instruction and assessment in relation to content without considering students’ interests or learning styles, which are among the main principles of differentiated instruction. Correlations between teachers’ beliefs about modified instruction and their use of differentiation strategies are either of medium or high use. It is implied that teachers are significantly influenced by their own beliefs. According to the participants of the study the most important inhibitory factors for successful differentiation are lack of time to prepare their lessons and minimal in-service or pre-service training. Recommendations are made to start implementing differentiated instruction in Greek state primary schools through constant staff development and the creation of the appropriate circumstances like reducing the official curriculum and the number of students per classroom. After being trained teachers would be more flexible in their instruction and differentiation would be applied in an organized way and have a greater impact on student achievement.


299. Name: KOYTSI PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 26/11/2015
Dissertation title: The American Dream Becomes American Nightmare: The Perfomavity of Violence in the Age of Late Capitalism in the Theatrical Adaptations of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and American Psycho: a New Musical Thriller (2013)
Dissertation title: Το Αμερικανικό όνειρο γίνεται Αμερικανικός εφιάλτης: Η παραστασιολογία της βίας στην εποχή του ύστερου καπιταλισμού στις θεατρικές προσαρμογές Ο Ταλαντούχος κύριος Ρίπλει? (1999) και American Psycho: Ένα Νέο Musical Τρόμου (2013)
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas

As historical records demonstrate, our evolution is laced with examples of violence. Indeed, paleontological information reveals an unceasing stream of human violence dating back thousands of years. This endurance of violence throughout human experience, not only as a survival tactic but also as a social symptom, marks the complexity of this issue. The relevance and plasticity of the term framed by the prevailing social conditions and the common use of violence as a means of power verification suggest the political dimensions of violence. This is evident from violent public performances as those of hangings and decapitations by guillotine which took place in order to punish and discipline, as well as, entertain the public. In contemporary world, the intrusion of violence in everyday experience is considered almost natural. The exposure of children to violent video games and media’s consecutive images of violent output has contributed to the individual’s numbness towards violence and pain. At the same time, the values of late capitalism suffocate the individual urging him/her to embrace a lifestyle that prioritizes money and commodities over human interaction and meaningful relations. These two conditions are the foundation for the two stage adaptations of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and American Psycho (2013) which are the source of my project’s analysis. In other words, the focus of this thesis is how violence can be presented on stage and its direct connection to the capitalist mentality. In these two adaptations, the writers discuss consumerism’s impact on the protagonists through the connection of their violent outbursts to the sociopolitical conditions that surround their life in an attempt to create a setting which signals the causes of their aggressive behavior.


300. Name: CHARTA MELPOMENI
Graduation date: 24/11/2015
Dissertation title: The acquisition of Greek liquids /r/ and /l/ by pre-school and primary school children
Dissertation title: Η κατάκτηση των Ελληνικών υγρών σύμφωνων /ρ/ και /λ/ από παιδιά προσχολικής και σχολικής ηλικίας
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina

The present study examines the acquisition of Greek liquids /r/ and /l/ by Greek children as well as the phonological processes children go through in order to acquire these two liquids. Another topic of the research is the presence, the number and the average durations of voiced and voiceless vocoids in both liquids. The experiment described in the present paper was conducted using data collected from recordings of 56 children (aged 2 to 9) native speakers of Greek. The results showed that both /r/ and /l/ are acquired around the age of 5. However, complete mastery of both phonemes is not achieved until later on. Children produce correctly the words that contain /l/ earlier than the words that contain /r/. The words that contain both liquids are produced later and words that contain three liquids are produced even later. In the study we found six types of /r/ and two types of /l/. The most common types of /r/ were the approximants and the taps with presence of a stop-like burst. Trills were also frequent around the age of 5. The most common type of lateral was the /l/ without presence of a release on the acoustic signal. The younger groups of children usually had the longest average durations due to slower speech. As for the phonological processes, the most common ones were deletion, stopping, metathesis, epenthesis and different types of substitution. The results of the present study offer new insights concerning the age at which children are considered to have reached complete mastery of the two liquids in their native language.


301. Name: GRIGORIADOU CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 5/11/2015
Dissertation title: Αναμετάφραση και Γλωσσική Επικαιροποίηση: H νεανική ιδιόλεκτος στο The Catcher in the Rye, του J.D.Salinger
Dissertation title: Retranslation and Linguistic update: Teenage slang in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
Supervisor: GRAMMENIDIS SIMEON
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

The phenomenon of retranslation is widespread in practice, and yet its motivations remain relatively underexplored. However, one very prevalent justification for this repetitive act is encapsulated in the work of Antoine Berman who claims that an initial translation is necessarily ‘blind and hesitant’ [aveugle et hesitante] (1990: 5), while retranslation alone can ensure ‘the introduction of the foreign work into the receiving culture’. [la revelation drune oeuvre etrangere dans son etre propre a la culture receptrice] (1995: 57). The present thesis focuses on the recent Greek retranslation of one of the most celebrated works of literature, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The (re)translator attempts a linguistic update of the book, taking into account both the original language and the target audience. In this framework, the inherent characteristics of the book, its pedagogical purpose and linguistic variety are being analyzed. Furthermore, an attempt is made to determine the major translation techniques employed in transferring the cultural element, and more specifically teenage slang, with a view to a functional text for a new readership.


302. Name: CHARANA NIKOLETTA
Graduation date: 22/10/2015

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL, ES > EL


303. Name: MANTA EVGENIA
Graduation date: 22/10/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Διερμηνεία
Dissertation title: Report on Conference Interpreting
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

This paper is a documentation and a commentary on the experiences the author had as an interpreter during interpreting practice in real circumstances, which is a compulsory part of the Interdisciplinary Masters Programme in Interpreting, organised by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. What follows is a detailed account of the interpretation provided at conferences/events with a thorough description of the difficulties the interpreter faced and the managing and problem-solving techniques and strategies implemented by the interpreter in order to overcome these obstacles and produce a successful interpreting result. This presentation is complemented with information about the speakers and their speeches, as well as vocabulary tables of the terminology used.


304. Name: TSANAKAS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 22/10/2015

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL, ES > EL


305. Name: GIALAMA ELENI
Graduation date: 20/10/2015
Dissertation title: The "Voice" of the "Other": Storytelling in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts and China Men
Dissertation title: Η “φωνή” του “άλλου”: η διήγηση μύθων στα έργα της Μαξίν Χονγκ Κίνγκστον η γυναίκα πολεμιστής: απομνημονεύματα μιας παιδικής ηλικίας ανάμεσα σε φαντάσματα και άντρες της Κίνας
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos

America, more than other nations, encompasses many social and cultural realities. USA society and culture consist of many voices struggling to be heard from underneath a hegemonic discourse, which tends to impose and perpetuate various kinds of marginalizations––linguistic, gender, sexual, ethnic, cultural. One such case where one can detect the discriminations inflicted on an “ethnic subject” as well as the latter’s efforts to maintain a distinctive identity and heritage while participating in the modern world is semi-fictionally recorded in The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts and China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston. Drawing on the work of feminists, literary critics and ethnic studies academics, this thesis maintains that Kingston’s non-linear and multi-perspective texts should be perceived as the conscious attempt of an Asian American woman to carve her female and ethnic subjectivity within the multiple realities of American life. At the same time, emphasis is placed on Kingston’s storytelling technique which, blurring the boundaries among literary genres, works towards the synthesis of a cultural alternative that highlights the diversity and subjectivity of the act of writing. What becomes evident from the analysis of the two texts is Kingston’s effort to explore the multiple possibilities towards a more pluralistic conception of self-determination in the USA challenging the traditional notions of self-formation, and bringing forward the heterogeneous options of American culture.


306. Name: MARGARONI MARIA
Graduation date: 16/10/2015
Dissertation title: Αναπαραστάσεις για τους Εβραίους σε επιλεγμένα ιστοριογραφικά κείμενα για τα πρώτα χρόνια της ελληνικής επανάστασης (1821-1822)
Dissertation title: Representations of Jews in selected historiographical texts about the early years of the Greek revolution (1821-1822)
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

The present study pertains to the field of Culural Iconology (Imagologie). This field falls into Comparative Writing, which perceives the text as a testimony regarding foreignness. The study comparatively examines primarily Greek and secondarily English, French and German historiographic, autobiographic texts (memoirs) which are about the first years of the revolution. I focus on aspects of conceptualization and, by extension, perceptual constructs on the role of Jews in the Greek revolution (particularly during its beginning). I delve into the various intracommunity relations (Jews-Christians, Jews-Muslims). This study also briefly comments on how and why elements of this memoir writing were reproduced in further writings about the role of Jews in the beginning of the Greek revolution. Subsequent historiography of the 19th and 20th century on the revolution either have a localized element or negotiate the revolution of 1821 in all its geographical variety. The study is divided into two chapters. The first includes the theoretical frameworks and presents the references. It specifically focuses on the historical-social context in which the Greek revolution of 1821 originated. By extension, I present the historiography and autobiographic text about the revolution with a specific focus on issues of memory and autobiographic writing. The second chapter includes representation issues by Christians (Greek Orthodox and Westerners) of Jews and their role in the Greek revolution based on stereotypical understandings. In particular this study examines the two key concepts which are of importance for decoding the memories and historiography on the revolution in general. The concepts play a key role in framing the ways in which the image of Jews is constructed in the collective imagined during the revolution of 1821: sentiments of strong conviction and justification. I analyze the conviction of Greeks about the role of Jews as partners of the Ottomans on the one hand, and on the other as Christian haters, as becomes evident from the Jews’ attitudes during the Greek revolution in Moldovlachia (1821), specifically during the defilement of the Archbishop Gregory the V in Instabul (1821), during the beginning of the revolution in Macedonia (1821) emphasizing the destruction of Naoussa (1822) and Chios (1822). Furthermore, I analyze the sense of justification that Greeks experienced to the point of supporting the vengeful annihilation of Jews in 1821, not only during the occupation of Tripolitsa, current Tripolis, which was an administrative center of the Peloponesse, but also during the battle of Vrachorion, currently Agrinion, which was previously an administrative center of the mainland of Greece. I conclude with a brief epilogue which includes the basic conclusions of the study, while at the same time posing questions for further exploration.


307. Name: GKAMAGKARI THOMAI
Graduation date: 8/10/2015
Dissertation title: Γλωσσική Ποικιλία και Μετάφραση: μια μελέτη στη μετάφραση της αμερικανικής και βρετανικής ποικιλίας της αγγλικής προς την ελληνική γλώσσα βασισμένη στα μυθιστορήματα Σαλεμς Λοτ του Σ.Ε. Κινγκ και ο Χάρι Πότερ και η Φιλοσοφική Λίθος της Τζ. Κ. Ρόουλινγκ
Dissertation title: Linguistic Variation and Translation: a study on the translation of the American and British English varieties into the Greek language based on S.E. King’s Salem’s Lot and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone novels”
Supervisor: LAVIDAS NIKOLAOS
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL

The purpose of this MA thesis is to conduct research in the area of translation, and particularly the translation of instances of linguistic variation, as in the case of dialects, from English into Greek. Research on this field aims at locating the particular difficulties that may arise during the process of translation of dialects, as well as the strategies and techniques employed by translators who are called to translate linguistic elements pertaining to “non-standard” linguistic varieties. The first part of the MA thesis focuses on previous studies concerning translation and dialects, discussing problematic areas or challenges emerging during the translation process, as these were identified by researchers and translators. The second part focuses on linguistic variation as it becomes apparent between the American and the British English varieties. In order to investigate linguistic differentiation occurring between the varieties in question, an American and a British English text were selected, namely an excerpt from Salem’s Lot novel by S.E. King and an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone novel by J.K. Rowling. In order to locate linguistic differentiation, on a first level, a linguistic analysis of the two texts is realized. Secondarily, the Greek translations of the passages are studied, as to the translation approaches and strategies employed in each case concerning the rendition of elements of variation in the target language. The aim is to demonstrate whether linguistic variation is preserved in the translations and which means are employed in order to achieve that. The present thesis showcases that linguistic items representing linguistic variation, or lexical items tied to a particular linguistic and socio-cultural context are not easily preserved in the target texts, at least as far as the given literary genre (fantasy – popular fiction) and target readership are concerned. However, the translators often adopt compensation strategies in order to preserve the dialectal character of the original texts and recreate the individual linguistic and extra-linguistic features of the originals, verging towards a dynamic equivalence approach.


308. Name: PANELA ANNA-NIKOLETA
Graduation date: 5/10/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση του κειμένου «Και τι σημαίνει τ’ όνομα; Η ιστορία και οι σημασίες του όρου Μεγάλου Μπαμ"
Dissertation title: Annotated Translation of the text «What’s in a Name: History and Meanings of the Term “Big Bang”»
Supervisor: Dimitroulia Xanthippi
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL

This thesis is an annotated translation of a specialsed text from English into Greek. In his article entitled "What's in a Name: History and Meanings of the Term" Big Bang ", a subject of modern cosmology and its terminology, Professor Helge Kragh, of the University of Aarhus, Denmark, deals with the conditions under which the term a "big bang" appeared in the academic literature. The original text is presented opposite of its translation, followed by the terminology glossary and the terminological documentation of each term, both in the source language and in the target language, where mainly electronic sources were used. What follows is a presentation and analysis of the translation problems encountered in the text as well as of the ways they have been handled by means of various translation techniques.


309. Name: CHARDALIAS ASTERIOS
Graduation date: 1/10/2015
Dissertation title: On Cognition, Culture, Discourse and Corpora: High Seas and Smitten Hearts
Dissertation title: Περί Γνωσιακής Ικανότητας, Πολιτισμού, Συνεχούς Λόγου και Σωμάτων Κειμένων: Θάλασσες και Καρδιές
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki

This thesis has an aspirant dual purpose: to both enlighten aspects of conceptualization in environments of dense figuration and to investigate possible avenues for methodological crosspollination between Corpus Linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics. It reviews sea conceptualizations of the ‘heart’ in a corpus of 260 Modern Greek songs as a case study, theoretically framed by a discussion of: (a) Conceptual Integration Theory (CIT), in relation to cognition and discourse; (b) Distributed emergent cultural cognition, in relation to cognition and culture; (c) Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis (CADS), in relation to discourse and corpora; (d) Cultural Discourse Analysis (CuDA), in relation to discourse and culture


310. Name: FLORA EKATERINI
Graduation date: 1/10/2015
Dissertation title: Υπερρεαλισμός και Τρέλα: Μια προσέγγιση της τρέλας και του παραλόγου στο υπερρεαλιστικό κίνημα
Dissertation title: Surrealism and madness: an approach of madness and absurdity in the surrealist movement
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA

This paper discusses the relationship of surrealism movement with madness as a concept, scientific, artistic and everyday speech. The aim is to highlight the contribution of surrealist reflection, beyond the usual artistic practices in broader social issues and influence on contemporary thought and to capture and address these issues. In the first and introductory chapter is a historical approach of surrealism as a movement, practices and basic dimensions, artistic and political. A pivotal point in this introductory description is to understand the evolution of surrealism through the promotion of the historical necessity in artistic and political level. In the second chapter, which is the main body of work is an attempt of approach of madness surrealism, as reflected precursor through eg in the case of Hieronymus Bosch, and key representatives of the movement, such as Breton, Dali and Kalas. These three surrealists were chosen among others for this analysis as representatives of three separate moments in surrealistic way. For a more complete understanding of the operation, it was considered useful to include elements of basic views on madness from the standpoint of a critical approach to the sciences of psychiatry and psychology. The surrealistic visual seems to be close to this critical approach and likely to have affected the level movements and disciplines meet and interact. In the third and final part of the work undertaken a thematic approach to madness through the enactment in Surrealist artists. At the same time, the visual depiction arrayed with views on scientific insanity plea in the direction of transcendental conception of the concept and the removal of the distinction between normal and pathological.


311. Name: MARKOPOYLOU PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 1/10/2015
Dissertation title: “Let her go”: The evolution of the Disney female model in Tangled, Brave and Frozen


312. Name: GKOTOSOPOYLOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 22/9/2015
Dissertation title: Superheroes in an Age of Economic and Political Crisis: Negotiations on American Republicanism in Marvel's Superhero Films
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi


313. Name: DOSIDI ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 18/9/2015

Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL


314. Name: FRANTZESKAKI AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 18/9/2015

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


315. Name: MPAROUTI MARIA
Graduation date: 18/9/2015

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


316. Name: PAPADAKI SAVVINA - MELINA
Graduation date: 18/9/2015

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


317. Name: PARALIKAS ILIAS
Graduation date: 18/9/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Διερμηνεία
Dissertation title: Dossier of Conference Interpreting experience
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of the present thesis was to constitute a comprehensive dossier of evaluated interpreting experiences. The writer of the thesis was asked to review his supervised practice, held in the context of the Master’s Program in Conference Interpreting of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He describes the most significant features of the conferences, in which he participated providing interpreting services and at the same time he quotes his personal comments and the evaluations of the conferences’ organizers and the supervising trainers. The writer also tries to draw conclusions for the potential difficulties, which might arise during the conference interpreting and for ways of dealing with these difficulties. Furthermore an attempt is being made to analyze the extent of the contribution of the Master’s Program to the general preparation and the successful outcome of the interpretation in professional conditions.


318. Name: TSIADIMOS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 8/9/2015
Dissertation title: "Early EFL literacy introduction: A Comparative Study of Whole World and Systematic Phonics Approaches"
Dissertation title: Εισαγωγή στον Εγγραμματισμό για μικρούς μαθητές της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας: Mια συγκριτική μελέτη Ολιστικής και συστηματικής αναλυτικό-συνθετικής προσέγγισης (Phonics)
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

Oral Reading Accuracy and Fluency and spelling competence have consistently been found to correlate positively with overall Reading Competence and language fluency in general. At the same time, there are many studies which report advantages in oral reading fluency and spelling skills for young native speakers of the English language as well as for ESL learners who have been introduced to literacy through systematic phonics approaches. In contrast, and to the best of our knowledge, there has been so far no systematic investigation of the effect of phonics instruction on young EFL learners' early reading abilities. Our proposed study sets to confirm findings concerning the supremacy of the phonics approach over other approaches in the context of primary education in Greece. Reading accuracy and fluency of a phonics group are measured and compared to those of a group exposed to non-phonics approaches. Additionally, a spelling test is administered to the same participants in order to establish any positive links between phonics instruction and performance in English spelling.


319. Name: APOSTOLIDOU ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 14/7/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπάσματος από το βιβλίο Literarische Ubersetzung – Geschichte – Theorie - Kulturelle Wirkung του Jorn Albrecht. Κεφάλαιο 7.2
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση αποσπάσματος από το βιβλίο Literarische Ubersetzung – Geschichte – Theorie - Kulturelle Wirkung του Jorn Albrecht. Κεφάλαιο 7.2
Supervisor: Anthi Wiedenmayer
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of the present thesis was the annotated translation of a German text into the Greek language. The chosen text was extracted from the book Literarische Ubersetzung. Geschichte – Theorie – Kulturelle Wirkung by Jorn Albrecht, particularly chapter 7.2, in which some aspects of the Skopos theory is discussed in regard to literary translation. Following the presentation of extratextual and intratextual features, a translation of the passage was attempted as well as the extraction of terms detected in the text. Consequently, a glossary of the extracted terms was created based on translatological and/or linguistic criteria. Furthermore, the validation of the terms was analyzed, relying on translatological works, bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, plus official websites. The present thesis was completed after annotating the difficulties encountered during the translation on the one hand, and the choices made by the translator concerning lexical, grammatical or syntactical elements, style, as well as pragmatic factors on the other hand.


320. Name: KIPOURIDOU ROMINA
Graduation date: 14/7/2015
Dissertation title: Η μετάφραση στο έργο του Jorge Luis Borges: θεωρία και πράξη
Dissertation title: The theme of translation in Jorge Luis Borge’s writings: theory and practice
Supervisor: PALEOLOGOS KONSTANTINOS
Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL

Translation is a recurring theme in the Argentine’s author Jorge Luis Borges writings. Being a translator himself, he dealt with the theory of translation practice both in his essays and his lectures. However, his opinion on translation can be found even in his fictional work. His arguments on the writing process influenced not only his writing activity but his translation one as well. For Borges, writing, reading and translating are reciprocal and interrelated processes, as translation and reading are also a form of literature creation and every form of literature is considered as translation since he did not recognize the existence of original texts. The novel The Wild Palms written by William Faulkner, which is the case study of this dissertation, was translated in Spanish by Borges when Faulkner had not been universally recognized yet. Although his work had been praised by Borges himself in previous reviews, he now criticizes The Wild Palms as inferior. Yet, it is this very novel he opted for in order to translate it. The dissertation aims to study the theme of translation in theory according to Borges, to present the motivation behind his decision to translate this novel and how his translation influenced the development of the Latin American literature. Moreover, it aims to examine the translation practices and decisions made by Borges while he is attempting to improve a novel that he considered it to be the less successful written by William Faulkner.


321. Name: LYMPOU PAVLINA
Graduation date: 7/7/2015
Dissertation title: The Wicked Witch of the Discworld: A Re-examination of Magical Authority and Gender Politics
Dissertation title: Η Κακιά Μάγισσα του Δισκόκοσμου: Η Αναθεώρησης της Μαγικής Αρχής και η Πολιτική του Φύλου
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin

The aim of this project is to explore the manner in which magically gifted women and men have been represented within the canon of Western fantasy literature. A broader investigation of the hierarchical structures of magical employment in fantasy fiction, whereby female magic is often considered inferior and detrimental, is made in an effort to understand the popular image of the “wicked witch.” Furthermore, this thesis examines both the manner in which Terry Pratchett challenges the traditional depiction of witches and wizards in his fiction and the degree to which he subverts pre-existing notions of magical authority. Finally, the complexities of witchcraft on the Discworld are explored in relation to questions of power, domesticity and ethics of care.


322. Name: FINOPOULOU THEODORA
Graduation date: 26/6/2015
Dissertation title: Διπλωματική Εργασία για το Διατμηματικό Πρόγραμμα Σπουδών Διερμηνείας και Μετάφρασης - Ειδίκευση Διερμηνείας
Dissertation title: Thesis for the Master’s Degree in Conference Interpreting and Translation of the Schools of Philology, English, French, German, Italic Language and Literature – Major
Supervisor: WIEDENMAYER ANTHI
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL, ES > EL

The present thesis describes the obligatory professional apprenticeship we completed in the context of the master’s degree in conference interpreting. In a way it summarizes the entire master’s program, because the aim of the apprenticeship was to practically apply what we had learned during the course. In this thesis I describe the four conferences, in which I participated during the apprenticeship. Each chapter starts with a short description of the conference in question, of the interpreting conditions and the speakers. This is followed by a detailed description of the content of the speeches, of the preparation for the conferences and of the way the speeches were rendered accompanied by an evaluation of my performance. Before the description of the conferences there is a short reference to the theory of conference interpreting. At the end of the thesis I attached as an annex the material I used before and during each conference and the two evaluation forms I had in my disposal filled out by the organizers of the conferences.


323. Name: TSIOTRA DESPINA
Graduation date: 24/6/2015
Dissertation title: Κατευθυντήριες οδηγίες σχετικά με την ανιθαγένεια Νο. 4: Εξασφάλιση του Δικαιώματος κάθε παιδιού για την Κτήση Ιθαγένειας μέσω των Άρθρων 1-4 της Σύμβασης του 1961 για τη Μείωση της Ανιθαγένειας
Dissertation title: Guidelines on statelessness no. 4: ensuring Every Child’s Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Supervisor: LOUPAKI ELPIDA
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The present thesis is an annotated translation of a UNHCR Article on Statelessness. It includes technical terminology, specialized glossary of terms, documenting them and commenting terminology. This is a legal document which is intended to become a reference for translators, lawyers, and the staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and those involved in this issue. The purpose of the translation remains the same as that of the source text. The text which is translated is part of the article entitled “UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4: Ensuring Every Child's Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness”, 21 December 2012, HCR/GS/12/04. The source language is English and the target language is Greek. Furthermore, a thorough analysis of the translation difficulties as well as a justification of the final choice through specific strategies and techniques takes place.


324. Name: RIZOPOULOU EFROSINI
Graduation date: 17/6/2015
Dissertation title: Τραγουδώντας το Θάνατο: Το Μακάβριο και η Βία στο Ευρωπαϊκό Παιδικό Τραγούδι
Supervisor: PANGALOS IOANNIS


325. Name: MISIRLI ASIMENIA
Graduation date: 28/5/2015
Dissertation title: Η γοτθική πλευρά της καφκικής τοπιογραφίας: Γοτθικά μοτίβα στη Δίκη του Φραντς Κάφκα
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA


326. Name: TSOPOURIDOU STAVROYLA
Graduation date: 26/5/2015
Dissertation title: Do bilinguals have an advantage in inhibitory control over monolinguals?
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


327. Name: TZOYNI MARIA
Graduation date: 21/5/2015
Dissertation title: The Painful Body: A Trajectory of Pain through Female Performance Art
Dissertation title: Το σώμα του πόνου: μια πορεία του πόνου μέσω της γυναικείας τέχνης του περφόρμανς
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas

Στην παρούσα μεταπτυχιακή διατριβή οι περφόρμερς στις οποίες επικεντρώνω την έρευνά μου, αναπαριστούν τα καλλιτεχνικά τους αποτελέσματα δουλεύοντας πάνω στα σώματα τους ή χρησιμοποιώντας τα ως εύπλαστο πρωτογενές υλικό για να απαντήσουν δημιουργικά στις κοινωνικοπολιτικές προκλήσεις της εποχής τους. Οι συγκεκριμένες περφόρμερς χρησιμοποιούν τα σώματα τους με σκοπό να δείξουν τις απεριόριστες ικανότητες τους και να προκαλέσουν το κοινό τους καθώς το σώμα αποτελεί έναν ανεξάντλητο καμβά για να εργαστούν επάνω του και να εκφράσουν τις καλλιτεχνικές τους τάσεις. Όταν το σώμα διατίθεται για χειραγώγηση, όταν τέμνεται ή διαπερνάται από βελόνες και όταν παρουσιάζεται με έναν αφύσικο τρόπο που όμως απεικονίζεται ως κανόνας, τότε, το κοινό χάνει την άνεση και την ασφάλεια που προηγουμένως δημιουργούσε η απόσταση από αυτό που το θέαμα τώρα προκαλεί. Συνεπώς, το γυναικείο σώμα παρουσιάζεται μέσω της τέχνης της περφόρμανς για να επιφέρει με την εμφάνιση του ακραίες καταστάσεις αναπαράστασης και να προκαλέσει τις αντιδράσεις των θεατών. Οι θεατές επαγρυπνούν από την προηγούμενη παθητικότητά τους ως μόνοι παρατηρητές των περφόρμανς, σε μια πιο ενεργητική συμμετοχή τους σε αυτές. Το γυναικείο σώμα, παρουσιαζόμενο με έναν τρόπο «γκροτέσκο,» καταφέρνει να γίνεται θεατό ως τέτοιο διότι τις περισσότερες φορές συγκαλύπτεται, καθίσταται μυστηριώδες και αποδίδεται στο «φύλο και στο σεξ» ή στην ερωτική του εμφάνιση. Στη παρούσα έρευνα, οι γυναίκες περφόρμερς προέρχονται από διαφορετικά κοινωνικά πλαίσια που κυμαίνονται από την πειραματική θεατρική περφόρμανς του 1960 ως τη σύγχρονη λαϊκή κουλτούρα όπως αναπαρίσταται από τα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης. Η Gina Pane, η γαλλίδα καλλιτέχνιδα με τις ιταλικές καταβολές, πραγματεύεται την τομή του σώματος με το να εισάγει λεπίδες στο ίδιο της το σώμα. Η Marina Abramovic, η καλλιτέχνιδα από τη Σερβία, θέτει το σώμα της στο επίκεντρο της προσοχής και προσπαθεί να αντικειμενοποιήσει την εικόνα του/της «παθητικού/-ής περφόρμερ, ενεργητικού/-ής θεατή» με την πρόθεση να αντιστρέψει την ισορροπία και στην συνέχεια να ενεργοποιήσει τους θεατές ή ακόμη και να διεγείρει τα πιο διεφθαρμένα ένστικτά τους. Η Orlan, η γαλλίδα καλλιτέχνιδα, εντείνει τα όρια του γυναίκειου σώματος μέσω των πλαστικών αισθητικών επεμβάσεων και υβριδιώσεων του εαυτού. Η Lady Gaga, η αμερικανίδα καλλιτέχνιδα με τις ιταλικές καταβολές, σοκάρει το κοινό της με τα παράξενα κοστούμια της, τα υψηλής ραπτικής σύνολά της και τις μεταμορφώσεις του σώματος της μέσω των αναπαραστάσεων των μέσων. Η αγγλίδα Millie Brown, γνωστή ως η «καλλιτέχνιδα του εμετού,» προκαλεί σχεδόν ελεγχόμενους εμετούς στον εαυτό της, τους οποίους, έπειτα, τοποθετεί σε λευκούς καμβάδες επειδή σκοπεύει να δημιουργήσει «πολύχρωμα» καλλιτεχνικά αποτελέσματα ως μέρη μιας αντεστραμμένης εκφραστικότητας. Οι συγκεκραμένες καλλιτέχνιδες παρουσιάζουν και συμπεριφέρονται στο γυναικείο σώμα με ένα διαφορετικό και επιπλέον προκλητικό τρόπο λόγω της ανάγκης τους να πιέσουν τα όρια που η κοινωνία, και ειδικότερα η Αμερικανική κοινωνία, και τα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης θέτουν σε αυτό. Καταλήγοντας, η εσωτερική ανάγκη για να δοκιμάσει κανείς τα όρια του σώματος του μέσω επίπονων διαδικασιών, τεχνικές καλλωπισμού, την ακατάπαυστη αναζήτηση της νεότητας και του καινούριου, και της μόδας, είναι αυτή που οι τέσσερις περφόρμερς καλούνται να εξετάσουν. Η αντίληψη του σώματος και η αναπαράσταση της ιδεολογίας παρουσιάζονται από μια διαφορετική οπτική γωνία μέσω του πειραματισμού και της αναδημιουργίας αυτών των καλλιτέχνιδων. Ακόμη και αν παρουσίασαν τα αποσπάσματα της τέχνης του περφόρμανς τους με περισσότερο ή λιγότερο επιτυχημένους τρόπους, καταφέρνουν ωστόσο να προκαλέσουν το κοινό ως προς την θέαση του σώματος.


328. Name: MANAFI ARIADNI-ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 20/5/2015
Dissertation title: Η απόδοση του κωμικού στοιχείου στον υποτιτλισμό κινούμενων σχεδίων
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


329. Name: VAGENAS ALEXANDROS
Graduation date: 19/5/2015
Dissertation title: The old and the new English course books of Greek state primary schools: Vocabulary comparison and analysis between the third and the fourth primary school course books: Transition issues and recommendations'
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai


330. Name: SARATSLI DIONYSIA
Graduation date: 18/5/2015
Dissertation title: Vocabulary analysis of Magic Book 1 and Magic Book 2: a corpus study'
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai


331. Name: PAPAGEORGIOU ATHANASIA
Graduation date: 5/5/2015
Dissertation title: Η Διερεύνηση της Ουτοπίας στο Ποιητικό Έργο του Ανδρέα Εμπειρίκου
Dissertation title: The investigation of Utopia in Andreas Embeirikos’ poetic work
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


332. Name: TAPTAS SINODIS
Graduation date: 24/3/2015
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα «Froschglossar/ Βατραχογλωσσάρι»
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


333. Name: MIRAKA FJORALBA
Graduation date: 19/3/2015
Dissertation title: Hollywood and the Femme Fatale: Feminine Monsters and Monstrous Femininities in Classical Film Noir and Neo-Noir
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


334. Name: KYRIAKOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 27/2/2015
Dissertation title: Bilingualism and Narration: Exploring Grammatical and Orgainzational Skills through narrative development
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


335. Name: CHATZIDIMOU MARIA
Graduation date: 9/2/2015
Dissertation title: Re-Writing History in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
Supervisor: Kontos Nikos


336. Name: TROUPKOS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 6/2/2015
Dissertation title: Ημιαυτόματη επεξεργασία σωμάτων κειμένων στο πεδίο της βιοποικιλότητας με σκοπό την εξαγωγή ορολογίας
Dissertation title: Semi-automatic processing of a corpus in the field of biodiversity for terminology extraction purposes
Supervisor: KYRIAKOPOULOU PANAGIOTA
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

The present thesis lies in the field of computational linguistics and its objective is to present the methodology applied for processing a specialised corpus in the field of biodiversity. This corpus, consisting of project abstracts regarding biodiversity served as a basis for extracting terminology relevant to this field. For the various proscessing stages several computational tools were examined, in terms of application and practicality. These tools included automatic term extractors, text analysers and part-of-speech taggers. Ultimately, the main tool used in our research was the text analysis software Unitex, which enabled us to perform searches based on linguistic filters. The methodology applied is characterised as semi-automatic, since the data extracted from all computational tools had to be manually validated. The final product of our research was the extraction of 861 single-word and multi-word terms used in the field of biodiversity. With these terms we constructed an electronic dictionary containing a total of 1127 entries. Half of the extracted terms were further examined for greek translations, with the result being a bilingual glossary for the language combination English-Greek, totalling 323 entries.


337. Name: VLACHOU KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 13/1/2015
Dissertation title: Η Ιστορία της Πορφυρής Δούλης και Το Πάθος: Θηλυκή Ταυτότητα και Μεταμοντερνιστική Γραφή στα Μυθιστορήματα της Margaret Atwood και της Jeannette Winterson
Dissertation title: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Passion : Female Identity and Postmodernist Writing in the Novels of Margaret Atwood and Jeanette Winterson
Supervisor: RAPANTZIKOU TATIANI

This M.A. thesis attempts to position The Handmaid’s Tale by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood and The Passion by the British author Jeanette Winterson within the context of the 1980s. The 1980s constitute a decade of political neo – liberalism. At the same time this is a post – modern decade when post – modernist experimentation flourished. This paper tries to indicate the points of convergence in the writing of these two authors; the atwoodian and wintersonian perspectives merge concerning the selection of post – modernist stylistic innovations and the selection of their topics. Their topics of choice are highly related to the global political situation and both authors are e / inquiring into the issue of femininity and women’s sexuality. We substantiate our argumentation by referring to the historical context of the 1980s and then we deconstruct the author by applying the theories of Roland Barthes and the bachtinian heteroglossia. In such a way we make an effort to account for the experimentations the two authors embark upon, for instance the decontextualisation and the fragmentation of language – a notion they like a lot playing with. Of course we cite and make reference to other theoreticians and critics as well. In the second part of the paper we let Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality be our guide into de – codifying certain behaviours and attitudes on behalf of female characters of these two books. Foucault’s book by no means constitutes our sole guide. In the end, we reach the concluding remarks where we pinpoint the resemblances among the two novels and we stress their contribution into world literature.


338. Name: MILONA CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 20/12/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του βιβλίου με τίτλο: Foucault: A graphic guide
Supervisor: Voklund-Lagopoulou Karin
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


339. Name: KARAMPELA MANTO-PINELOPI
Graduation date: 18/12/2014
Dissertation title: The American Interpretation of the Greek War of Independence through M. M. Noah's The Grecian Captive, Fitz G. Halleck's poem Marco Bozzans and other texts
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi

The purpose of this Master thesis was to study the motives that led to the Greek Revolution of 1821, the help that American Philhellenes offered and the similarities that both sides observed as well as the mutual respect that there was between the Americans and the Greeks of the time. Information from various historical books as well as letters and articles were included and studied. An important purpose of this thesis was to analyze the deeper motives of the American aid, the American public's opinion and lastly official and unofficial Americans' documents which had as a purpose to promote Philhellenism to the United States of America. Another significant aspect was the creation of the Greek 'national myth' and 'the Hellenization of the Greeks' which contributed to the invention of the Greek nation and the perception of the Greeks as 'the new Israel', 'the chosen people' thanks to their glorious past and the fact that they were the descendants of ancient Greeks. Finally, we come to the conclusion that official 'neutral' American support was not what was expected by the Greeks but also by the American Philhellenes.


340. Name: TSAKIRI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 4/12/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα “Altamira, un legado del palaiolitico espanol” των Αντόνια Μαρία Μουνιόθ & Χοσέ Αντόνιο Μολέρο από το τεύχος 77 (Ιούλιος – Σεπτέμβριος 2012) του περιοδικού GIBRALFARO, που εκδίδεται από την Παιδαγωγική Σχολή του Παν. Μάλαγα
Supervisor: Paleologos Konstantinos


341. Name: FILIPIDOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 25/11/2014
Dissertation title: Εξερευνώντας το ελληνόφωνο μεταφρασεολογικό τοπίο με οδηγό τον χάρτη του Holmes: μια βιβλιογραφική βάση δεδομένων
Dissertation title: Exploring the Translation Studies field in the Greek-speaking word with the guidance of Holmes’ map: a bibliographic database
Supervisor: GRAMENNIDIS SIMEON
Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL

The aim of this thesis is to trace the reflections upon Translation Studies in the Greek-speaking territory not only through the existing studies on translation history, but also through the collection and recording of the research activity produced either in Greek or another language in Greece and Cyprus from the mid-1900’s until recently by translation scholars who are actively involved in the Greek-speaking territory. This research was based upon the existing study by Grammenidis and Floros with regard to the research trends and epistemological characteristics of the Greek Translation Studies (Grammenidis and Floros, 2013). We were guided through this quest by the so-called Holmes’ map, a pioneering attempt of the American theorist James S. Holmes to achieve unity regarding a commonly accepted name for the emerging at the time field of Translation Studies and a wide consensus with reference to its purpose and structure. The research is framed by a bibliographic database, the extracted data of which allow us to define the distinctive characteristics of the Greek Translation Studies. We are ultimately aiming at placing the bibliographic database at the disposal of the wider scientific community in the hope that future research on the field of Translation Studies could benefit from it.


342. Name: CHATZIPAPATHEODORIDIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 24/11/2014
Dissertation title: From Homophobia to Phobophilia: Poetics of Camp in Southern Gothic Literature
Dissertation title: Από την Ομοφοβία στην Φοβοφιλία: Η Ποιητική του Εξεζητημένου στη Γοτθική Λογοτεχνία του Αμερικανικού Νότου
Supervisor: Theodosiadou Georgia

The Gothic subgenre has always been conceived parallel to theories on the queer identity. In its essence, “queer” incorporates the identity of sexual non-normative groups that blur the lines of clear-cut established genders. Paired with the Gothic subject matter, “queer” is provided a whole new ground in which engendered reality is completely transcended. The roots of American Gothic are traced in the dark romanticism of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner. The latter, however, proved to be a source of inspiration for the birth of the Southern Gothic sub-subgenre, with an array of writers, such as Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, flourishing under his haunting shadow. For the southern writers, the Gothic was incarnated through queer figures and characters of sexual unconventionality whose eerie disposition rendered them objects of fear, abhorrence, but most of all, confusing mystification. Thus, the southern gothic queer has been forced to exist in banishment, oscillating on the borderline between phobia and desire. My paper investigates this interstice of phobia and desire with the valuable aid of Camp sensibility as proposed by Susan Sontag and politicized by post-Sontag critics, according to which the queer individual performs a parody of the gendered self with an ultimate purpose to mock and destabilize heteronormative power grids. Based on that, I engage in discourse analysis of the four following novels: Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding, Truman Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Poppy Z. Brite’s The Crow: The Lazarus Heart. All four works function drastically as politically charged tools against the ideological inconsistencies sustained by the American South. Coming out of the closet/coffin, the southern gothic queer, in an effort to tackle the patriarchy of the South, energizes its performance of gender with grotesque parody, hence instilling the writers’ an exaggerated and explicit, but, at the same time, necessary need to audibly condemn the injustices made against the sexual outcasts. At this point, phobophilia is this overindulgence into Gothicism that allows the writers to slam homophobia.


343. Name: PATOYCHA ANNA
Graduation date: 14/11/2014
Dissertation title: The Vision of an Egalitarian Society within Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Utopian Novels: Moving the Mountain, Herland, and With Her In Ourland
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


344. Name: KOFINA CHRYSA
Graduation date: 16/10/2014
Dissertation title: Η οπτικότητα του λόγου στο ποιητικό έργο του Vassily Kamensky και του e. e. Cummings
Dissertation title: The visuality of speech in poetry of Vassily Kamensky and E.E. Cummings
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI

The aim of the present study was the comparative study of Russian and American visual poetic writing of the 20th century through the work of two poets and painters, the Russian futurist Vassily Kamensky and the American E.E. Cummings, who have used in their writing elements that traditionally belonged to painting. First we presented the theoretical framework of visuality of poetry. Then, once we investigated the techniques and tools used by each poet and the targeting posed by these projects, and taking into account the historical and political background of the time, as known in both countries and affecting their artistic creation, we tried to interpret the external similarity of the poems in relation to the ideological and spatial distance. At the same time, we have tried to promote a broader dialogue between different artistic styles (Italian Futurism / Dada) from different European cultural influence outbreaks. Regarding primary sources examined, we focused on «typographic» and «ferroconcrete» poems by Kamensky from the collection «Tango with cows», which presents the highest visual interest. Respectively from the poetry of E.E. Cummings we used representative poems of his poetic project based on the visual innovations and their contribution to the comparative presentation of the two poets.


345. Name: DELIKONSTANTINIDOU AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 10/10/2014
Dissertation title: Questing for 21st Century ??? In the Realm of the Greek Magic Myth: Dramatic Mythic(al) Revisions by Cherrie Moraga, Luis Alfaro, and Caridad Svich
Dissertation title: Αναζητώντας τη mestizaje του 21ου αιώνα στη χώρα του Ελληνικού τραγικού μύθου: Δραματικές μυθικές διασκευές από την Cherrie Moraga, τον Luis Alfaro, και την Caridad Svich.
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas

With their intellectual and imaginational quivers filled with myths, legends, and lore drawn from a number of distinct and diverse cultural traditions, Cherrie Moraga, Luis Alfaro, and Caridad Svich have been theatrically aiming at a post-millennium world haunted by inherited unresolved conflicts. The three playwrights found in the ancient Greek tradition an inexhaustible fountain of such mythical material from which they drew in crafting a number of theatrical plays over the last decade, among which the three most representative are Moraga’s The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea (2002), Alfaro’s Electricidad (2003), and Svich’s Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On The Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable) (2004). Their dramatic mythic(al) revisions (cor)respond to panhuman, transhistorical questions as well as to questions related to the specific, (multi)cultural backgrounds of the artists themselves; they reverberate with pathos, mythical significance, and thoughtful political commitment, but also reflect an attempt to take Latin American theatre a step further towards twentieth-first century specificities, challenges, and problematics. All three artists negotiate and recontextualize the ancient Greek tragic myths in ways that contribute to contemporary discourses concerning the creation of and experimentation with new sensibilities, new subject-positions, new mestizo/a subjectivities within the emergent world order; an order resonating with old and new mythologies of identity and difference, of insiders and outsiders. Interestingly, both the need of affirming the individual subject—however conflicted, fragmented, dispersed, or nomadic that subject might be—and the imperative of belonging to a collectivity can be found inscribed in their work. The very existence of these two “poles” brings forth a productive tension—a tension that can be also traced in the work of ancient Greek tragedians. The goal of the present study is to examine the ways in which the three dramatists have approached ancient Greek tragic myths in light of their own underlying and enduring commitments; foregrounded their (ideological) fractures and/or caused fractures of their own in them; and, ultimately, tapped into these fractures so as to bring the audience to a headlong confrontation with unsettled issues that linger from the ancient past until the present and are as familiar to the contemporary Latinos/a as they were to the ancient Greeks. This kind of confrontation could possibly inspire a renewed sense of accountability in contemporary audiences: the urgent need to engage with these issues in an active, politically informed, and effectively committed manner.


346. Name: MANIKA CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 1/10/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου Ευρωπαϊκός Σεξουαλικός Εθνικισμός: Η πολιτισμικοποίηση της υπηκοότητας και η σεξουαλική πολιτική της ενσωμάτωσης και του αποκλεισμού
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text: European sexual nationalisms: the culturization of citizenship and the sexual politics of Belonging and Exclusion
Supervisor: Kourouni Kyriaki
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


347. Name: SAVIDOU GEORGIA
Graduation date: 1/10/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του άρθρου «Cos’ e’ la LAM?» από την ιστοσελίδα της ιταλικής ένωσης Λεμφαγγειολειομυομάτωσης
Supervisor: Kassapi Eleni
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


348. Name: PONOMARYOVA LYUDMYLA
Graduation date: 30/9/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly-diagnosed
Supervisor: Stergiopoulou Eleni
Languages: EN>EL, RU>EL


349. Name: KOSTOPOULOS STELIOS
Graduation date: 24/9/2014

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


350. Name: ARNAOUTI EFTHIMIA
Graduation date: 25/7/2014
Dissertation title: Η λογοτεχνική απεικόνιση στης έμφυλης υποκειμενικότητας: Επικίνδυνες Σχέσεις του Choderlso de Laclos, Κουαρτέτο του Heiner Muller και True Love του Άρη Μαραγκόπουλου
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


351. Name: DIMITRIADOU MARIA
Graduation date: 1/7/2014
Dissertation title: (Re)Imagining the (Neo)Victorian Spinster: Gothic, Sensationalist and Melodramatic Reflections of Miss Havisham
Dissertation title: (Aνα)Διαμορφώνοντας την (Νέο)Βικτωριανή Γεροντοκορη: Γκόθικ, Αισθησιοκρατικές και Μελοδραματικές Απεικονήσεις της Μις Χάβισαμ.
Supervisor: Kitsi-Mitakou Katerina

This project explores the representation of Miss Havisham in Dickens’s Great Expectations and in cinematic adaptations of the 20th and 21st century through the gothic, sensationalist and melodramatic artistic modes. I will examine how the Victorian spinster is imagined by Dickens in the novel and how it was shaped by earlier writings. Moving on to Dickensian cinematic afterlives, I will explore how this image in transformed in films that reflect contemporary popular culture and our own perception of the Victorians. I refer to David Lean’s classic masterpiece Great Expectations (1946) as a brilliant example for all films that follow and I adopt a postmodern and neo-Victorian approach to examine the most recent adaptations: Brian Kirk’s Great Expectations (2011) and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations (2012); however, my interest in contemporary representations of grotesque jilted brides does not stop at films based on Dickens’s novel. I consider animation equally important and therefore I will also refer to Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005) as another film that reflects on Miss Havisham in a dark and humorous way.


352. Name: KAPLATZI MARIANNA
Graduation date: 20/6/2014
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τη γαλλική προς την ελληνική γλώσσα του άρθρου "Psyche animee par le baiser de I' Amour a la Louvre, από την εκπαιδευτική ενότητα του Μουσείου του Λούβρου
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


353. Name: ANGELIDOU KYRIAKI
Graduation date: 16/5/2014
Dissertation title: The Invention of Children's Literature: The Case of the Mischievous Roald Dahl
Dissertation title: Η Εφεύρεση της Παιδικής Λογοτεχνίας: Η Περίπτωση του Άτακτου Ρόαλντ Νταλ
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin

Children’s Literature is often an area of literature that is ignored, overlooked and, in some cases, not even considered a part of the literary canon. The first aim of this thesis was to present the way the notion of childhood that is still dominant today, was actually invented and did not always exist. Furthermore, I examined the emergence of a literature for children coinciding with the invention of “childhood” and studied the various definitions of Children’s Literature. The second part of this thesis looked into the idea that Children’s Literature must revolve around certain themes and subjects in order not to negatively influence the child reader or “corrupt” him/her. This idea was examined in connection with Psychoanalysis, and more specifically the ideas of Sigmund Freud and Bruno Bettelheim, to show to what extent literature may have an effect on children. Finally, the thesis focused on the works of popular children’s book author, Roald Dahl, whose books are often considered subversive and inappropriate for children since he did not always conform to some people’s expectations of suitable reading material for children.


354. Name: GEORGALIOU AFRODITI
Graduation date: 16/5/2014
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνικός και μουσικός Ρομαντισμός: Ο Φάουστ και ο Βέρθερος στο λιμπρέτο της όπερας
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA


355. Name: BARMPAGEORGOPOYLOU STAVROYLA
Graduation date: 3/4/2014
Dissertation title: Investigating Teachers' and Learners' Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism: A Case Study
Dissertation title: Ερευνώντας τις στάσεις και αντιλήψεις εκπαιδευτικών και μαθητών απέναντι στην πολυπολιτισμικότητα: Μελέτη περίπτωσης
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria

The aim of the present study was to investigate the perceptions that Greek teachers of English and primary school learners hold regarding the extent to which the material taught in English as a Foreign Language incorporated a multicultural perspective. Furthermore, what was explored was the way in which the participants viewed the cultural dimension within the school curriculum as a contributing factor that defined the attitudes and perceptions that teachers and learners displayed towards cultural diversity. A questionnaire was administered to both learners and teachers in an attempt to gain insight into the perceptions of both parties involved in the learning process. 30 Greek state primary school teachers of English as a Foreign Language and 70 learners, 36 5th grade and 34 6th grade learners from a State Primary school of Thessaloniki, Greece participated in the study. The results revealed the negative views that the teachers hold about the multicultural dimension of the coursebooks, while the learners expressed more positive opinions. Both groups, however, seemed to agree on the need for a multicultural curriculum that could cater for the needs of all learners, regardless of their ethnic and cultural background. A multicultural curriculum should, according to the participants, involve learners in a process that includes a wide range of cultures so as to offer opportunities to learners to engage in tasks that not only inform them about cultural diversity but also show them how to appreciate differences. The findings of the study emphasize the need for alterations in the school curriculum in order to conform to the changes in the Greek educational context.


356. Name: KATSANIDI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 31/3/2014
Dissertation title: The acquisition of Greek vowels by pre-school and primary school children
Dissertation title: Η απόκτηση των φωνηέντων της Ελληνικής από παιδιά προσχολικής και σχολικής ηλικίας.
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina

The subject of vowel duration has been the focus of numerous studies in the field of phonetics and phonology, often examined with regard to effects of the immediate consonantal environment and stress. The present study adopts a developmental view of the effect consonantal voicing and stress have on vowel duration, as well as vowel duration as a function of position, word length and type of speech material, based on an analysis of both adult and child speech. The experiment described in the present paper was conducted using data collected from recordings of one hundred native speakers (aged 3 to 12 and adults) of Modern Greek which were examined in terms of the effect of postvocalic voicing, stress, and age. The results of the experiment showed that /o/ is the longest in duration vowel, and /i/ the shortest, while the average duration of vowels seems to be longer for younger children, decreasing alongside with age, with adults producing the shortest vowels. As for the effects of following consonantal voicing and stress, it was observed that they both lead to lengthening of all vowels, in all age groups. Concerning the effect of word length, it was found that vowels in bisyllabic are considerably longer than those in trisyllabic words. Moreover, the analysis of the data showed that unstressed vowels in pretonical position tend to be longer than those following a stressed syllable, and, finally, that vowels are overall longer when produced in carrier phrase than in spontaneous speech, although especially for younger children this was not the case. The results of the present study confirm for the most part previous findings on the effect of consonantal voicing, stress, word length, and age on vowel duration, but offer new insights concerning the age at which children are considered to have reached complete mastery of their native language’s vowel system.


357. Name: LIONTOU AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 10/2/2014
Dissertation title: Making Humans/Making Empires: Technologically Created Bodies as a Metaphor for Racialised Bodies in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) and Kazus Ishiguro's Never Let me Go (2005)
Supervisor: Schoina Maria


358. Name: VOUTSA VARVARA
Graduation date: 7/2/2014
Dissertation title: Overcoming Trauma and Guilt through Narrative in Ian McEwan's Atonement: Novel versus Film
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


359. Name: POZOUKIDIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 4/2/2014
Dissertation title: Utopic/Dystopic Narratives and the Fantasy of Copernicization in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
Supervisor: Schoina Maria


360. Name: KAMPATSIKA KALLIOPI
Graduation date: 31/1/2014
Dissertation title: The Disruption of Stereotypical Prejudices, Ideological Mechanisms and Cultural Conventions by the Early Twentieth Century African American Women Playwrights
Dissertation title: Η κατάρριψη των στερεοτυπικών προκαταλήψεων, ιδεολογικών μηχανισμών και πολιτιστικών συμβάσεων από τις Αφροαμερικανίδες θεατρικούς συγγραφείς των αρχών του εικοστού αιώνα.
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi

The aim of the present thesis was to explore the largely neglected early twentieth century plays of African American women playwrights. The objective was to pore over the work of four of the most prolific early African American women playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance (Angelina Weld Grimke, Shirley Graham, May Miller, Myrtle Smith Livingston) and bring their unique plays from oblivion to the foreground. Their central thematic axis is the disruption of the stereotypical prejudices, ideological mechanisms, cultural conventions and gender-based constraints that the white male-dominated society contrives and uses in order to serve its interests and keep African Americans in a subordinate position. Their plays challenge the prevailing racist views on African Americans that white patriarchy perpetuates and they expose all the constructed myths which contribute to the debasement and dehumanization of the entire black race. By defying the stereotypical prejudices against African Americans, these African American women playwrights succeed in portraying realistic images of African Americans, dramatizing African American life as it is and consequently they enrich our understanding of African American culture. Their work is unique because they offer a feminine perspective to the plight of African Americans. They portray African American women’s reality and explore the effects of white dominion on female psyche. In this way, they give voice to black women’s feelings before a wide audience and reveal the real essence of African American life. Finally, their plays are important contributions to both African American theatre and American theatre in general.


361. Name: KATSANIDI THEODORA
Graduation date: 31/1/2014
Dissertation title: Wh-Movement: The Case of Greek Learners of English
Dissertation title: Μετακίνηση WH-φράσης: Η Περίπτωση των Ελλήνων Μαθητών που Διδάσκονται την Αγγλική.
Supervisor: Tsangalidis Anastasios

The present study analyses the way in which wh- movement is realised in English and Greek interrogative sentences. Furthermore, the results of a study are reported, showing what Greek young learners of English as a foreign language have mastered regarding wh- movement and whether their native language inhibits or promotes learning at the specific area of syntax. The participants in the study were fifty students of a primary school in Greece. The results revealed that the major components of wh- movement in English are learnt by Greek learners and the majority of mistakes made were related to inflection. Influence from the Greek language was only observed as far as word order is concerned, while in most cases it did not seem to inhibit the learning of wh-movement in English.


362. Name: PATSIATZI ELENI ELISABETH
Graduation date: 24/1/2014
Dissertation title: «Graphic Frankenstein»
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA


363. Name: SOULIOTI ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 24/1/2014
Dissertation title: Η απεικόνιση της Ελλάδας ως γυναίκα σε ποιήματα και ζωγραφικούς πίνακες φιλελλήνων δημιουργών
Supervisor: SCHOINA MARIA


364. Name: TSALIS VASILIOS
Graduation date: 24/1/2014
Dissertation title: Ο νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός και η διαμόρφωση της εθνικής ταυτότητας
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


365. Name: ZAPRA ELENI
Graduation date: 22/1/2014
Dissertation title: Women and Madness in American Theatre
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi


366. Name: XARGIA MARIA
Graduation date: 13/1/2014
Dissertation title: Greek teenagers' argument construction in written English: a contrastive rhetoric study of argumentative writing
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


367. Name: ZAFIRIDI MIRTO-LIDA
Graduation date: 9/12/2013
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου «Μπαίνοντας στο εκπαιδευτικό αρκέιντ»
Dissertation title: Annotated translation of the text “Entering the education arcade”
Supervisor: Kourouni Kiriaki
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


368. Name: POURNARA ELISAVET
Graduation date: 29/11/2013
Dissertation title: Frankenstein's Palimpsest: Cases of Media Specific Analysis in Mary Shelley's 1816-17 Draft of Frankenstein and Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl
Dissertation title: Το Παλίμψηστο του Frankenstein: Μιντιακές Προσεγγίσεις στο 1816-17 Draft of Frankenstein της Mary Shelley και στο Patchwork Girl της Shelley Jackson
Supervisor: Schoina Maria

The present thesis aims at highlighting the fabrication of a multi-layering effect Frankenstein’s rewritings and adaptations have created, and in which a variety of media interact and converge with each other: Frankenstein’s palimpsest. This project constitutes an attempt to focus on the media that invite a different appreciation and understanding of textuality in this palimpsest, namely the handwritten manuscript and the electronic hypertext. In the first chapter, attention will be paid to Mary Shelley’s handwritten manuscript, 1816-17 Draft of Frankenstein, while in the second chapter, emphasis is placed on Shelley Jackson’s hypertext novel, Patchwork Girl (1995).


369. Name: KOKKALIARI AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 28/11/2013
Dissertation title: The Language of Expert and Lay Witness Testimonies in the State of Florida vs Casey Marie Anthony: a Corpus-based Analysis
Dissertation title: Η γλώσσα των καταθέσεων των πραγματογνωμόνων και των απλών μαρτύρων στη δίκη της Πολιτείας της Φλόριντα κατά της Casey Marie Anthony: Μία ανάλυση που βασίζεται σε σώματα κειμένων.
Supervisor: Koutoupi-Kiti Elisavet

This paper examines eight testimonies, in whole or in part, of four lay and four expert witnesses, both male and female, who testified in the Casey Anthony trial from May to July 2011. The aim of this paper is to search the witnesses’ testimonies for the presence of linguistic features, such as hedges, intensifiers and politeness markers that have been considered to be characteristic of “women’s language” (Lakoff, 1975) or “powerless speech” (O’Barr and Atkins, 1980) and to perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data in order to determine whether the use of those linguistic features is governed by gender or power and to examine the different functions performed by the linguistic features under examination. The findings of the study corroborate O’Barr and Atkins’ (1980) suggestion that expert witnesses use fewer “powerless” features than lay witnesses, and contradict Lakoff’s (1975) proposal that these features are more frequent in women’s speech than in men’s speech. However, contrary to what O’Barr and Atkins (1980) have found, our results do not indicate that among witnesses of equal status, women use more powerless features compared to men. Nonetheless, from a qualitative perspective, the very powerlessness of the “powerless” features is challenged, in the light of the different functions performed by these features.


370. Name: RAKHUBA ANASTASIYA
Graduation date: 26/11/2013
Dissertation title: The Belarusian Learner Corpus of English: current status and Future directions
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


371. Name: SEITANIDI ELENI
Graduation date: 18/11/2013
Dissertation title: A corpus-based analysis of the lexis and phraseology of Management articles: A comparison to the "Academic wordlist" and the "General Service List"
Dissertation title: Λεξιλογική και φρασεολογική ανάλυση των άρθρων Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων βασισμένη σε σώμα κειμένων: σύγκριση με την Λίστα Ακαδημαϊκών Λέξεων και την Λίστα Λέξεων Γενικής Χρήσης.
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

The aim of the present paper is to discover the five hundred (500) most frequent lexical items used in academic Management articles, as well as to examine the patterns and collocations in which they are found. The eventual goal of the study is a comparison of our findings with the “Academic Word List” (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000), which has been proposed as a list of the most frequent lexical items used in written academic texts of various disciplines, as well as with the “General Service List” (GSL) (West, 1953), which contains the two thousand English word families which are believed to be of importance for general purposes. In order to examine the lexis and phraseology used in the discipline of Management, we compiled a 199.596-word corpus comprising twenty Management articles, which originate in four different journals. The list of the most frequent lexical items of Management articles indicates the lexis and phraseology which are meant to assist non-native speakers of English in studying Management at an English-speaking university. Emphasis is given to polysemy, which was found to play an important role in the development of technical vocabulary. Finally, the current paper proposes three categories of polysemous lexical items and concludes with the implications of the current study for teaching.


372. Name: OUZOYNOGLOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 5/11/2013
Dissertation title: Fashion Glamor and Mass-Mediated Reality: Bret Easton Ellis's Glamorama (1998) and Jay McInverney's Model Behaviour (1998)
Dissertation title: Η Λάμψη της Μόδας και η Μιντιακή Πραγματικότητα στο Μυθιστόρημα του Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama (1998) και του Jay McInerney, Model Behaviour (1998).
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani

Αγγλική Περίληψη The present thesis aims to comment on the influence exerted on human identity by the large entertainment industries in the U.S. in the 1990s leading to the emergence of a consumerist-driven behavior as evidenced in Bret Easton Ellis’s Glamorama (1998) and Jay McInerney’s Model Behaviour (1998). In particular, in these two novels emphasis is placed on the behavior and attitude of the youth of the time as this is formulated by the images mass media construct. Attention is paid to the role advertisement plays as a means of reproduction of reality and doubting of truth. In addition, this thesis focuses on the reliance of the fashion industry on the promotion and construction of an illusive sense of self-fulfillment via the projection of the models’ fake appearance. Moreover, what is examined here is the constructedness of the public image which leads to the questioning of human identity, and quite often to its own destruction, as well as to the commercialization of any sense of «morality».


373. Name: POLITIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 5/11/2013
Dissertation title: Exploring Racial Identity in Digital Narratives: Erik Loyer's Chroma (2001) and Joyce R. Walker's Textural Textuality: A Personal Exploration of Critical Race Theory (2002)
Dissertation title: Η Διερεύνηση της Φυλετικής Ταυτότητας σε Ψηφιακές Αφηγήσεις: Το Παράδειγμα του Erik Loyer Chroma (2001) και της Joyce R. Walker Textural Textuality: A Personal Exploration Of Critical Race Theory (200
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani

The emergence of new literary media in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries has brought to the fore new means of expression and argumentation as regards issues pertaining to race, experience and self-identification. Through the use of new media, writers and readers have acquired new tools now. What the present thesis highlights is that the color divide of the past has now become the digital divide of the present, and the racial identity ascribed by society is now ascribed by those who control the media. Thus, the aim of this thesis is to examine how African-American identity and experience are documented in electronic literary texts produced in the early 2000s. In this project, special attention is paid to the digital construction of racial identity as well as to the use of the multilayered hypertext narrative for emphasis to be placed on the multiple perceptions of racial identity in the U.S. The first Chapter focuses on Erik Loyer’s text Chroma (2001) and argues that despite the new possibilities new media offer, racial identity is still being defined by those in power. Through the users’ immersion into the “mnemonos” cyberworld and the use of various electronic literature tools, it becomes evident that people can construct their identity the same way an author builds a character or an actor puts on an act. This is achieved through the use of avatars as masks that users employ so as to conceal their true identity. The second Chapter explores the power relations that emerge from multiple race experiences in the U.S. presented through the multilayered hypertext narration of Joyce R. Walker’s Textural Textuality: A Personal Exploration of Critical Race Theory (2002). Through a juxtaposition of perspectives with regard to racial experience, the complexity of racial identity and experience is brought to the surface and is correlated to the structure of Walker’s hypertext. This correlation reveals the multiple perspectives digital environments can offer regarding such issues that are complex and multifaceted. The readers are exposed to new forms of literary writing in an attempt to view race, racism and racial experience under a new scope. Some of the key terms one may encounter throughout this thesis are electronic textuality and narration, hypertext, linearity and navigation, juxtaposition, reality and virtual reality, racial representation and digital divide, racial identity and racial experience.


374. Name: KIPOUROY IOANNA
Graduation date: 30/10/2013
Dissertation title: Black Masculinity as Otherness: Invisibility and Citizenship in Blackface Minstrelsy, Herman Melville, Ralph Ellison, and Norman Mailer
Dissertation title: Mαύρη Aρρενωπότητα ως Eτερότητα στην Αμερικάνικη Λογοτεχνία: Αορατότητα και Ιθαγένεια στα έργα των Χέρμαν Μέλβιλ, Ραλφ Ελλισον, και Νόρμαν Μέιλερ
Supervisor: Theodosiadou Georgia

This thesis is a study of black masculinity as “otherness” in American literature. Through a detailed analysis of both black and white male-authored texts from the nineteenth to the contemporary moment, I explore black masculinity and the black “other” via applying the iconicity of black masculinity to the realm of literature and deconstructing the myths of racial discrimination, sexuality, social stratification, and cultural representation. My study starts with a critical overview of the homosocial-homoerotic representations black masculinity in blackface minstrelsy and an analysis of the social imperfections and the discrepancies of white hegemony through decoding Herman Melville’s representation of blackness and the mechanics of the institution of slavery in Moby-Dick and “Benito Cereno.” I also analyze the problematics of modern black citizenry and the paradox of invisible blackness in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and hipness patterns as part of the American popular culture in Norman Mailer’s “The White Negro.” In each case, the texts are firmly placed in the specific historical, social, cultural and political context in which they were produced and consumed as defining “the other” in American literature is based on the slipperiness of identity politics and cultural politics. I delineate the ways in which these texts and their subtexts are engaged in a dialogical process with each other and with the American literary canon. All in all, this study shows how black and white male American writers have challenged the mainstream definition of this African-American resource, blackness through exploring racial politics and the images of black masculinity, the cultural construction of hipness, and the literary imitation of musicality and racial identity as invisibility.


375. Name: MPOTELI-DELLIOU STEFANIA
Graduation date: 18/10/2013
Dissertation title: Η παιδεία των γυναικών, 17ος-18ος αιώνας
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


376. Name: ALOGARIASTOY EFROSINI
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL


377. Name: KARAVALTSIOU MARIA
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


378. Name: KONTA ELENI
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL


379. Name: MOUKAS PANAGIOTIS
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


380. Name: PAPAKOSTAS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


381. Name: TSAIMANAKI POLIXENI
Graduation date: 30/9/2013

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


382. Name: VIKA KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 25/9/2013
Dissertation title: Το φαινόμενο της μεταφοράς στα έργα του Tennessee Williams
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


383. Name: SFITI NIKOLETA
Graduation date: 12/9/2013
Dissertation title: "Masculinity and Commodity Culture in the British Hooligan Film Center"
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


384. Name: KOYTLA DIMITRA
Graduation date: 19/8/2013
Dissertation title: Poets, Planters and Shepherds: Edmund Spencer and the borders of Civility
Dissertation title: Ποιητές, έποικοι και ποιμένες: ο Έντμουντ Σπένσερ και τα σύνορα της πολιτισμικής ταυτότητας
Supervisor: Krontiri Tina

My dissertation examines the cultural and geographical construction and definition of civility in the milieu of 16th century Ireland, through the work of poet and colonial officer Edmund Spenser. One of the main purposes of my thesis is to establish that Spenser understands cultural identity and civility as an externally constructed fiction, in need of constant control. Spenser employs a variety of stock images of Irish barbarity and a teleological model of history to justify the Tudor reconquest of Ireland and the use of coercion and violence on the Gaelic Irish population. As I argue, Spenser claims that the native Irish culture is what hinders the successful subjugation and Anglicization of the island, and thus calls for the cultural annihilation of the Irish. Through an analysis of his political pamphlet A View on the Present State of Ireland and certain passages from his epic of empire The Faerie Queene, I argue that Spenser textually constructs Irish incivility in order to justify the harsh measures he proposes for the thorough colonization of Ireland. Furthermore, Spenser states that colonization can be effected only through a combination of a military campaign, re-ordering the Irish space, introducing the English model of agrarian development, taming the Irish wilderness and controlling the movement of the native population.


385. Name: ILIADOU ANTONIA
Graduation date: 2/7/2013
Dissertation title: Humanity Square One: From William Golding's Lord of the Fliesto ABC's Lost
Dissertation title: Ανθρώπινη φύση από την αρχή: Από τον «Άρχοντα των Μυγών» του Γουίλιαμ Γκόλντινγκ στο «Οι Αγνοούμενοι» του ABC.
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda

This project focuses on William Golding's Lord of the Flies and ABC's LOST. The goal is to examine these texts, both separately and in conjunction, in order to examine their approach on human nature, as well as the need to re-establish our connection with other people and, ultimately, with ourselves. Moreover, the texts are contextualized in their respective socio-political frameworks and therefore they are regarded as pieces that address the world around them and comment on it. Finally, the effect of the above texts on their readers and viewers and their popularity with the American audience is an integral part of the paper. The answer that this paper aspires to propose is that the scenario of the lost castaways, marooned in a secluded, isolated place, trying to work together in order to survive, is favored by the American audience since it functions as a projection of their own need to confront their fears and reconnect with everyone around them in order to make a step forward and evolve. The first and second chapter of this paper concentrates on William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and ABC's "LOST", respectively. In a similar pattern, my goal is to examine the texts, first by placing them in the relevant historical framework, and then through the analysis of their approach on the position of Evil in the human psyche as well as of the construction of the characters. Since humanity is the subject under examination, I will start from the argument that in both texts Evil is viewed as an essential human trait, something that comes from within the human soul and it is inseparable from human nature. Moreover, the issues of togetherness and cooperation are going to be stressed, as in both texts there is the conviction that people need to work together, in order to fight Evil and survive. In the third and final chapter, the attention shifts towards the examination of the two texts in conjunction in order to trace the evolution of the island narrative. More specifically, this chapter argues that Golding's novel and ABC's hit TV show revisit and transform the frequently used desert island scenario as a means of exploring human relationships. In this respect, both texts examine interpersonal relationships and group dynamics in the context of a new world order. In the end, it is hoped that Lord of the Flies and LOST can be viewed as texts that present the audience with a thorough examination of human nature, while at the same time they provide a commentary on their respective socio-political environment.


386. Name: SARCHOSI ELENI
Graduation date: 26/6/2013
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα γαλλικά προς τα ελληνικά με τίτλο "Et si Grece quittait la wone euro"
Supervisor: Dimitroulia Xanthippi
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


387. Name: RALLI ATHINA
Graduation date: 21/6/2013
Dissertation title: Θέματα στην Ευρυδίκη του Anouihl
Supervisor: EXARCHOU KALLIOPI


388. Name: IOANNOU DAFNI
Graduation date: 11/6/2013
Dissertation title: Red Riding Hood – η Κοκκινοσκουφίτσα και οι λύκοι, όπως δίδεται από την Angela Carter
Supervisor: VARA MARIA


389. Name: KATSIKA EKATERINI
Graduation date: 7/6/2013
Dissertation title: Το παραμύθι ως όχημα της νεωτερικότητας: Συγκριτική μελέτη παραμυθιών του Charles Perrault και της Angela Carter
Supervisor: VARA MARIA


390. Name: PRIFTITSI CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 27/5/2013
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση "Literarische Ubersetzung: Gesichte - Theorie - Kulturelle Wirkung von Jorg Albrecht
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


391. Name: GRAMMATIKOPOYLOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 21/5/2013
Dissertation title: Materials Development for the CLIL Primary Classroom: Communicative Tasks Revolving Aroundthe Teaching of Geography in English
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


392. Name: KOKLA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 21/5/2013
Dissertation title: Dora the Explorer: A TV character or a Preschoolers' foreign language teacher?
Supervisor: Alexiou Thomai


393. Name: TZAIKOU ELENI
Graduation date: 21/5/2013
Dissertation title: Beliefs and strategy use in the learning of Spanish on a Third or Additional language by Greek adult learners from a cross-linguistic perspective
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


394. Name: MONA GEORGIA
Graduation date: 9/4/2013
Dissertation title: Η διαδικασία επιχώριας προσαρμογής του προγράμματος Omega T+: η οπτική του μεταφραστή
Dissertation title: The process of localizing Omega T+ into greek: a translator’s perspective
Supervisor: KANELLIADOU POLIXENI
Languages: EN > EL, IT > EL

“Localization”, as a term, appears quite frequently in the field of translational studies in the past few years. This is one amongst the reasons that the term has been translated in so many ways into Greek. It is used to describe the process of translation as well as customization of a product in such way that will result in a seamless integration in the target market. On the current thesis, we shall assume the perspective of an inexperienced translator who takes on a localization project. The research will take us through the steps iterated, the problems that had to be dealt with and will investigate whether Google Translate and Systran, two of the most popular free online translation tools, will be able to help in the automation.


395. Name: RIGOPOULOU CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 26/3/2013
Dissertation title: Θεσσαλονίκη: Λευκός Πύργος ή ΠΑΟΚ;
Supervisor: BOKLUND-ΛΑΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΡΙΝ


396. Name: GIANNOULIDOU THEODORA
Graduation date: 4/3/2013
Dissertation title: "Gender and Horror in Daren Aronofsky's Black Swan"
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


397. Name: KYRIAZI MEROPI
Graduation date: 1/3/2013
Dissertation title: Using electropalatography to investigate speech production of a hearing impaired adult with cochlear implantation: a case study
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina


398. Name: PONTIKAS GIORGOS
Graduation date: 27/2/2013
Dissertation title: Specific Language Impairment and Bilingualism: Evidence from Direct Object Clitics in L1 and L2 Greek
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


399. Name: MEGALOGENI ILEANA
Graduation date: 26/2/2013
Dissertation title: The impact of Interactive Whiteboard on Young Learners L2 Vocabulary Acquisition
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


400. Name: OSANLI DIMITRA
Graduation date: 26/2/2013
Dissertation title: Explicit vs Implicit vocabulary instruction: A comparable study in a Greek EFL primary class
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


401. Name: GKEKA AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 25/2/2013
Dissertation title: Two Rivers Within Me Flow: Identity Formation and Development Among Biracial Individuals
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


402. Name: KOUVALAKI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 20/2/2013
Dissertation title: Second Language Acquisition of Greek clitics and determiners: A cross-sectional study of endstate L1 Russian-L2 speakers
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


403. Name: ANTONIADOU DESPOINA
Graduation date: 1/2/2013
Dissertation title: Bringing Cognitive Linguistics theory on stage. Implications for second language acquisition and teaching
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


404. Name: MAKSIMOVIC TATJANA
Graduation date: 1/2/2013
Dissertation title: Participles: Their Conceptualization, Expression and Function
Dissertation title: Μετοχές: η νόηση, έκφραση και η λειτουργία τους
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki

The aim of the present thesis is the study of the various aspects of participles. The way the participles function is examined through traditional accounts and under the lenses of the Cognitive Grammar. The characteristics of the various participles, both Past and Present ones, and from a variety of languages, have as a purpose to highlight some general characteristics of the way the participles function. The present thesis did not make a differentiation between the diachronic and synchronic level of study, rather it touched upon issues like grammaticalisation and change of the way the participles function and their place in the language structure. The general conclusion that can be drawn regarding the multifunctionality of the participles stems from the Cognitive Grammar, as the polysemy of the participial suffix contributes to its multifunctionality in the speech and allows the different meanings to arise as a result of profiling.


405. Name: KONTOPOYLOU KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 31/1/2013
Dissertation title: Baudrillard's 'The Spirit of Terrorism': Baudrillard, America and the Media
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi


406. Name: KALATHA DESPOINA
Graduation date: 28/1/2013
Dissertation title: The Oriental Woman in Byron's The Giaour, The Corsair, The Bride of Abydos and Lara: Empowerment or Misogyny?
Supervisor: Schoina Maria


407. Name: TOPA CHARIKLEIA
Graduation date: 17/1/2013
Dissertation title: Violence and Otherness in David Mamet's Edmond, Sam Shepard's God of Hell and David Fincher's Fight Club
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi


408. Name: IOANNIDOU ELISAVET
Graduation date: 11/1/2013
Dissertation title: Postmodern Represantations of the Past: Producing and Consuming Neo-Victorian Fiction and Film
Dissertation title: Μεταμοντέρνες Αναπαραστάσεις του Παρελθόντος: Παράγοντας και Καταναλώνοντας Νέο-Βικτωριανή Πεζογραφία και Κινηματογράφο
Supervisor: Schoina Maria

The final decades of the twentieth and the twenty-first century have presented literary and filmic production with texts consciously set in the Victorian era, initiating thus the formation of a very popular genre that critics have characterized as neo-Victorian. Straightforward though it may seem, this genre is actually governed by an idiosyncratic process of formation which involves debates around concepts such as history and literature, and procedures such as adaptation and appropriation. Situated within new historicism and postmodernism, these processes constitute the starting point of this thesis. Next, an interdisciplinary perspective is adopted in order to provide a more complete account of the manifestation of a Victorian atmosphere, as it emerges across different media, verbal and/or visual. In terms of content, the focus falls on crime and science as their employment adds verisimilitude to the texts, bridges the Victorian era with the contemporary present, and calls, thus, for the further exploration of the possibility of using crime and science to address contemporary, rather than merely Victorian, concerns.


409. Name: CHATZIANTONIOU DESPINA-STILIANI
Graduation date: 10/1/2013
Dissertation title: Η μετάφραση των τίτλων των κινηματογραφικών ταινιών
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


410. Name: MARGONI ATHANASIA
Graduation date: 10/1/2013
Dissertation title: "Avgerinos and Poulia", "Giannios and Mario": from myth to folktale
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


411. Name: SIOPI CHRYSA
Graduation date: 8/1/2013
Dissertation title: Kitsch, Politics and Entertainment: the Kitschification of 9/11 and the American Musical
Dissertation title: Κιτς, Πολιτική και Διασκέδαση: η κιτσοποίηση της 11ης Σεπτεμβρίου και του Αμερικάνικου Μιούζικαλ
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas

This study discusses how kitsch, a word coined only recently, has permeated modern life to such an extent that has become ubiquitous. Being entangled in the processes of industrialization and mechanical reproduction, kitsch, with its penchant for repetition, artifice, sentimentality and conservativism, emerges as a dominant feature of modernity that shapes human experience of both pleasure and terror. Within the context of the growing commercialization of society, it seems that with a twist, all things can be legitimately kitschified, be it pleasure or horror. The research paper focuses on two extreme examples of kitschification – a horrifying one, as 9/11 is, and a pleasing one, the American musical, – which points to precisely the potential of mass culture to turn everything it touches into kitsch, as if it were a warped King Midas. The political implications of kitsch and issues of ideology also constitute a focal point of this paper.


412. Name: ZOTOU PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 21/12/2012
Dissertation title: Colonial Identity Transformations
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


413. Name: XANTHOPOULOU MARIA
Graduation date: 20/12/2012

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL, FR > EL


414. Name: CHRISTAKIDOU ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 10/12/2012
Dissertation title: The Language of Emotions in Elytis’ Poetry and the Affect of Culture: a Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of Elytis’ The Monogram’
Dissertation title: Η Γλώσσα των Συναισθημάτων στην Ποίηση του Ελύτη και η Επίδραση του Πολιτισμού: μία Ανάλυση Γνωσιακής Γλωσσολογίας για Το Μονόγραμμα του Ελύτη
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki

The aim of this paper is to investigate the conceptual and linguistic tools Odysseas Elytis uses in his poem The Monogram due to which this poem has a moving affect on the readers. The Monogram is one of the most emotionally loaded love poems of Modern Greek Poetry and this fact was the reason that intrigued me to search for the reasons why this is so. The techniques the poet uses to make this poem a communicator of pure lyricism are being analyzed by means of the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics and more specifically, its branch that examines literary texts, that is, Cognitive Poetics. Matters that are being analyzed vary from syntactic structures encountered in the poem, theories on conceptual metaphors and metonymies, polysemy, or reach even more complex approaches such as blending theory and synaesthesia. The innovation of this study is that is highlights one major technique Elytis uses, which has not yet been analyzed thoroughly by the Cognitive Linguistics framework and I hope that this analysis will trigger Cognitive Linguists that are specialized in Language of Emotions to pay more attention to it. This technique is the use of contrastive concepts in succession that has an emotional effect that has to be valued. Moreover, the impact culture- and language- specific terms expressions and structures have on the Greek readers in contrast to non-Greek readers is being highlighted. As the majority of these cannot be easily or completely translated to other languages, it is claimed that a poem is an emotionally powerful and unique means of communication of emotions that is language- and culture- specific. What can be translated is mainly based on the common categorizations and conceptualizations people make despite their cultural or linguistic differences. Finally, a translation of the poem has been attempted, with a focus on keeping the poem’s initial rhythm without moving from the central meaning of each line. After making this translation, I claim that culture and language can be only partly interpreted in other languages, but still have an emotional effect that can be more or less intense, always in accordance with the reader’s subjectivity.


415. Name: SAKATOU GEORGIA
Graduation date: 10/12/2012

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


416. Name: TSAROYCHA EFTHYMIA
Graduation date: 6/12/2012
Dissertation title: The Cognitive Grounding of English Phrasal Verbs
Dissertation title: Μια γνωστική προσέγγιση στα περιφραστικά ρήματα της Αγγλικής
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki

This PhD thesis applies a cognitive linguistics approach to the grammatical category of English phrasal verbs. The central research area concerns the evocation of their literal and figurative meanings. The thesis combines a range of cognitive tools from a variety of theoretical fields in order to construct a cognitive model according to which the meanings of English phrasal verbs can be conceptualized and interpreted. The thesis also includes an experimental part which aims at investigating how foreign learners of English interpret this complex grammatical category.


417. Name: KARALI MARIA
Graduation date: 8/11/2012
Dissertation title: Growing Up Ethnic and Female in America: Revisions of the Bildungsroman in Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda


418. Name: BALNTOYMI KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 31/10/2012
Dissertation title: The Employment of Vocabulary Learning Strategies by Young Greek Learners of English
Dissertation title: Η Χρήση Στρατηγικών Εκμάθησης Λεξιλογίου από τους Μικρούς Έλληνες Μαθητές της Αγγλικής
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki

The present study seeks to investigate the Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs) employed by young Greek learners of English. The purpose of the study is twofold. Firstly, it aims to examine the most and least frequently used VLSs employed by the EFL learners. Secondly, it attempts to explore the effect of three independent variables — namely gender, grade and learning context — on strategy employment. The participants of the study were fourth and sixth grade elementary school students from 4 learning contexts: a) the model experimental school for English language teaching in Evosmos, b) other Western Thessaloniki schools c) Eastern Thessaloniki schools and d) Grevena schools. The 455 participants filled out a questionnaire on their frequency of use of 31 VLSs. 364 of the participants also completed an open-ended question about what they usually do in order to learn and remember English vocabulary. The data collected were analyzed via Excel and SPSS. The results indicated that the most used VLSs included both attention-to-form and attention-to-meaning strategies with self-monitoring and dictionary use being ranked in the first 2 positions. SPSS analysis showed that all 3 variables exert significant influence on the employment of VLSs. Females reported significantly higher use of 8 individual VLSs compared to males. In addition, fourth and sixth grade students differed significantly in their reported use of 20 VLSs with sixth graders surpassing the younger group in the use of only 2 VLSs related to dictionary use (electronic or not) and listening to songs. As far as the learning context is concerned, students from Western Thessaloniki, — a socioeconomically less privileged area —, were found to employ 6 VLSs significantly less often than students from other areas. Students from the other three learning contexts exhibited fewer differences.


419. Name: LYMPOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 31/10/2012
Dissertation title: On the Road to the Death of the American Dream: Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


420. Name: SALIKOPOYLOU MARIA
Graduation date: 31/10/2012
Dissertation title: The Drug Trope and Addiction Discourse in William Burroughs's Naked Lunch and William Gibson's Neuromancer
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


421. Name: TSAKLIDOU KLEONIKI
Graduation date: 31/10/2012
Dissertation title: Learning and Teaching Style Preferences in EFL in the Greek Primary School: Match or Mismatch?
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


422. Name: THIMIAKIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 24/10/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση τα γαλλικά στα ελληνικά του κειμένου με τίτλο "Επιχώρια προσαρμογή του λογισμικού καθαρισμού μητρώου και λειτουργικού συστήματος JETCLEAN"
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


423. Name: POLITOU MARIA
Graduation date: 15/10/2012
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνία, ιδεολογία και πολιτική στράτευση στον ισπανικό εμφύλιο. Μια συγκριτική ανάλυση των αυτοβιογραφικών έργων «Πεθαίνοντας στην Καταλωνία» του George Orwell και «Η Φλόγα» του Arturo Barea
Dissertation title: Literature, ideology and political commitment to the Spanish civil war. A comparative analysis of the autobiographical works Homage to Catalonia of George Orwell and The Flame of Arturo Barea
Supervisor: XOUPLIDIS PANAGIOTIS

The purpose of this study was the comparative analysis of the autobiographical works Homage to Catalonia of George Orwell and The Flame of Arturo Barea. We originally made a brief reference to historical data regarding the Spanish Civil War. Then we submitted a brief ergobiography of the writers and the plot of the books. We examined the genre classification of the texts which meets both war novel elements and military response and so that was the occasion for a discussion regarding the literary and journalistic exposure limits (reportage). Then we approached the political ideology of each writer , how this is reflected in these literary works and the major issue of the political commitment of the writers . We emphasized on the probable ability of literature to reflect the lived historical reality without losing its aesthetic value . Our individual goal was to investigate the relationship of the two authors' political ideology with their literary work, thoroughly approaching their motivation for writing. Consideration was given to any relationship between the two authors (Orwell and Barea) who came from different countries and the differentiated way in which they face the reality of the civil war through their work. Furthermore, reference was made to the issue of literary intake. Finally, we quoted excerpts of works, studies, testimonials and reviews to further clarifying the unbreakable relationship among literature, political ideology and society.


424. Name: MILIORITSA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 29/9/2012
Dissertation title: Ιστορία, μνήμη και συγκρότηση της ταυτότητας στις μεταπολεμικές μητροπόλεις: Από την Έρημος και το Χρυσόψαρο του J.M.G. Le Clezio στο White Teeth της Zadie Smith
Supervisor: PLOUMISTAKI KALLIOPI


425. Name: KARAKOTTA ANDRONIKI
Graduation date: 28/9/2012
Dissertation title: Hollywood Reflections: The Figure of the Screenwriter in In a Lonely Place and Sunset Boulevard
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


426. Name: CHARTOFYLLI ANTHOYLA
Graduation date: 25/9/2012
Dissertation title: Antithesis in the antipodes: Writing and screening a "multicultural" Australia
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


427. Name: LOUKIDIS EMMANOUIL
Graduation date: 21/9/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τη γαλλική στην ελληνική αποσπασμάτων άρθρου με τίτλου "De I' alienation enseignante", "Η αλλοτρίωση των εκπαιδευτικών".
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


428. Name: VERVERI SOFIA – MARIA
Graduation date: 16/9/2012
Dissertation title: Love, hierarchy and cosmos: Chances and the three medieval principles
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


429. Name: DADIOTOU IRINI
Graduation date: 10/9/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα γερμανικά προς τα ελληνικά με θέμα κειμένου: Σύνδρομο Down
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


430. Name: KREMER MARIALENA
Graduation date: 10/9/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μεταφράση κειμένου για τον ορυκτό πλούτο της Ελλάδας.
Dissertation title: Kommentierte Ubersetzung aus Thema: Die Bodenschatze Griechenlands
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


431. Name: PETKAKI MARGARITA-ISMINI
Graduation date: 10/9/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση κειμένου για παραϊατρικά προϊόντα περιποίησης νεογνών
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


432. Name: XANTHOPOULOU DOMNIKH
Graduation date: 10/9/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από τα γερμανικά προς τα ελληνικά με θέμα το άρθρο "War Griechenland - Auleger aus der Argentinien - Pleite lernen Peonnen"
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


433. Name: SISMANIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 11/7/2012
Dissertation title: Feature interpretability in adult second language acquisition: the case of the Greek article system
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni


434. Name: THEODOROPOULOS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 10/7/2012
Dissertation title: Language Learning Strategies for Writing by Greek Adolescent Learners of English
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


435. Name: TRIANTAFYLLOU KATERINA
Graduation date: 10/7/2012
Dissertation title: "'It's very stressful being an Other': Constructing and Deconstructing Otherness in Lost"
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


436. Name: CHATZOPOULOU VIKTORIA
Graduation date: 6/7/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα υποχρεωτικός εμβολιασμός και συνιστώμενος εμβολιασμός (Le vaccinazioni obligatore e le vaccinazioni raccomandate).
Supervisor: Kanelliadou Polyxeni
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


437. Name: PAVLIDOU LAMPRINI
Graduation date: 6/7/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση από ταιταλικά στα ελληνικά με θέμα "I respinginenti in Libia: Legali, Efficaci, Convenienti e Giusti ono? Οι επαναπροωθήσεις μεταναστών στη Λιβύη: πρόκειται για ενέργειες νομικές, αποτελεσματικές, πρόσφορες και δίκαιες ή όχι;"
Supervisor: Kanelliadou Polyxeni
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


438. Name: CHIONIDOU ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 4/5/2012
Dissertation title: Consonantal variation and connected speech processes in spontaneous speech: an investigation of the production of British English (RP) and its perception by Greek learners
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina


439. Name: MICHAILIDOU NINA
Graduation date: 4/5/2012
Dissertation title: Acquisition of word initial fricatives by Greek-speaking children
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina


440. Name: DELIOGLANIS VASILEIOS
Graduation date: 27/4/2012
Dissertation title: Digital Textualities in Michael Joyce's Twelve Blue and Twilight: A Symphony, and Steve Tomasula's TOC: A Media Novel
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


441. Name: VELAORAS ALEXANDROS
Graduation date: 19/3/2012
Dissertation title: Στίχοι για δύο πόλεις: Η Νέα Υόρκη και το Παρίσι στην ευρωπαϊκή ποίηση των αρχών του 20ού αιώνα (1910-1920
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLYMPIA


442. Name: LALA ALKINOI
Graduation date: 13/3/2012

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


443. Name: KARYDA NIKOLETTA
Graduation date: 12/3/2012
Dissertation title: "Disputing and Confirming Postfeminism in Sex and the City"
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


444. Name: BARMPOKA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 8/3/2012
Dissertation title: Manifest Destiny and the American Dream in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


445. Name: MITROGOGOU POULCHERIA
Graduation date: 6/3/2012
Dissertation title: Representing Bodies: Plausible Corporeal Readings and Body Image Subversion in Dickens's Little Dorrit and Bleak House
Supervisor: Kitsi-Mitakou Katerina


446. Name: HAITAS ARGIRIOS
Graduation date: 2/3/2012
Dissertation title: Το μυθιστόρημα I Malavoglia του Giovanni Verga και η κινηματογραφική διασκευή του Lucino Visconti La Terra Trema
Supervisor: BOKLUND-ΛΑΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΡΙΝ


447. Name: KIOUSIS PANAGIOTIS
Graduation date: 2/3/2012
Dissertation title: Η έννοια της περιγραφής στη λογοτεχνία και στον κινηματογράφο: Brokeback Mountain και η κινηματογραφική μεταφορά του
Supervisor: PAGKALOS IOANNIS


448. Name: PARASKEVOPOULOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 2/3/2012
Dissertation title: Χαρακτηριστικά της δυστοπίας στον κινηματογράφο της δεκαετίας του ’90: Dark City και 12 Monkeys
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


449. Name: SAMARA ELLI
Graduation date: 3/2/2012
Dissertation title: (Re)writing History: Writing about Politics in England, 1380-1577
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


450. Name: PAPADOPOULOU AGGELIKH
Graduation date: 1/1/2012
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του άρθρου Rome’s lost aqueduct
Supervisor: Kourouni Kyriaki
Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


451. Name: TZELEPI SOFIA
Graduation date: 1/1/2012

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL


452. Name: ZIZAKI SOFIA
Graduation date: 12/12/2011
Dissertation title: French symbolism, English Aestheticism and the Pre-Raphaelites: The Cult of the Beautiful
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


453. Name: KARKANI DESPOINA
Graduation date: 6/12/2011
Dissertation title: A Psychosocial Reading of Ken Loach's Working Class Films Raining Stones (1993), Ladybird Ladybird (1994) and My Name is Joe (1998)
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


454. Name: CHALI CHRISI
Graduation date: 22/11/2011
Dissertation title: Ο μύθος του Καϊν και Άβελ στα έργα Cain: A Mystery του Lord Byron, Abel Sanchez του Miguel de Unamuno και Cain του Jose Saramago. Συγκλίσεις και απολίσεις στις λογοτεχνικές ενσαρκώσεις του Κάιν
Supervisor: DEGERMETZIDIS SIMEON


455. Name: KARALAKOS IOANNIS
Graduation date: 22/11/2011
Dissertation title: Σημειωτική ανάλυση τηλεοπτικών διαφημιστικών: Το ιδεολογικό υπόβαθρο ενός καθαρού σπιτιού
Supervisor: LAGOPOULOS ALEXANDROS


456. Name: STAOUT ZOI-ELENI-TZOIS
Graduation date: 3/11/2011
Dissertation title: Post-Apocalypse Now: Traversing the Apocalyptic Event
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


457. Name: IOANNIDIS ANASTASIOS
Graduation date: 30/10/2011

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


458. Name: KAMPRAGKOS CHRYSOVALANTIS
Graduation date: 21/10/2011
Dissertation title: A Critique of Fredric Jameson's Theory of Late Capitalism
Dissertation title: Κριτική της Θεωρίας του Fredric Jameson για τον Ύστερο Καπιταλισμό
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos

This essay is a critique of Fredric Jameson’s writings on the emergence of late capitalism (or alternately, globalization) as a stage in the history of capitalism development that has superseded imperialism, which, according to Lenin’s analysis, is the monopoly stage of capitalism, and by extension its highest stage. Directed from a Marxist-Leninist perspective, the critique elaborated throughout the essay maintains that Lenin’s analysis of imperialism as the historically and qualitatively highest stage of capitalism, transforming from the free competitive capital of the 19th century into monopoly capital, is historically validated in the current forms capitalist exploitation is assuming in order to control the effects of the world economic crisis. These forms essentially express an intensification of intra-imperialist (intra-capitalist) antagonism, showing that the theory – maintained by Jameson (and others) – of the formation of a unified transnational capitalist class that exploits humanity and the planet commonly, has failed to explain the functions of the capitalist economy, precisely because it was erroneous and non-dialectical from the outset, theoretically, politically, and philosophically. The critique of Jameson’s theory has been constructed by combining an account of his main political and philosophical influences with analyses of the capitalist political economy, supranational political and financial institutions, discussions of the relation between the nation-state and capital, along with the relation between base and superstructure (according to Marxist terminology) as well as literary and cultural paradigms, which challenge the view that the postmodern cultural turn that has emerged in recent decades is a development that leads to the formation of new cultural behaviors that overcome racism and nationalism.


459. Name: MAKATOU KRISTALIA
Graduation date: 21/10/2011
Dissertation title: Ταυτότητα και ετερότητα στο Μικρό Ημερολόγιο Συνόρων του Γκάσμεντ Καπλάνι
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLIMPIA


460. Name: MAVROUDI ATHANASIA
Graduation date: 21/10/2011
Dissertation title: Ακροβατώντας στα όρια μεταξύ στρατευμένης λογοτεχνίας και (αυτο)λογοκρισίας
Supervisor: LITO IOAKIMIDOU


461. Name: LEONTIDOU LEFKI
Graduation date: 11/10/2011
Dissertation title: Εφαρμογή των μύθων της Φαίδρας και της Μήδειας του Ευριπίδη στη Μεγάλη Χίμαιρα του Μ. Καραγάτση
Supervisor: DEGERMETZIDIS SIMEON


462. Name: KOSTIK SEDA
Graduation date: 6/10/2011

Dissertation title: Approaching the phenomenon of the modern: Baudelaire and Chaplin
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


463. Name: FOTIADOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 5/10/2011
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από τη γαλλική προς την ελληνική του κειμένου με τίτλο: "Qui sont Les Speculateurs?"
Supervisor: Dimitroulia Xanthippi
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


464. Name: FOTEINOY GARYFALLIA
Graduation date: 4/10/2011
Dissertation title: Patterns of dyslexia in Greek adolescents
Dissertation title: Μορφές δυσλεξίας σε Έλληνες εφήβους
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria

In this paper, I test two Greek teenage dyslexics and I compare their results with two age-matched controls. I administer several tests to them so as to see the type of dyslexia they have and also to answer the questions posed in the paper concerning action verbs, subordination in writing and function words in reading aloud. The writing is tested both in their mother tongue – Greek and in the foreign language – English. Before the presentation of the tasks and their results a theoretical background concerning dyslexia is given.


465. Name: CHAZARIDOU KORINA
Graduation date: 10/9/2011
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση των διηγημάτων "Wie es damals wirklich war" και "Wie es damals wirklich gewesen sein konnte" από το βιβλίο του Jacob Hein "Mein erstes T-Shirt"
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


466. Name: RACHINGER ELIZABETH CHRISTINE
Graduation date: 10/9/2011
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα η γλώσσα της εξουσίας και η εξουσία της γλώσσας
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


467. Name: KORDONI ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 7/8/2011
Dissertation title: Η αφήγηση του ονείρου στο φανταστικό μυθιστόρημα του Gerard de Nerval και του Theophile Gautier
Supervisor: PARASCHAS SOTIRIOS


468. Name: IFANTI CHRISI
Graduation date: 25/7/2011
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου "post-traumatic stress disorder in HIV positive incarcerated women"
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


469. Name: KIRIAKIDOU ELENI
Graduation date: 25/7/2011
Dissertation title: Το Bildungsroman συναντά το Chicanismo: Τα παραδείγματα του Bless Me, Ultima του Rudolfo Anaya και The House on Mango Street της Sandra Cisneros
Supervisor: PAGKALOS IOANNIS


470. Name: KATSIRI PANAGOULA
Graduation date: 4/7/2011
Dissertation title: Ο ρόλος του Θόα ως αναπαράσταση της ετερότητας στην Ιφιγένεια η εν Ταύροις των Ευριπίδη Goethe και Gluck
Supervisor: PLOUMISTAKI KALLIOPI


471. Name: TERZI OLGA
Graduation date: 4/7/2011
Dissertation title: Πολλαπλές μετ-εγγραφές του μύθου της Φαίδρας στην ευρωπαϊκή λογοτεχνία
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLIMPIA


472. Name: ANTONIOU MARIOS
Graduation date: 22/6/2011
Dissertation title: Authentic materials and the contribution of language corpora in EFL high school classes in Greece
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


473. Name: KANARA ZOI
Graduation date: 21/6/2011
Dissertation title: Language learning strategy use by Greek EFL secondary school learners: the effects of age, gender, proficiency level and motivation
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


474. Name: LIAGKA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 20/6/2011
Dissertation title: Teaching idioms and collocations through corpus-based instruction: A primary school study
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


475. Name: LIALIOU EVGENIA
Graduation date: 16/6/2011
Dissertation title: The Crossing of Boundaries: Technology, Subjectivity and the Body in Science Fiction Stories
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


476. Name: CHRISTOPOYLOU ERMIONI
Graduation date: 6/5/2011
Dissertation title: Should EFL textbook writers change their mind? A corpus-based study on the use of idioms in EFL textbooks at C2 level
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


477. Name: IOANNOU OURANIA
Graduation date: 31/3/2011
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου "The world-wide web".
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


478. Name: KOYTRA ARETI
Graduation date: 22/3/2011
Dissertation title: Exploring learners and teachers' views of the ELT materials in the Greek Primary School: The case of the new English book of the 6th Grade
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria


479. Name: MATHIOUDAKI ARETI
Graduation date: 11/3/2011
Dissertation title: Παρενδυσία και μεταμφιέσεις του φύλου στη Νανά του Ζολά και στα διηγήματατου Βιζυηνού
Supervisor: TIKTOPOULOU EKATERINI


480. Name: CHRYSOCHOU ARISTEA
Graduation date: 10/3/2011
Dissertation title: Παρίσι - Αθήνα - Κάλγκαρι: Ο εκπατρισμένος συγγραφέας σε αναζήτηση πολιτισμικής και γλωσσικής ταυτότητας
Supervisor: PLOUMISTAKI KALLIOPI


481. Name: KALOGERIDOU OURANIA
Graduation date: 1/3/2011

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


482. Name: MICHAILAKI KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 1/3/2011

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


483. Name: PAPADOPOYLOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 28/2/2011
Dissertation title: Attending the Theatrical Stock Market of Broadway: Can Failure Teach Success
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


484. Name: CHATZOGLAKI KORNILIA
Graduation date: 4/2/2011
Dissertation title: Investigating Greek Learner Beliefs and Preferences about Learning English
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria


485. Name: MANTANI MELPOMENI
Graduation date: 4/2/2011
Dissertation title: Investigating readiness for learner autunomy in the foreign language classroom
Supervisor: Sougari Areti


486. Name: PILITSI ANNA
Graduation date: 23/12/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Zografidou Zografia
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


487. Name: SIDERI AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 14/12/2010
Dissertation title: A Historical and Psychoanalytic Reading of Charles Perrault's Donkeyskin
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


488. Name: PARLAMA GEORGIA
Graduation date: 7/12/2010
Dissertation title: The Ambiguity of Power in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Dissertation title: Η αμφισημία της εξουσίας στο μυθιστόρημα της Μάργκαρετ Άτγουντ «Η Ιστορία της Πορφυρής Δούλης».
Supervisor: Kitsi-Mitakou Katerina

In this thesis I examine the notion of power in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and more specifically the fact that Power is ambiguous in the novel, that is, it circulates among the main characters, simply because they live in a panoptical atmosphere where each one of them is the potential spy of the other. I examine Power in relation to language, religion and the main characters of the novel. Then, I refer to Offred, the main character of the book and her manipulation by people close to her. I continue with the manipulation of the Handmaids by their Commanders and the Aunts and I close my thesis with a reference to the last chapter of the novel “Historical Notes”.


489. Name: MARGARI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 2/12/2010
Dissertation title: Λογική και Ευαισθησία: Το Μυθιστόρημα της Jane Austin και η Κινηματογραφική Διασκευή των Ang Lee & Emma Thompson
Supervisor: PANGALOS IOANNIS


490. Name: VOTI OURANIA
Graduation date: 30/11/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Macri Gabriella
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


491. Name: LEONIDOU KALLIOPI
Graduation date: 23/11/2010
Dissertation title: Young learners' preferences in EFL classrooms: Are teachers aware of learners' likes and dislikes?
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


492. Name: KAKAMANOYDI MARIA
Graduation date: 22/11/2010
Dissertation title: Death and Desire in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda


493. Name: THEODORIDOU AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 22/11/2010
Dissertation title: Aptitude and foreign language vocabulary learning in young learners
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


494. Name: KATSANIKOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 15/11/2010
Dissertation title: Όψεις διαπολιτισμικότητας στη λογοτεχνία: Η αναπαράσταση της Ινδίας στο "Πέρασμα στην Ινδία" του E. M. Foster και στο "Άρωμα της Ινδίας" του P. P. Pasolini
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLIMPIA


495. Name: ZAPOUNIDIS THOMAS
Graduation date: 15/11/2010
Dissertation title: The old and new English course books of Greek State primary schools: A corpus-based study of vocabulary size, frequency and recycling
Supervisor: Mattheoudakis Marina


496. Name: MPLIATSIOU MARINA
Graduation date: 10/11/2010
Dissertation title: Το ταξίδι από το σκοτάδι στο φως στο "Βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα"
Supervisor: EXARCHOU KALLIOPI


497. Name: DALPANAGIOTI DIMITRA
Graduation date: 25/10/2010
Dissertation title: "The Reception of William Shakespeare's The Tempest in Greece: A Comparative Study of Iacovos Polylas' and Vassilis Rotas' translations"
Supervisor: Krontiri Tina


498. Name: GRIGOROYDI ATHINA-MARKELA
Graduation date: 18/10/2010
Dissertation title: Blue Ruins Condemned to Lamentation: An Interpretation of Tennessee William's Mutilated Characters in Terms of Mourning and Melancholia
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


499. Name: PALAMOYTI CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 14/10/2010
Dissertation title: Revision and/as survival in Jeanette Winterson's and Margaret Atwood's Flood myth remaking
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


500. Name: KESAR MARIA
Graduation date: 13/10/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα "Προβληματισμοί και ερωτήματα σχετικά με την σκοπιμότητα κατασκευής του φράγματος Ελαφίου" από την ελληνική στην αγγλική γλώσσα
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


501. Name: PAPOURTZI STELLA
Graduation date: 13/10/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με θέμα: Μετάφραση κειμένων ιστότοπου επανορθωτικής και αισθητικής χειρουργικής από την ελληνική στην αγγλική γλώσσα.
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


502. Name: MANTZIARI DESPOINA
Graduation date: 12/10/2010
Dissertation title: The New Millenium Action Heroines in Mainstream Cinema: Promethean Figures or Dociu Nymphs?
Supervisor: Rehling Nicola


503. Name: SOFIADI ANGELINA
Graduation date: 29/9/2010
Dissertation title: The song remains the same.. or not? A pragmatic approach to the lyrics of rock songs
Supervisor: Koutoupi-Kiti Elisavet


504. Name: ANASTASAKI ELENI
Graduation date: 20/7/2010
Dissertation title: Όσκαρ Ουάιλντ: De Profoundis: Μελέτη του έργου από τη σκοπιά της αυτοβιογραφίας
Supervisor: YIANNOPOULOU EFTHIMIA


505. Name: TSIKALA KATERINA
Graduation date: 7/7/2010
Dissertation title: The representation of Masculinities in HanifKureishi’s Quotes
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie


506. Name: PAPADOPOULOU DESPINA
Graduation date: 30/6/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση με τίτλο: "Επιχώρια προσαρμογή του λογισμικού Catscradle"
Supervisor: Dimitroulia Xanthippi
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


507. Name: VARLAMI CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 26/6/2010
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του αποσπάσματος Charles Ferryhough "The Baby in the Mirror", ch. 2, Preconceptions.
Supervisor: Dimitroulia Xanthippi
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


508. Name: PLIAKOU ANNA MARIA
Graduation date: 6/6/2010
Dissertation title: Αυτοβιογραφία και Αυτοπροσωπογραφία
Supervisor: CHRYSANTHOPOULOS MICHAEL


509. Name: SKOTADI CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 14/4/2010
Dissertation title: Οριενταλισμός, φύλο και σεξουαλικότητα: Η φιγούρα της γκέισας στη Λογοτεχνία
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLIMPIA


510. Name: XOUPLIDIS PANAGIOTIS
Graduation date: 14/4/2010
Dissertation title: Ο στερεοτυπικός ανθρωπομορφισμός του μαύρου γάτου στην παιδική λογοτεχνία και η επαναδιαπραγμάτευση των κοινωνικών στερεοτύπων
Supervisor: ANTONIADOU OLIMPIA


511. Name: TSIGKOU STILIANI
Graduation date: 16/3/2010
Dissertation title: Μήδεια. Φωνές: Ένα σχόλιο στον Ευριπίδη
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI


512. Name: FILIOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 15/3/2010
Dissertation title: L2 acquisition of Interrogative and Relative Clauses by Greek Learners of English: that-trace effects, subject-object extraction and the nature of Interlanguage represantation
Dissertation title: Η κατάκτηση των ερωτηματικών και αναφορικών προτάσεων της Αγγλικής Γλώσσας από Έλληνες μαθητές: that-trace effects, μετακίνηση υποκειμένου και αντικειμένου και η φύση της Διαγλώσσας
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria

The present paper investigates the L2 Acquisition of Wh-Interrogatives and relative clauses in English by L1 Greek speakers. Based on SLA theories that support partial availability of Universal Grammar, such as the No Parameter Resetting Hypothesis (Tsimpli and Roussou, 1991) and the Interpretability Hypothesis (Tsimpli and Mastropavlou, 2007), the study explores the nature of Interlanguage representation and the role of uninterpretable features with respect to specific grammatical properties: that-trace effects, Agreement, wh- subject and object extractions in interrogative and relative clauses. Focusing on the acquisitional data collected by intermediate and advanced Greek learners of English this paper attempts to confirm the claim that uninterpretable features are inaccessible to L2 learners and cause learnability problems in L2 acquisition.The present paper is organized as follows: In Chapter 1 a syntactic analysis of interrogatives and a comparison to Greek interrogatives are presented. In Chapter 2 relative clauses are analyzed, together with a comparison between Greek and English relative clauses. In Chapter 3 that-trace effects in interrogatives and relatives are discussed. Chapter 4 briefly presents the basic notions of the minimalist program. Chapter 5 refers to approaches to L2 Acquisition and previous studies in the L2 acquisition literature with respect to Interrogatives and Relatives. In Chapter 6 the present study and its results are presented. In Chapter 7 the results of the study are discussed. Finally, in Chapter 8 some conclusive remarks are made.


513. Name: GRIGORIADIS SYMEON
Graduation date: 23/2/2010
Dissertation title: The Politics of Violence, Mourning and Commemoration in Sophocles' Philoctetes and Euripides' Daughters of Troy
Dissertation title: Η Πολιτική της Βίας, του Πένθους και της Μνήμης στον Φιλοκτήτη του Σοφοκλή και τις Τρωάδες του Ευριπίδη
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet

This essay will deal with the diachronic traces of loss, the psychology of mourning, and the funereal, commemorative rituals as they were practiced and performed in LBA Mycenae and the other Achaean proto-societies. We will examine how closely religious practice and the formation of a political identity were linked during the LBA, how they evolved in Classical Athens and how they formed an inextricable part of individual, everyday life. The central axis of this paper will be the analysis of the dynamics between political authorities and the psychological state of the individual in societies where collective expressions of grief can be manipulated by the authorities through various commemorative rituals. By bringing together theories from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, sociology and psychology this research will attempt to establish a solid theoretical framework that exposes the interactions between funereal commemoration and political life, and their impact upon the individual’s psychology and social identity, as these are reflected first in the Iliad and much later in two Classical Attic plays, hence covering a time span from 1300 BC up to 400 BC. In order to be more accessible and easier to read, this essay will look at each of these issues in separate but thematically linked units. The main focal points will be LBA Mycenaean Greece, Homer’s retelling of the war in Ilion and its significance for an 800 BC audience, as well as the Classical Greek revival on the theatrical stage of the old epic themes and their impact on the political developments of the time. We will examine how in LBA societies the notions of ritual, religion and politics conflated to a large extent and first by defining them as individual parameters we will subsequently analyze the ways they form a complex matrix of interactions that ultimately shaped specific patterns of human behavior and existence within the social collective.


514. Name: ZAKARIAN DAVID
Graduation date: 23/2/2010
Dissertation title: The Vagantendichtung: The Poetry of the Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages
Dissertation title: The Vagantendichtung: Η Κοσμική Λατινική Ποίηση των Περιπλανώμενων Φοιτητών του Μεσαίωνα
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin

This paper brings together the existing historical and philological information and the researches in the field of medieval studies in order to outline the main distinctive characteristics of the Vagantendichtung – the secular Latin poetry written by educated clerics most of whom were wandering scholars who deployed their extensive knowledge of classical literature to write learned pieces of poetry. Not only was their poetry entertaining but it also aimed at condemning the existing social conditions and the corruption of values among the clergy. This kind of poetry could enable them to find a powerful patron in whose service they would secure a comparatively carefree life. This paper provides a historical overview of the development of secular Latin poetry and the socio-political conditions (10th - 13th centuries) which shaped the form and the content of the Vagantendichtung. It attempts to clarify the confusion which has been created by the indiscriminate use of the word ‘goliard’ and ‘goliardic’ wrongly attached to the poetry of the vagantes. Τo illustrate the development of secular Latin poetry in the middle ages the paper presents the major poets of the Vagantendichtung –Sedulius Scotus (9th century), Hugh Primas (c. 1090 - 1160), the Archpoet (12th century), Peter of Blois (c. 1130 - 1212), Walter (Walther) of Chatillon (end of the 12th- beginning of the 13th centuries): those poets belonged to different generations and contributed to the formation of the ‘movement’ of the vagantes in the Middle Ages. Although samples of the Vagantendichtung are found in a large number of medieval manuscripts, this paper discusses the Cambridge Songs or Carmina Cantabrigiensia (c. 1050), which were basically written by the early vagantes, and the famous Carmina Burana or Codex Buranum (c. 1230), the largest and most important collection of the Vagantendichtung. These two manuscripts show how the form and content of the Vagantendichtung developed from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. Finally, in the appendix one of the original characteristics of the Vagantendichtung, the so-called ‘goliardic metre’ or the Vagantenstrophe, is discussed and illustrated by examples. This section also traces how this metre influenced, to some extent, later vernacular literatures.


515. Name: BOYKALI DIMITRA
Graduation date: 22/2/2010
Dissertation title: Hester under Scrutiny: Hawthorne’s Heroine v/s Joffe’s Cinematic Representation
Dissertation title: Η Hester υπό εξέταση: Η ηρωίδα του Hawthorne σε αντιπαράθεση με την κινηματογραφική αναπαράσταση του Joffe
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda

This project is a comparison between Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter and its film adaptation by Roland Joffe, focusing on the character of Hester Prynne. One of its aims is to show how Hawthorne indirectly expresses, via his heroine, Hester Prynne, his disapproval of the Puritan ways in 1600 Massachusetts, Boston, although he actually lived in the Puritan society in question. This project will lay bare that the writer holds a positive attitude towards Prynne, who has committed adultery, and it will demonstrate his implied compassion and sympathy for her and the ordeals she is submitted to by the Puritan people, due to her sin. Another aim of this paper is to highlight the similarities and differences of Hester’s presentation between the film adaptation and the novel, delving into miscellaneous, but specific, aspects of the heroine in question; it will be shown that although the director of the film respects Hawthorne’s narrative and viewpoint about Puritans and Hester, creating himself sympathy for her, as well, he adjusts the story to his own era, adapting it to the twentieth century mentality, adding rather daring scenes and presenting the heroine to correspond to the feminine role-model of the time.


516. Name: KYPRIOTI KATERINA
Graduation date: 22/2/2010
Dissertation title: Represantations of Postmodern Identity and the Role of the Mass Media: Don DeLillo's Libra and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


517. Name: KIRMANIDOU ELLI
Graduation date: 15/1/2010
Dissertation title: Φύλο και ταυτότητα στο ερμαφρόδιτο Bildungsroman Middlesex
Supervisor: PAGKALOS IOANNIS


518. Name: NIKOLAOU MARIANNA
Graduation date: 15/1/2010
Dissertation title: Διακειμενική Μεταβίβαση και Uncanny στον Στερεοτυπικό Μύθο της Carmen: Η Κατασκευή του Prosper Merimee, οι Μετατροπές του George Bizet,: η Αποδόμηση στην Κινηματογραφική Διασκευή του Carlos Saura.
Dissertation title: Intertextual Transference and the Uncanny in the Stereotypical Myth of Carmen: Prosper Merimee's Construction, George Bizet's Transformations and their Deconstruction in Carlos Saura's Film Adaptation
Supervisor: PANGALOS IOANNIS

The purpose of this study is to explore the connection between Freud's psychoanalytic method of Transference with Intertextuality. Just as during Transference the therapist tranfers back to his patient a reformed and healed version of the story he/ she has previously told him, in the same way the ultimate literary and stereotypical myth of the gypsy with the excessive female sexuality, the myth of Carmen, is transferred from the one text to the next with the help of a certain artist. Thus, the stereotypical myth is not only a flexible material, but also the most strictly defined element of the texts under discussion. The myth passed like a textual “disease” from Prosper Merimee's text, a constructed intertext itself, to George Bizet's lyric text revealing a type of behaviour which was in the end crystallised as a national and sexual stereotype, and a stereotype of pathology. With the help of Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, Bizet managed to transfer the literary text to the Opera qualifying it with the necessary musical and theatrical dimensions, eliminating some cruel motifs and musically embodying themes such as the gypsies' way of life, female allure and love as death. In 1983, the only Spanish “textual therapist” of Carmen, Carlos Saura “heard” both Merimee's and Bizet's stories, and used the same weapons of representation to fragment the myth through the use of creative flamenco, documentary shots, parody, self-referentiality, and the constantly reverting motif of the mirror. Reality and make-believe interwine revealing the constructed nature of stereotypes. The myth is thus reinterpreted and the stereotypes are cast out. This triple intertextual relationship and process of Transference verifies the plural nature texts have, their multivariance and telepathetic connection, as well as their distorted memory that makes the “reader” experience a sense of Uncanny while contemplating a familiar subject.


519. Name: SOTIRIADOU MAGDALINI
Graduation date: 1/1/2010


520. Name: KAZIANI AMALIA
Graduation date: 17/12/2009
Dissertation title: Student response to teacher written feedback in second language writing
Dissertation title: Η ανταπόκριση των μαθητών/τριών στα σχόλια του/της καθηγητή/τριας στο γραπτό λόγο στο πλαίσιο εκμάθησης της δεύτερης γλώσσας
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

The focus of this paper is student response to teacher feedback in second language writing. The present study adds to the previous research on feedback in second language writing through the comparison of two rather uncommon types of feedback: the (traditional) corrective feedback versus a balanced combination of positive and corrective feedback. The two aforementioned feedback types were provided to two student groups, the control and the experimental group respectively. It was hypothesized that the experimental group would not only provide more accurate responses, but, most importantly, would make more self-initiated corrections to their own drafts, compared to the control group. The eight students (four in each group) who participated in the study were secondary school students who attended a private language institute in Corfu, Greece. Each student had to write five essays in total. In line with the process approach, each one of the 40 essays involved the following procedure: writing the first draft, receiving the teacher’s written feedback and providing the revised version of their draft, after having responded to feedback. The first drafts (N=40) and the revised ones (N=40) were compared in order to assess the way students in each group had responded to each corrective feedback point. The examination of the 80 student papers identified 783 student responses to feedback. The analysis of the student responses confirmed both hypotheses and highlighted the fact that the impact positive feedback may have on student performance is rather undervalued.


521. Name: STAVROPOYLOU ELENI
Graduation date: 16/12/2009
Dissertation title: "The Fall of Man": Body Politics and Postmodern Complexities in Chuck Palahnuik's Lullaby and Bret Easton Ellis' Glamorama
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


522. Name: KALAITZIDOU SYMELA-MARIA
Graduation date: 8/12/2009
Dissertation title: Thematic roles of -ma and -simo nominals in Greek
Supervisor: Kakouriotis Athanasios


523. Name: KLEOYDI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 26/11/2009
Dissertation title: The concept of WHITENESS in Modern Greek: a semasiological and onomasiological approach
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


524. Name: LAMPROPOYLOU MARTHA
Graduation date: 26/11/2009
Dissertation title: Conditionality in Greek Political Speech: An empirical analysis
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


525. Name: EMMANOUILIDOU SOUMELA
Graduation date: 20/11/2009
Dissertation title: Νεότερες Λογοτεχνικές Προσεγγίσεις του Μϋθου της Μήδειας
Supervisor: FRERIS GEORGIOS


526. Name: TSERKEZI OLGA
Graduation date: 20/11/2009
Dissertation title: Η πρόσληψη του λογοτεχνικού μύθου της Μήδειας στη σύγχρονη ελληνική και ευρωπαϊκή λογοτεχνία
Supervisor: FRERIS GEORGIOS


527. Name: PONTOSIDOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 17/11/2009
Dissertation title: Δομική ανάλυση μεσαιωνικών κειμένων
Supervisor: BOKLUND-ΛΑΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΡΙΝ


528. Name: DANAVASI TERPSITHEA
Graduation date: 12/11/2009
Dissertation title: The status of the unaccusative/unergative split in the Greek-English interlanguage
Dissertation title: Αναιτιατικά και ανεργαστικά κατηγορήματα στην ελληνοαγγλική διαγλώσσα
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni

This paper explores Subject-Verb (SV) and Verb-Subject (VS) order in L1 Greek/L2 English unaccusative and unergative predicates at the syntax/lexicon and the syntax/ phonology interfaces. Acquiring the difference between English unaccusatives and unergatives is a poverty of the stimulus case, as it is rarely manifested in the input, given that only some unaccusative verbs may take an expletive there subject (e.g. There arrived two women). Yet, learners of English produce VS order mostly in unaccusatives (e.g. Rutherford 1989, Zobl 1989, Oshita 2000). Importantly, in Lozano and Mendikoetxea’s (2008) findings from L2 English corpora of Spanish and Italian learners, besides that VS occurred only with unaccusatives, this was so mainly when S was focus (i.e. discourse-new information) and phonologically heavy (i.e. long). Lozano and Mendikoetxea (2009) showed that in these respects the learner data resembled those of native speakers in a similar corpus. We investigated VS in the adult Greek-English interlanguage. The participants were 30 adult learners, 15 intermediate and 15 advanced according to results from the Quick Placement Test (UCLES 2001). There was also a control group of 15 English natives. They all took an online acceptability judgement task consisting of 40 test sentences and 10 fillers. There were unaccusative and unergative predicates, half with SV and half with VS order, and half of the VS unaccusatives had a phonologically heavy S. Results suggest that participants are sensitive to both the syntax-lexicon and the syntax-phonology interfaces. This was shown by their preference for postverbal subjects that were both unaccusative and phonologically long. However, no developmental effect emerged for the syntax-lexicon interface; while intermediate learners were as accurate as native speakers, advanced learners were less so. On the other hand, the syntax-phonology interface proved to be gradually mastered, with advanced learners behaving like native speakers and intermediates following. We discuss implications of these results concerning the L2 representation of the unaccusative-unergative distinction, as well as regarding methodology in researching this issue.


529. Name: MPAKOS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 12/11/2009
Dissertation title: Ορολογία με προεκτάσεις στη μετάφραση: Σχεδιασμός, υλοποίηση μια τετράγλωσσης ορολογικής βάσης με δεδομένα από την εκπαίδευση στη χρήση Η/Υ.
Supervisor: Chatzigeorgiou Evanggelia
Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


530. Name: MANAFI ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 24/10/2009
Dissertation title: Η ελληνική ναυμαχία ως παράδειγμα συγκρουσιακών όψεων της εθναφύπνυσης, στα πλαίσια του ευρωπαϊκού διαφωτισμού
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


531. Name: TSOLAKIDOU MARINA
Graduation date: 20/10/2009
Dissertation title: Patterns of corrective feedback in child and adolescent FL classrooms
Dissertation title: Γλωσσικά Πρότυπα Διορθωτικών Αντιδράσεων σε Ξενόγλωσσες Τάξεις Παιδιών και Εφήβων
Supervisor: Agathopoulou Eleni

Much research has been carried out to investigate the role of corrective feedback and uptake in English Second Language (ESL) and English Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. Following Lyster and Ranta’s (1997) categorization of the types of corrective feedback and uptake many studies have shown that recasts are the most frequent but the least effective types of corrective feedback as opposed to elicitation (Lyster and Ranta, 1997; Panova and Lyster, 2002; Lochtman, 2002; Loewen and Philp, 2006; Havranek, 2002; Lyster and Mori, 2006; Sheen, 2004). The present study took place in Greece and set out to confirm this claim taking also into consideration the parameters of age, level and class size. Statistical analysis was run to show the relationship of these variables. Six EFL classrooms of English and German with 49 students of different age, level and class number both from public and private language schools were observed. The total time of the recording was 496 minutes (8,5 hours). Results were statistically significant both for corrective feedback and uptake as well as age, level and class size. It was shown that the amount of corrective feedback increased with age and level of language proficiency whereas it was reversely proportionate to class size in that the smaller number of students the more the corrective feedback provided. Recasts followed by repetition were the most frequent type of corrective feedback but the least effective. In contrast, elicitation across all classes and metalinguistic clues in the adolescents were the most effective since they produced student-generated repair.


532. Name: PANIGYRAKI NATASA
Graduation date: 18/10/2009
Dissertation title: Code-switching in the ELT classroom
Dissertation title: Εναλλαγή κώδικα στην τάξη διδασκαλίας της αγγλικής γλώσσας
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi

The alternating use of two or more languages or varieties of the same language in the course of a conversation is a linguistic phenomenon widely known as code-switching. It has traditionally been the subject matter of research in bilingual or multilingual settings but little has this phenomenon been investigated within the context of a Greek-English-language classroom. Foreign language teaching is most usually undertaken not by a bilingual teacher but by a monolingual who is qualified to teach a language different from his own to other monolinguals. It seems plausible then to assume that the teacher in such a setting –at least in beginners’ classes – will switch to the mother tongue for various reasons. It is this assumption that the present study principally attempts to test by analysing the recordings from three different classes in a foreign language school (‘frontistirio’) in Greece. The results show that teachers indeed make greater use of the mother tongue in low-level classes and less in higher proficiency classes. The teachers’ switches carry out a variety of functions which will be investigated below.


533. Name: MARAZI KATERINA
Graduation date: 28/9/2009
Dissertation title: Cinematic perceptions and ambivalent dichotomies: Christopher Nolan's batman begins and the dark knight in a post 9/11 world
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda


534. Name: KOURTELLARIDOU ELENI
Graduation date: 21/9/2009
Dissertation title: Fighting the Way for an Affirmative Cultural Position of the Coloured Female Identity in Three Postcolonial Plays
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


535. Name: EFSTATHIADI KALLIOPI
Graduation date: 8/9/2009
Dissertation title: The use of epistemic modality markers as a means of hedging and boosting by L1 and L2 speakers of Modern Greek: A corpus-based study in informal letter-writing
Dissertation title: Η χρήση δεικτών επιστημικής τροπικότητας ως μέσα μετριασμού και έμφασης από φυσικούς και μη-φυσικούς ομιλητές της ανεπίσημης/μη-τυπικής επιστολής
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina

The thesis explores the semantic area of Epistemic Modality in Modern Greek, by means of a corpus-based research on informal letter-writing. A comparative, quantitative study was performed between written corpora of non-native informants with various language backgrounds and Greek native speakers. A number of epistemic markers were contextualised to reveal the ways they are used in order to express the speaker's stance while performing a number of discourse-pragmatic functions without violating the societal norms of politeness.


536. Name: GEORGANTIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 13/7/2009
Dissertation title: Σημειωτική της Θεσσαλονίκης: Σημειωτική Ανάλυση μιας Συνέντευξης της Πόλης
Supervisor: BOKLUND-LAGOPOULOU KARIN


537. Name: KANITAKI EKATERINI
Graduation date: 13/7/2009
Dissertation title: The Matrix Metropolis: Το Σώμα ως Υποκείμενο και η Λειτουργία στον Κινηματογράφο Επιστημονικής Φαντασίας
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOY TATIANI


538. Name: LAMPROU DESPINA
Graduation date: 28/5/2009
Dissertation title: Το μεταφραστικό φαινόμενο στο πλαίσιο της παγκοσμιοποίησης: ισχυρές και ασθενείς γλώσσες. Η περίπτωση της ελληνικής.
Supervisor: Vretta-Panidou Ekaterini
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


539. Name: RODIOU EVDOXIA
Graduation date: 28/5/2009
Dissertation title: Προσεγγίσεις του μύθου του Έρωτα και της Ψυχής στις Μεταμορφώσεις του Λουκίου Απουλήιου
Supervisor: FRERIS GEORGIOS


540. Name: MPENETOS IOANNIS
Graduation date: 14/5/2009
Dissertation title: Ειρωνία και χιούμορ στον Jonathan Swift - Οι τρόποι του Swift
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


541. Name: PAPADIMITRIOU MARIA
Graduation date: 3/4/2009
Dissertation title: Explorations of the posthuman in Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy
Dissertation title: Διερευνώντας το Μετα-ανθρώπινο στην Τριλογία Xenogenesis της Octavia E. Butler.
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna

The project explores the way Octavia Butler approaches posthumanism in the Xenogenesis trilogy and illustrates the revision of the homo sapiens she proposes for a posthuman future. The first chapter discusses Butler's representation of a posthuman subjectivity grounded on hybridity, multiplicity, flexibility, relatedness, and interdependence. Reading the three novels (Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago) through postmodern theorists Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, Gloria Anzaldua and Sherryl Vint, the essay argues that Butler promotes a nomadic posthuman subject, who forms a mestizaje of intersecting identities and acknowledges her/himself as materially connected to the rest of the world. The second chapter focuses on the way Butler portrays the posthuman body in Xenogenesis and on the role she believes the flesh will/should play in a posthuman future. Examining the trilogy through feminist theorists of the body, such as Elizabeth Grosz, Linda Birke, Magrit Schildrick and Janet Price, the essay argues that Butler stresses the importance of an embodied posthuman existence and the contribution of physicality to the formation of posthuman subjectivity. Informed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological theory of the body, the essay also asserts that Butler favors the lived posthuman body. Finally, relying on Michel Foucault's theory on power,it analyzes the power relations Butler intends to expose regarding the knowledge of the body and the biomedical interventions in its structure.


542. Name: KOGIONI CHARIKLIA
Graduation date: 9/3/2009
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Loupaki Elpida
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


543. Name: MADEMLIS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 9/2/2009
Dissertation title: Uncanny Distortions in David Lynch's Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


544. Name: BABIC MARINA
Graduation date: 17/12/2008
Dissertation title: Κοινωνιοϊστορική Διάσταση και ο Λόγος του Αφηγητή στα Μυθιστορήματα "Διαβάζοντας τη Χάνα" τοιυ Bernard Schlink, "Σαν τον Κάβουρα" του Gunter Grass και το "Χρυσάφι του Κόσμου" του Sebastiano Vassali
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI


545. Name: REKKA SOULTANA
Graduation date: 16/12/2008
Dissertation title: "Μήδεια" της Christa Wolff
Supervisor: FRERIS GEORGIOS


546. Name: KATSARIDOU MARIA
Graduation date: 15/12/2008
Dissertation title: Οι Νεκρές Αγαπημένες των Χάινε, Πόε και Μπωντλέρ.
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


547. Name: OIKONOMOU ANNA
Graduation date: 15/12/2008
Dissertation title: Η Λογοτεχνική Διαδρομή της Δυσέρωτης και Ευκλέους Φαίδρας από τον Ευριπίδη στον Ρίτσο
Supervisor: FRERIS GEORGIOS


548. Name: TSAKALIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 15/12/2008
Dissertation title: Δημιουργία ιστοσελίδας με οδηγίες προς ναυτιλομένους για νέους / εκκολαπτόμενους μεταφραστές. Μεταφραστικά εργαλεία.
Supervisor: Kyriakopoulou Panagiota
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


549. Name: TSEPELI MARIANTHI
Graduation date: 5/12/2008
Dissertation title: Αυτοβιογραφία και Κινηματογράφος
Supervisor: CHRYSANTHOPOULOS MICHAEL


550. Name: GRIVA EFTHIMIA
Graduation date: 24/11/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση
Supervisor: Kasapi Eleni
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


551. Name: STOICA DANIELA
Graduation date: 20/11/2008

Dissertation title: The Relation Human Body-Culture-Power Systems in Franz Kafka's "The Penal Colony" and Bernard Schlink's "Διαβάζοντας τη Χάνα"
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI


552. Name: KRITIKOU MARIA
Graduation date: 12/11/2008

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


553. Name: TZEVELEKOS DIONYSIOS
Graduation date: 3/11/2008
Dissertation title: American Landscapes in European Opera: Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Paradigm
Supervisor: Rapatzikou Tatiani


554. Name: EVAGGELAKI SIRAGO
Graduation date: 29/10/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Kontos Nikolaos
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


555. Name: MISIOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 29/10/2008
Dissertation title: Πολιτισμικά ειδοποιές αναφορές και μεταφραστικές στρατηγικές: Η περίπτωση του έργου "Βίος και Πολιτεία" του Αλέξη Ζορμπά Ν. Καζαντζάκη.
Supervisor: Kontos Nikolaos
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


556. Name: THEODORIDOU ANNA
Graduation date: 20/10/2008
Dissertation title: The Androgyne as an Image of Rebellion Against Patriarchal Images of Gender Essentialism: Androgynous Representations in 20th C Literature
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


557. Name: AXIOTI ARETI
Graduation date: 6/10/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Kontos Nikolaos
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


558. Name: GEORGIADOU EKATERINI-SOFIA
Graduation date: 6/10/2008

Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


559. Name: KOUTSIMANI AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 6/10/2008
Dissertation title: Racial Politics and the Construction of Identity in White American Children's Literature: The Case of The Adventures of Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird
Dissertation title: Φυλετική πολιτική και σχηματισμός ταυτότητας στη λευκή αμερικανική λογοτεχνία: η περίπτωση των "Οι περιπέτειες του Χάλκμπερι Φιν" και "Το να σκοτώνεις ένα κοτσύφι"
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi

Race relations is an important social issue which has been reflected in children’s literature thus posing the question of whether the latter can be used as a medium for propaganda in favor of a particular racial ideology. More specifically, in white American children’s fiction, the relationship between whites and blacks has been explored by nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers who have provided American readership with classics presented from the point of view of white children narrators. This thesis will focus on two white American children’s classics, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1884, and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, which remain popular among young American readers in the twenty-first century and are both first-person children’s narrations. Based on Peter Hollindale’s, Jacques Ellul’s and Raymond Williams’s theoretical material regarding ideology, propaganda and cultural hegemony as well as Fredric Jameson’s doctrine of the political unconscious and Michel Foucault’s theory of discourse, it will try to examine whether white American children’s literature as it has evolved in the last two centuries serves as the ground for promoting a certain racial ideology against African Americans, thus affecting the shaping of the readers’ sense of national identity. In particular, the thesis will attempt to offer a comparative analysis of the two classics locating each one in its own context with a view to revealing instances of propaganda, racial prejudice or stereotypes against blacks perpetuated by the white children first-person narrators. Through the use of Andrea Schwenke Wyile’s narrative theory and theory of narrative engagement, emphasis will be placed on the choice of white children as both narrators and protagonists, the extent to which they contribute to the dissemination of propaganda and the potential impact on young American readers’ self-development and construction of identity. The thesis will concentrate on the way racial ideology can be produced and instilled in the minds of children readers to expose the continuity of the issue of white racism against blacks in white American children’s fiction nowadays. Finally, by drawing attention to contemporary American racial ideology, it will critically assess the effectiveness of white American children’s fiction as a medium for racist propaganda against blacks and suggest possible ways of protecting young American children readers from being influenced by American racial politics toward African Americans.


560. Name: KOUTSIMANI STAMATIA
Graduation date: 29/9/2008
Dissertation title: Identity Formation in Biracial Female Authors' Narratives of Passing: Transgressing Racial and Sexual Boundaries in Nella Larsen's Passing and Danzy Senna's Caucasian
Dissertation title: Σχηματισμός ταυτότητας στις διηγήσεις περάσματος μιγάδων γυναικών συγγραφέων : Υπερβαίνοντας φυλετικά και σεξουαλικά σύνορα στο Πέρασμα της Νίλα Λάρσεν και την Καυκασία της Ντάνζι Σένα
Supervisor: Detsi Zoi

The complex presence of the mulatta figure in American cultural history is mostly reflected in twentieth-century narratives of passing where the light-skinned enough to pass Negress becomes a vehicle for challenging both the color line and the very notions of blackness and whiteness. Contrary to nineteenth-century whites’ stereotypical representations of the “tragic mulatta” as a victim of her divided racial heritage, the use of the passing mulatta by twentieth-century biracial female authors has served to criticize racial as well as gender essentialisms. In this respect, this thesis will focus on Nella Larsen’s Passing, published in 1929 and Danzy Senna’s Caucasia, published in 1998, trying to show how the changing representation of the passing mulatta characters reflects the gradual reversal of the tragic mulatta myth and reveals the interconnections among race, gender, class and sexuality in different sociopolitical contexts. By examining the authors’ use of the passing mulatta as a trope through which to question the dominant political and racial ideology of their time, the thesis will attempt to explain how the biracial female characters’ transgression of racial and gender boundaries contributes to the understanding of identity as constructed and performed. More specifically, the reading of Passing and Caucasia will be based on Judith Butler’s concept of gender performativity and Catherine Rottenberg’s theoretical discussion of race performativity. In addition, Kimberle Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality, which is central to Valerie Smith’s notion of black feminism, will play a major role in the analysis of the two works.Based on a comparative analysis of the novels, the thesis will draw attention to the central mulatta characters’ search for racial and gender identities, with a view to tracing potential changes in the authors’ employment of the passing theme in the increasingly multicultural US racial context. Moreover, by highlighting the passing novels’ difference from stereotypical depictions of mulatta figures, the thesis aims at responding to questions regarding racial dualism and ongoing debates over mixed race identity. On the whole, it will reveal that the biracial female authors’ representations of the permeable borders between identity categories serve to challenge dominant cultural understandings of racial and gender differences which have long contributed to the mulatta figure’s liminal status in American society.


561. Name: SOTIRIADOU IRO
Graduation date: 29/9/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Kontos Nikolaos
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


562. Name: DELIOU PETROULA
Graduation date: 25/9/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


563. Name: NTAKARI VIRGINIA
Graduation date: 25/9/2008
Dissertation title: “Encumbered by the trapping of metaphor”. On-stage negotiations of cancer in western culture
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


564. Name: PARCHARIDIS ANESTIS
Graduation date: 25/9/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


565. Name: STROEBEL WILLIAM
Graduation date: 25/9/2008
Dissertation title: Ο Αντιρεαλισμός και το Μετακείμενο στον Beckett και τον Αλεξάνδρου
Supervisor: EVANGELOU KONSTANTINA


566. Name: PAPAVASILIOU ANDROMACHI
Graduation date: 24/6/2008

Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


567. Name: ALMOUZOU VEATRIKI
Graduation date: 16/6/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση του άρθρου "le gout de terroir" από το περιοδικό "Le Francais dans le monde"
Supervisor: Nenopoulou-Drosou Antonia
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


568. Name: KONTOGIANNOPOULOU ANNA
Graduation date: 16/6/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση από το βιβλίο Apprendre a' Apprendre των Andre Giordan και Jerome Saltet
Supervisor: Nenopoulou - Drousou Antonia
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


569. Name: ASTERIADOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 11/6/2008
Dissertation title: An acoustic study of V-V Coarticulation in Greek
Supervisor: Nicolaidis Katerina


570. Name: ELEFTHERIADOU ARGIRO
Graduation date: 3/6/2008

Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


571. Name: POIMENIDIS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 23/5/2008
Dissertation title: giorgos_poimenidis@yahoo.gr
Supervisor: MACRI GABRIELA


572. Name: SAVVIDOU EKATERINI
Graduation date: 14/5/2008
Dissertation title: Guy de Maupassant
Supervisor: TIKTOPOULOU EKATERINI


573. Name: NIKOLOPOULOU CHRYSOULA
Graduation date: 13/5/2008
Dissertation title: Λογοτεχνικός μύθος και Διακειμενικότητα: Ο Μύθος της Μήδειας στα ομώνυμα έργα της Christa Wolf και του Μέντη Μποσταντζόγλου.
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI


574. Name: PASCHOU MARIA
Graduation date: 13/5/2008
Dissertation title: "Μυθολογίες - Μάθημα" "Όμορφη Θεσσαλονίκη: Τοπωνυμιακή περιγραφή του δικτυακά ρυθμισμένου χώρου υπό το πρίσμα της αισθητικής"
Supervisor: BOKLUND-ΛΑΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΡΙΝ


575. Name: ADAMPA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 5/2/2008
Dissertation title: Ο Αυτοπροσωπογραφίες της Φρίντα Κάλο: Προς μία (Μετα)νεωτερική Αυτοβιογραφία
Supervisor: CHRYSANTHOPOULOS MICHAEL


576. Name: SPIRIDOPOULOU DESPINA
Graduation date: 29/1/2008
Dissertation title: Η έννοια του χρόνου, του παρελθόντος και της μνήμης στα μυθιστορήματα Mrs Dallaway της Virgiania Wolf, Enfance της Natalie Sorrante και Oranges are not the only fruits της Jeannette Winterson.
Supervisor: IOKIMIDOU LITO


577. Name: RESTA ZOI
Graduation date: 1/1/2008

Languages: EN > EL, DE > EL


578. Name: THEODOROU SOTIRIA
Graduation date: 1/1/2008
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη μετάφραση του κειμένου SIDA le combat sans repita από την ιστοσελίδα https://www2.cnrs.fr/presse/article/1306
Supervisor: Nenopoulou-Drosou Antonia
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


579. Name: ZIGOULIANOS ATHANASIOS
Graduation date: 1/1/2008

Languages: EN > EL, ES > EL


580. Name: GIALAVOUZI MILIA
Graduation date: 27/11/2007
Dissertation title: Η τέχνη ως ironic simulacrum. Το παράδειγμα ενός θεατρικού έργου: ΄Ακης Δήμου,…και Ιουλιέττα
Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


581. Name: NIKOLAOU IRINI
Graduation date: 22/11/2007
Dissertation title: Η Μυθοποίηση και η απομυθοποίηση της Ελληνικότητας στο Μυθιστόρημα του Άρη Φακίνου "Τα Παιδιά του Οδυσσέα"
Supervisor: RASIDAKI ALEXANDRA


582. Name: TITOMICHELAKI GEORGIA
Graduation date: 22/11/2007

Dissertation title: The use of gender-neutral language: A case study of European Parliament texts translated from English into Greek
Supervisor:
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL

In the present MA thesis, I try to analyse the ways in which grammatical gender is expressed when translating European Union (EU) texts during the period 2008-2009. More specifically, a comparative study is performed between press releases published by the European Parliament (EP) written in English and their respective renditions into Greek. The aim of this thesis is to explore the choices that are preferred for the attribution of grammatical gender when translating from a genderless source language (SL), such as English, to a gendered target language (TL), like Greek for instance. In 2008, under the auspices of the EP, a handbook was published entitled Gender-Neutral Language in the European Parliament, in order to promote the use of gender-fair and bias-free language in all of its parliamentary publications and written communications. In effect, the degree to which the guide’s principles are applied in translation form the subject matter of the present study. In order to examine whether the EP has actually applied the principle of gender neutrality, EP press releases translated before and after the publication of these guidelines, namely in 2008 and 2009 are comparatively studied. As a matter of fact, this thesis aims to observe the degree to which gender-fair practices have been adopted, so as to delimit -if not to eradicate- the use of sexist language.


583. Name: MPITOULI POLICHRONIA
Graduation date: 12/11/2007
Dissertation title: Η Αλλοτρίωση όπως εμφανίζεται μέσα από τα Έργα του Alberto Moravia: Η Πλήξη και Οι Αδιάφοροι: Μια Κοινωνιολογική Ανάγνωση
Supervisor: EVANGELOU KONSTANTINA


584. Name: APOSTOLOPOYLOU ATHINA
Graduation date: 10/11/2007
Dissertation title: Chivalric Ideology in the Political and Religious (Con)Texts of Courtly Romance
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


585. Name: PITHAGORA CRISOPIGI
Graduation date: 31/10/2007

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL & EL>EN ES > EL EN > EL FR, ES, EN, EL


586. Name: VITINIOTIS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 31/10/2007

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL, ES > EL


587. Name: TSIARA STAVROULA
Graduation date: 25/10/2007
Dissertation title: Homo Faber: Μορφές Διπολικότητας σε ένα Μοντερνιστικό Κείμενο με Εφαρμογές Βασικών Θέσεων της Σχολής της Φρανκφούρτης μέσα στο Λογοτεχνικό Έργο
Supervisor: GEORGOPOULOU ELENI


588. Name: GALAITSATOU ALIKI
Graduation date: 24/10/2007
Dissertation title: Ο Faust του Goethe και το Σολωμικό Έργο: Μια Εκλεκτική Συγγένεια
Supervisor: ZACHOU EKATERINI


589. Name: TOPALI ATHANASIA
Graduation date: 24/10/2007

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


590. Name: VLACHOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 24/10/2007
Dissertation title: Ο Μύθος της Ωραίας Ελένης στην Ελένη του Ευριπίδη, στον Φάουστ του Γκαίτε και στην Οδύσσεια του Καζαντζάκη
Supervisor: ZACHOU EKATERINI


591. Name: IOANNIDOU ATHINA
Graduation date: 1/10/2007

Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


592. Name: PAPADIMITRIOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 3/9/2007

Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


593. Name: CHRYSOPOYLOU MAKRINA
Graduation date: 12/7/2007
Dissertation title: Chicano Folklore Through a Magical Realist Lens: The Case of Rudolfo Anaya's Fiction
Dissertation title: Η Μεταφυσική Παρουσίαση Λαογραφικών Στοιχείων της Μεξικανοαμερικακινής Παράδοσης στη Λογοτεχνία του Ρουντόλφο Ανάγια
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos

Rudolfo Anaya is a late 20th century Chicano author. Writing during a period of sociopolitical upheaval for his people he has been often accused of indifference towards their struggles. Based on his extensive use of Chicano folklore, some critics dismissed his writings as politically irrelevant, devoid of any historical reference whatsoever. My case is that such accusations are highly unjust. Anaya makes use of Chicano tradition and values, reconstructing them in a way that imparts a lesson for his people’s present and future. Constructing folklore through the narrative mode of magical realism, (a mode that allows for the reconciliation of opposites) Anaya preaches for a dialectical coexistence of the contradictory forces in Chicano reality as the antidote to Chicano identity quest and the first step to a social change process. I attempt to prove my case by exploring his first two novels, Bless Me, Ultima(1971) and Heart of Aztlan (1976).


594. Name: SDROLIA CHRYSOYLA
Graduation date: 11/7/2007
Dissertation title: The interception of war and mobility in Salman Rushdie fiction
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie


595. Name: KALAMARA FOTEINI
Graduation date: 21/6/2007
Dissertation title: Native American Identity Crisis in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and James Welch's Winter in the Blood
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


596. Name: FIDANI MARIA
Graduation date: 20/6/2007


597. Name: LASKARAKI MARIA
Graduation date: 23/4/2007
Dissertation title: Μετάφραση μελετών περιπτώσεων σε θέμα το Marketing και σχολιασμός της μετάφρασης
Supervisor: Plakogiannaki Maria - Emmanouela
Languages: EN>EL,FR>EL


598. Name: PAPAIOANNOU MARIA-TEREZA
Graduation date: 29/3/2007
Dissertation title: Τυπολογία κειμένων και μεταφραστική διαδικασία: η περίπτωση των ταξιδωτικών οδηγών
Supervisor: Grammenidis Symeon
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


599. Name: LIKODIMOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 26/3/2007
Dissertation title: Η μεταφραστική πρακτική στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση: Μια προσέγγιση βάσει της Συνθήκης για τη θέσπιση συντάγματος της Ευρώπης
Supervisor: Vretta-Panidou Ekaterini
Languages: EN>EL, IT>EL


600. Name: MOTAKI EFTICHIA
Graduation date: 26/3/2007
Dissertation title: Σχολιασμένη Μετάφραση
Supervisor: Wiedenmayer Anthi
Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


601. Name: FILIAGKOS CHARALAMPOS
Graduation date: 22/3/2007

Languages: EN > EL, FR > EL


602. Name: GRAMENOU KALIROI
Graduation date: 22/3/2007

Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


603. Name: ZOURNATZIDOU CHRISOULA
Graduation date: 22/3/2007

Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


604. Name: EVANGELOU FOTEINI
Graduation date: 16/3/2007
Dissertation title: Intensive and extensive vocabulary learning through reading
Supervisor: Mattheoudakis Marina


605. Name: DIMOULAS DIMOS
Graduation date: 5/3/2007
Dissertation title: Συνείδηση, χρόνος και πραγματικότητα: Στοιχεία και τεχνικές του μοντερνισμού στα μυθιστορήματα "Η κυρία Ντάλαγουεη" και "Στο Φάρο" της Βιρτζίνια Γουλφ
Supervisor: IOAKIMIDOY LITO


606. Name: GRAMMATIKOU ANNA
Graduation date: 5/3/2007
Dissertation title: Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes: Λόγος και Υποκείμενο μέσα από τον αυτοβιογραφικό λόγο
Supervisor: CHRYSANTHOPOULOS MICHAEL


607. Name: MOSCHOVIDOU MARINA
Graduation date: 16/1/2007
Dissertation title: A Southern Sense of Place: The Fiction of Eudora Welty
Supervisor: Theodosiadou Georgia


608. Name: KOUTROUMANIDOU ASIMENIA
Graduation date: 11/1/2007
Dissertation title: A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Presentation of Identification in Hitchcock's Psycho
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


609. Name: MOUNTZOURIS PANAGIOTIS
Graduation date: 14/11/2006
Dissertation title: Ο Αυτοβιογραφικός Λόγος στο Μυθιστόρημα της Εφηβείας: "Λεωνής του Γ. Θεοτοκά
Supervisor: CHRYSANTHOPOULOS MICHAEL


610. Name: CHATZIDAKIS ANDREAS
Graduation date: 6/10/2006

Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL & FR>EL


611. Name: FRILIGKOU CHRISTINA
Graduation date: 6/10/2006

Languages: EN>EL, DE>EL


612. Name: VAITSIS GUAJARDO VERONICA KONSTANTINA
Graduation date: 6/10/2006

Languages: EN>EL, ES>EL & EL>ES


613. Name: CHATZIPOULIDOU MARIA
Graduation date: 26/9/2006
Dissertation title: On the Way Out: Posthuman Represantations in Greg Egan's Quarantine, Permutation City and Diaspora
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


614. Name: PANAGIOTOPOYLOU OLGA-ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 26/9/2006
Dissertation title: Legend and Truth in American Letters: The Case of E. A. Poe
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda


615. Name: STAMBOULI EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 26/9/2006
Dissertation title: Η Αναβίωση του Φιλμ Νουάρ και η Σχέση του με τη Μεταμοντέρνα Κουλτούρα
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


616. Name: TZIAFETA STELLA
Graduation date: 26/9/2006
Dissertation title: Ο Ρεαλισμός στον Μεσαίωνα: Μια συγκριτική μελέτη των γαλλικών fabliaux του Βοκάκιο και του Chaucer
Supervisor: BOKLUND-ΛΑΓΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΡΙΝ


617. Name: XENIKAKIS DIONISIOS
Graduation date: 22/9/2006

Supervisor: NAOUM IOANNA


618. Name: BATSI ANNA
Graduation date: 24/7/2006
Dissertation title: Language Disorders and Cognition: The comprehension and production of Modern Greek media-passive structures in normally developing and language impaired children
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


619. Name: TSIOTSIS GEORGIOS
Graduation date: 10/7/2006
Dissertation title: Communicative Testing and Communicative Instructions. How feasible are these?
Supervisor: Antonopoulou Niovi


620. Name: KOSTA AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 28/6/2006
Dissertation title: Imaginative Colonization: Greek Folk Dances in French anr British Travelogues of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


621. Name: FELEKI DESPINA
Graduation date: 22/5/2006
Dissertation title: Ο Κατά Συρροή Δολοφόνος στα Μυθιστορήματα του Thomas Harris "The Silence of the Lambs" και "Hannibal" μέσα στα Όρια της Γοτθικής και της Μεταγοτθικής Παράδοσης
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI


622. Name: PAPADOPOULOS THOMAS
Graduation date: 9/3/2006
Dissertation title: Postmodern Melodrama in the Films of Pedro Almodovar
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


623. Name: GKERTZOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 27/2/2006
Dissertation title: Maternal Topocentrism, the Development of the Hero's Masculinity, and Topophilic Politicization in Celtic and Southern Folklore
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


624. Name: PASALIDOU OLGA
Graduation date: 27/2/2006
Dissertation title: Narrow paths of instruction: A Kleinian/Object-relations re-reading of Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and The tenant of Wildfell Hall
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


625. Name: PAPAKONSTANTINOU MARIA
Graduation date: 1/2/2006
Dissertation title: The acquisition of Reflexive and Passive Readings of Non-active voice morphology in L1 Greek
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


626. Name: PARISAKI IRINI
Graduation date: 1/1/2006


627. Name: VLACHOU PASCHALINA
Graduation date: 1/1/2006

Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


628. Name: CHORTARGIA VASILIKI
Graduation date: 20/12/2005
Dissertation title: Delving into the Contradictory World of a Genius: Woody Allen's Little Men and the Magnitude of his Women
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


629. Name: MICHAILIDOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 20/12/2005
Dissertation title: Γλωσσική ανάπτυξη σε μια μελέτη περίπτωσης συνδρόμου DOWN
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


630. Name: LAIOU GARYFALLIA
Graduation date: 29/11/2005
Dissertation title: Can reading promote vocabulary learning? A preliminary study into incidental vocabulary acquisition
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


631. Name: LIOYPA STYLIANI
Graduation date: 23/11/2005
Dissertation title: The Effect of Glossing on Vocabulary Learning
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


632. Name: LAFARA TRIANTAFYLLENIA
Graduation date: 21/11/2005
Dissertation title: Form-Focused Instruction: Variables affecting Grammar Instruction in the EFL classroom
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


633. Name: KOTAMPITSI MARIA
Graduation date: 11/11/2005
Dissertation title: The idea of beauty and its redefinition as a fluid field of the female body in Toni Morrison’s The bluest eye, The baby and Jazz
Supervisor: Kitsi-Mitakou Katerina


634. Name: GKOLIA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 9/11/2005
Dissertation title: Teaching English in the Greek Prmary Classloom: A Study of Teachers' and Pupils' Beliefs and Attitudes
Supervisor: Sougari Areti-Maria


635. Name: PAPACHRISTOU STYLIANI
Graduation date: 31/10/2005
Dissertation title: Africa narrated and invented: the making of Colonial subjects with the ambivalence of colonial discourse
Supervisor: Yiannopoulou Effie


636. Name: GKONI DESPOINA
Graduation date: 18/10/2005
Dissertation title: Racial and spatial concerns in Pam Gem's Deborah's daughter
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


637. Name: KORAVOS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 1/9/2005
Dissertation title: Present and Aorist Participles in Modern Greek: A Sociolinguistic Approach
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


638. Name: SAKARELI ELPINIKI
Graduation date: 1/9/2005
Dissertation title: Performance Gender: The Case of Women Politicians in the Context of Tv News Magazines
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


639. Name: GEORGIOU GEORGIA
Graduation date: 20/5/2005

Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


640. Name: TERZIS VASILIOS
Graduation date: 20/5/2005

Languages: EN>EL, FR>EL


641. Name: ELLINIDOU STELLA
Graduation date: 22/11/2004
Dissertation title: "A Laying On of Hands": Black Women Writers Exploring Female Bonding in African American Communities
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


642. Name: SOTIRIOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 22/11/2004
Dissertation title: Transforming a "Rare Culture": American Personal-Trauma Narratives as Tools of Awakening
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


643. Name: DIMITRIADIS GIORGOS
Graduation date: 5/11/2004
Dissertation title: Dark reflections: A reli(e)vingaggressivity in a Lacanian approach to Tim Burton’s cinematic fantasy
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


644. Name: MICHAILIDOU SOTIRIA
Graduation date: 5/11/2004
Dissertation title: Agatha Cristie's Uncanny: a journey into the depths of detective fiction
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


645. Name: RISTANI MARIA
Graduation date: 1/11/2004
Dissertation title: Those arms at last: mourning and melancholia in Samuel Beckett’s Rockaby
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


646. Name: VOULOUTIDOU ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 25/10/2004
Dissertation title: Corrective Feedback in L2 acquisition: A study on the Use of Corrective Feedback by Teachers of English and Learners Uptake in Greek foreign language Institutes
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


647. Name: KATSAROY NIKOLETA
Graduation date: 27/9/2004
Dissertation title: Motivation in Learning English as a Foreign Language
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


648. Name: FOUTZITZI MARIA
Graduation date: 23/9/2004
Dissertation title: The supernatural and the other in African American women’s fiction of the 20th century
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


649. Name: PAPAGIANNIS NIKOLAOS
Graduation date: 23/9/2004
Dissertation title: Masculinities in postmodern science fiction Hollywood cinema
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


650. Name: GKLAMPANTANIDOU IOANNA
Graduation date: 14/9/2004
Dissertation title: The implementation of the cross-curricular approach by teachers of English in primary and secondary schools in Thessaloniki
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


651. Name: ZAITIDOU KYRIAKI
Graduation date: 29/6/2004
Dissertation title: Δυσλεξία: Βιβλιογραφική επισκόπηση και μελέτη περίπτωσης στην Ελληνική
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


652. Name: TZORTZI ELENI
Graduation date: 24/6/2004
Dissertation title: Dispersing Centre and Centralizing Periphery: De- and Re-mythologizations in Ezra Pound's The Cantos
Supervisor: Tragiannoydi Paschalia


653. Name: PERISTERI ELENI
Graduation date: 2/6/2004
Dissertation title: Η ασάφεια του Broca στην Ελληνική
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


654. Name: MASTROKOSTA IOANNA
Graduation date: 5/4/2004
Dissertation title: L2 Acquisition and the constructionof the IL: A study of the Null Subject Parameter in the Interlanguage Grammars of Intermediate & Advanced Greek learners of English
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


655. Name: GIANNELI ELENI
Graduation date: 27/3/2004
Dissertation title: Greek American Identity & New Aspects of Cinematic Represantation: The Case of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


656. Name: GIANNOULAKI ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 16/3/2004
Dissertation title: "Harold Pinter's 'Corpo-Reality': A Phenomenological Merleau-pontian Approach"
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


657. Name: GKELI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 3/3/2004
Dissertation title: A Good (Hi)Story to Tell: Discerning the Borderline between Fact and Fiction in Nicholas Gage's Eleni and Stratis Haviaras' The Heroic Age
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


658. Name: GIANNAKOYDI AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 23/1/2004
Dissertation title: Focus Theory: A syntactic account of focus structures
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


659. Name: LYSIKATOS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 10/12/2003
Dissertation title: An Alternative Approach to Input Processing: Combining Processing Instruction and Output Production
Supervisor: Matthaioudakis Marina


660. Name: STOLTIDOU ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 9/12/2003
Dissertation title: "Performing the Incarnate Struggle towards (Inter) Subjectivity: The Case of Pinter, Beckett, Mamet and Eustathiadi"
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


661. Name: THEOFANOUS ACHILLEAS
Graduation date: 5/12/2003
Dissertation title: The Polysemy of Under
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


662. Name: MAVRIDOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 28/11/2003
Dissertation title: Second Language Acquisition: the case of Turkish-speaking learners of Greek
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


663. Name: FETA PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 7/10/2003
Dissertation title: Em-Bodying the Woman: Represantations of the Female Body in Male and Female Surrealist Discourse
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


664. Name: TIALLIOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 23/9/2003
Dissertation title: Cinematic Narrative as the Ultimate Abjection through the Figures of the Monstrous Feminine
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


665. Name: SPONTI EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 11/9/2003
Dissertation title: Towards a Developmental SLA Curricullum for Young Learners (3-6 years)
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


666. Name: PETKOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 4/7/2003
Dissertation title: (N)e(u)rotic Bodies: Hysteria and the Re-inscription of the Maternal in Hamlet and Macbeth
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


667. Name: DALAMITROU MARIA
Graduation date: 17/4/2003
Dissertation title: "The Politics of Time and Space from Modernism to Postmodernism: T. S. Eliot and Charles Olson"
Supervisor: Tragiannoydi Paschalia


668. Name: PAPAKOSTA DOROTHEA
Graduation date: 31/3/2003
Dissertation title: Medieval Corporealities: The Ideology of Chivalry and the Construction of the Masculine Body in Malory's Monte D' Arthur
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


669. Name: GROUNIDOU MARIA
Graduation date: 16/9/2002
Dissertation title: For the Love of a Vampire: The Politics of Love in the Novels of Anne Rice, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Suzy McKee Charnas
Supervisor: Yemenetzi-Malathoyni Smaragda


670. Name: VASILEIOU MARIA
Graduation date: 10/9/2002
Dissertation title: Revealing the mask of psychoanalysis in Alfred Hitchcock's films
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


671. Name: PANTAZI SOFIA
Graduation date: 5/9/2002
Dissertation title: Modernism and the great war: a comparative approach to three war novels
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


672. Name: ROFAELAS APOSTOLOS
Graduation date: 15/7/2002
Dissertation title: "The Invention of the Southern Nation: The Cavalier Myth-Symbol Complex of Old and New Southern Ethnicity and Nationalism"
Supervisor: Theodosiadou Georgia


673. Name: AMOIRIDOU VENETIA
Graduation date: 26/4/2002
Dissertation title: Mother-Daughter Relationships in Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin, The Robber Bride and Aias Grace: A Psychoanalytic Approach
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


674. Name: MARTINAKI KASSIANI
Graduation date: 24/4/2002
Dissertation title: J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Writing a Hobbit/English National Identity
Supervisor: Giannopoylou Efthymia


675. Name: FILIPPOU GIANNA
Graduation date: 27/3/2002
Dissertation title: Fairy Tales Old and New: A Kleinian Approach to the Mother-Daughter Plot in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Persuasion
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


676. Name: ZAFRAKA ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 21/3/2002
Dissertation title: Women and letters in late fifteenth-century England and the case of two anonymous poems: The floure and the leafe and The assembly of ladies
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


677. Name: CHATZIKYRKOU DIMITRA
Graduation date: 20/3/2002
Dissertation title: Conditionality and Hypotheticality: An exploration in English and Greek
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


678. Name: SPYROU ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 22/2/2002
Dissertation title: Neurotic Manhattanites in Quest for Self-Fulfillment: Woody Allen's Serious Comedy
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


679. Name: VASOGLOU ZARIFI
Graduation date: 4/2/2002
Dissertation title: Greek myths - American women-poets: from his-tory to her-story
Supervisor: Theodosiadou Georgia


680. Name: AL HAMMOURI RAIED
Graduation date: 20/12/2001
Dissertation title: Linguistic Relativity
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


681. Name: ARCHONTI VASILIKI
Graduation date: 6/10/2001
Dissertation title: The importance of strategies of language learning and communication in second language acquisition
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


682. Name: CHRYSOSTOMOU MARIA
Graduation date: 6/10/2001
Dissertation title: Individual learner differences and their effect on second language acquisition
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


683. Name: PARANOY MARIA
Graduation date: 6/10/2001
Dissertation title: Strategies for Listening and Reading
Dissertation title: Strategies for Listening and Reading
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


684. Name: PLIATSIOU ANNA
Graduation date: 6/10/2001
Dissertation title: Social and affective factors in second language learning: an overview
Supervisor: Gogos Alexandros


685. Name: SMAGA STERGIA
Graduation date: 6/10/2001
Dissertation title: Ανάλυση λαθών
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


686. Name: IOZIDOU MARIA
Graduation date: 3/10/2001
Dissertation title: The inner eyes. A cognitive linguistic analysis of the knowing-is-seeing metaphor
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


687. Name: ALEXANDRI DESPOINA
Graduation date: 28/9/2001
Dissertation title: Lexical Borrowing and Codeswitching in the Modern Greek Press in the Contest of the Dominance of English as a Global Language
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


688. Name: STAVRIDIS STAYROS-ALEXANDROS
Graduation date: 28/9/2001
Dissertation title: WH-Movement in Interrogatives and Relatives: Evidence from SLA
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


689. Name: VRETTOY ATHINA
Graduation date: 28/9/2001
Dissertation title: The need for Intercultural Education in the Society: Problems and Future Perspectives
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


690. Name: KALYVA ELENI
Graduation date: 31/8/2001
Dissertation title: S. T. Coliridge's Poems of Seduction: Dinning and Signing with Baudrillard
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


691. Name: PAPAGIANNI CHRYSAVGI
Graduation date: 1/6/2001
Dissertation title: Revisioning the Hollywood Indian: Native American Stereotypes in the Second Half oh the Twentieth Century
Supervisor: Kokkonis Michalis


692. Name: ZISIMOU ARETI
Graduation date: 25/5/2001
Dissertation title: Modernism(s) and Feminism(s): A Re-Reading of the Works of Gertrude Stein, Hilda Doolittle and Sylvia Plath
Supervisor: Tragiannoydi Paschalia


693. Name: ANTONIOU VIKTORIA
Graduation date: 15/5/2001
Dissertation title: Theorizing the Act of Storytelling in and through the Act of Storytelling: A Lacanian Reading of Narrative Theory in the Work of John Fowles
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


694. Name: EMMANOUILIDOU ARISTI
Graduation date: 15/5/2001
Dissertation title: "Gods Trapped in Mortality: Hamlet and the Matter of Power"
Supervisor: Krontiri Tina


695. Name: PAPADOPOYLOU EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 6/12/2000
Dissertation title: The immigrant and social progress in American fiction: four fictional cases
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


696. Name: ZIAKA AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 27/11/2000
Dissertation title: "Witnessing the Embodisment of the Self and Its World in Peter Handke's 'Kaspar'"
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


697. Name: BALTIMA ATHANASIA
Graduation date: 31/3/2000
Dissertation title: Ideology in Modern Theatre for Children in Greece
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


698. Name: BALTADAKI ELENI
Graduation date: 29/3/2000
Dissertation title: Comparativetranslation: sometheoreticalandpracticalperspectives. Thejuxtapositionof “ΒίοςκαιΠολιτείατουΑλέξηΖορμπά” byN. Kazantzakisanditstranslationas “ZormpatheGreek” byC. Wildman
Supervisor: Gogos Alexandros


699. Name: SOFRONIADOU ELENI
Graduation date: 28/3/2000
Dissertation title: Teaching English in the Greek Primary Classroom: The Mixed-Ability Issue
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


700. Name: KANARAKIS GIANNIS
Graduation date: 24/3/2000
Dissertation title: Mimesis, synthesis, homeosis: the politics and ethics of (pre/post) romantic aesthetics
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


701. Name: KARAGIANNIDOU ANETA
Graduation date: 16/3/2000
Dissertation title: When a Man Loves a Woman or When Man the Signifier Meets his Double: Man the Signified Through Woman: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Function of the Heterosexual Double in Alan J. Pakula's
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


702. Name: BASLI MARIA
Graduation date: 20/12/1999
Dissertation title: Unfinished women: problematic portrayals of the female psyche in southern drama
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


703. Name: SCHOINA MARIA
Graduation date: 9/12/1999
Dissertation title: Paradise of Exiles: Romanticized reading of Italy by Shelley and Byron
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


704. Name: ZOGRAFOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 26/11/1999
Dissertation title: Eve's daughters: female struggles for identity and independence in contemporary plays and films
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


705. Name: DOVA CHRYSANTHI
Graduation date: 24/11/1999
Dissertation title: A case of language delay: the study of the D and INFL systems in the language of a hearing impaired child
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


706. Name: PALIKISIANOU STELLA
Graduation date: 24/11/1999
Dissertation title: Dyslexia: A case study of phonological dyslexia in Greek
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


707. Name: TRAKKIDOU ANTONIA
Graduation date: 24/11/1999
Dissertation title: Thetranslator’sinterventions. A study and comparison of two translations of the same novel: The Third Wedding Wreath by Costas Taktsis translated by A. Finer and J. Chioles
Supervisor: Gogos Alexandros


708. Name: TSAMATOU EVANGELIA
Graduation date: 24/11/1999
Dissertation title: Teaching grammar in EFL classroom: Problems and perspectives
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


709. Name: TSIKARIAS DIMITRIOS
Graduation date: 24/11/1999
Dissertation title: TranslatabilityproblemsinG.B. Shaw’s “Pygmalion” andtheGreektranslationofthetextbyM. Ploritis
Supervisor: Gogos Alexandros


710. Name: GIAVIS KONSTANTINOS
Graduation date: 16/11/1999
Dissertation title: Political Chaucer: Social class and literary form in the 14th century
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


711. Name: TSINTZA ANGELIKI
Graduation date: 11/11/1999
Dissertation title: A study of the acquisition of polarity items by Greek learners of English
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


712. Name: KAPETANIOU FERENIKI
Graduation date: 9/11/1999
Dissertation title: From Bokanovsky groups to Clone Mums: Rethinking the relation between reproductive technologies and science fiction
Supervisor: Pastourmatzi Domna


713. Name: BARTZOKAS CHRYSOVALANTIS
Graduation date: 2/11/1999
Dissertation title: The language of anger
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


714. Name: POYLIOS APOSTOLOS
Graduation date: 1/11/1999
Dissertation title: Activities of questionnaires and answerers in Greek news interviews
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


715. Name: SKOYFI ELENI
Graduation date: 1/11/1999
Dissertation title: Dyslexia: A specific reading syndrome past and present issues
Supervisor: Tsimpli Ianthi-Maria


716. Name: KOUFIDOU ANASTASIA
Graduation date: 1/6/1999
Dissertation title: Watching from a Distance: European Immigrants View their Countries
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


717. Name: POTAMIANOY SOULTANA
Graduation date: 26/5/1999
Dissertation title: Confronting ethnicities in the American self
Supervisor: Patsalidis Savvas


718. Name: SYROPOULOS EVANGELOS
Graduation date: 15/5/1999
Dissertation title: “Father, I have sinned” from Kristeva to Madonna
Supervisor: Sakellaridou Elisavet


719. Name: POLYMATIDOU PANAGIOTA
Graduation date: 19/4/1999
Dissertation title: Fatal Attractions: Performing the Myth of Sappho-Corinne in M. Robinson, F. Hemans and L. Landon
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


720. Name: SIMADOPOYLOU DESPOINA
Graduation date: 1/4/1999
Dissertation title: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Aurora Lee: From Andromeda to Electra, or the Flight of the Woman Poet for Development and Creation
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


721. Name: KONSTANTINIDOU DESPOINA-ALEXANDRA
Graduation date: 30/3/1999
Dissertation title: Memory and Jacques Lacan's "Future Perfect": A Psychoanalytic Reading of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past
Supervisor: Parkin-Gounela Ruth


722. Name: DAMTSI EFTHYMIA
Graduation date: 5/3/1999
Dissertation title: Narrative Structure in the Middle English Breton Lays
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


723. Name: EMMANOUILIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 12/1/1999
Dissertation title: Chicanismo and identity formation: the diachronic quest of the true La Vida
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


724. Name: TRANTOPOYLOU VASILIKI
Graduation date: 4/12/1998
Dissertation title: The hyphenated American Identity: Fragmented psychesin a tug-of war
Supervisor: Kalogeras Yiorgos


725. Name: ZAFEIRIADOU KATIFENIA
Graduation date: 4/11/1998
Dissertation title: The function of ??? And ??? In Modern Greek
Supervisor: Koutoupi-Kiti Elisavet


726. Name: MICHALAKOPOYLOU-CHATZOPOYLOU ELISAVET
Graduation date: 27/4/1998


727. Name: SCHOINAS VASILEIOS
Graduation date: 23/4/1998
Dissertation title: Gothic horrors in romantic poetry
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


728. Name: GAITANOU AIKATERINI
Graduation date: 30/3/1998
Dissertation title: Romanticism and the sublime: the case of Shelley
Supervisor: Douka-Kabitoglou Ekaterini


729. Name: ANASTASIADOU PARASKEVI
Graduation date: 23/2/1998
Dissertation title: Modern theory and medieval dramatic practice
Supervisor: Boklund-Lagopoulou Karin


730. Name: KOUSTINOYDI ANNA
Graduation date: 16/2/1998
Dissertation title: Narrative Voice and Gender in E. Gaskill's Cranford and Mary Marton
Supervisor: Politi tzina


731. Name: ZAFEIRI-TSOUMALAKOU MAKRINA
Graduation date: 8/1/1998
Dissertation title: Presuppositional aspects of speech in law court proceedings
Supervisor: Koutoupi-Kiti Elisavet


732. Name: VEZYRI ELENI
Graduation date: 22/12/1997
Dissertation title: The conceptualization of emotional causality in modern Greek
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


733. Name: GEKOUSIDOU SOFIA
Graduation date: 19/12/1997
Dissertation title: Ασκήσεις λεξιλογίου σε μαθητές δημοτικού
Supervisor: Efstathiadis Stathis


734. Name: CHATZITOULOYSI OURANIA
Graduation date: 17/12/1997
Dissertation title: Deontic and epistemic modality in Greek
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


735. Name: DIMOGERONTA CHRYSOYLA
Graduation date: 17/12/1997
Dissertation title: An LFG approach to develop nominals with special reference to English and Greek
Supervisor: Kakouriotis Athanasios Athanasios


736. Name: DRAMALI ELISAVET
Graduation date: 17/12/1997
Dissertation title: Vocabulary learning by young adults: learning and teaching strategies
Supervisor: Psaltou-Joycey Angeliki


737. Name: ILIADOU NIOVI
Graduation date: 17/12/1997
Dissertation title: Η έκφραση της αμφισβήτησης στη γλώσσα των νέων (όπως αυτή φαίνεται μέσα από τους στίχους των τραγουδιών που ακούν)
Supervisor: Makri-Tsilipakou Marianthi


738. Name: GOUVEDARI EVGENIA
Graduation date: 15/12/1997
Dissertation title: The pragmatics of definiteness/ indefiniteness
Supervisor: Koutoupi-Kitis Eliza


739. Name: GOUGOYSI ELEFTHERIA
Graduation date: 12/12/1997
Dissertation title: Middle constructions in English and Greek
Supervisor: Kakouriotis Athanasios Athanasios


740. Name: KARAPANOU EIRINI
Graduation date: 12/12/1997
Dissertation title: Physical space and its extensions in Greek
Supervisor: Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi Angeliki


741. Name: GERONIKOU AGORITSADissertation title: Κρατική Βία: Σύνορα, Βασανιστήρια και η έννοια του Στρατοπέδου στο Περιμένοντας τους Βαρβάρους
Dissertation title: State Violence: The Frontier, Torture and the Camp in Waiting for the Barbarians
Supervisor: GIANNOPOULOU EFTHIMIA
Languages: 12/2/2021

Ποιος είναι υπεύθυνος για την ύπαρξη βίας; Ήταν και θα είναι πάντα αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι του πολιτισμού μας ή μήπως υπάρχει κάποιος υπεύθυνος που με σαφήνεια μπορούμε να καταδείξουμε; Γιατί, εν τέλει, υπάρχει ανάγκη για βία και ποια είναι η σχέση της με το νόμο και το κυρίαρχο κράτος; Τελικά, μπορούμε να ζήσουμε χωρίς βία; Δεδομένου ότι αυτά τα ερωτήματα –πόσο μάλλον οι απαντήσεις τους– είναι περίπλοκα και μάλλον αφηρημένα, τα χρησιμοποιώ ως έναυσμα για να εξετάσω την έννοια της βίας σε συγκεκριμένο πλαίσιο. Αυτό είναι το μυθιστόρημα του J. M. Coetzee «Περιμένοντας τους Βαρβάρους» (1980). Ο σκοπός αυτής της διατριβής είναι να χρησιμοποιήσει τη θεωρία του Giorgio Agamben, κυρίως από τα έργα του Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (1998), State of Exception (2005) και Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive (1999) για να ρίξει φως στους μηχανισμούς της κρατικής βίας –δηλαδή, της βίας που εκπορεύεται από το κυρίαρχο κράτος– όπως αυτοί απεικονίζονται στο μυθιστόρημα του J.M. Coetzee, με σκοπό να καταλήξει στο συμπέρασμα εάν το «Περιμένοντας τους Βαρβάρους» μπορεί να δώσει μια απάντηση στο θέμα του καθολικού τέλους της βίας. Η διατριβή επικεντρώνεται σε τρεις βασικές έννοιες του μυθιστορήματος του Coetzee που εξετάζονται ως εκδηλώσεις βίας: τα σύνορα, τα βασανιστήρια και την έννοια του στρατοπέδου


742. Name: KALPAKIDOU STAVROULADissertation title: Συμμετοχική Καλλιέργεια/ Πολιτισμός στην Διδασκαλία της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας: Δεξιότητες, Ευκαιρίες και Προκλήσεις
Dissertation title: Participatory Culture and the EFL Classroom: Skills, Opportunities and Challenges.
Supervisor: RAPATZIKOU TATIANI

The dissertation focuses on Henry Jenkins’ Participatory Culture New Media skills, as these are analyzed in his study Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (2009), with emphasis placed on the EFL classroom. In particular, within the context of participatory culture, learners are expected to draw on their traditional literacy skills while getting a greater exposure to new media research and critical analysis skills. With attention paid to both print and electronic literary practices, I plan to resort to a particular text as a case study, that of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (1900), with the aim of showing how knowledge from a particular text can be distributed to an online platform and tools in an effort to promote English language learning while enabling learners to become competent new media users. In my analysis, I will be discussing the opportunities digital tools offer for creativity and engagement with literary material. In addition, I will discuss how the new media skills and competencies proposed by Henry Jenkins can help the teacher boost collaborative learning. Hopefully, the suggestions made will shed light on the difficulties or challenges a teacher might face when designing a technology-assisted literature class with the aim of building the learners’ English language competence. This particular dissertation is drawing on experience coming from the researcher’s own classes of 12-year- old elementary school students.


743. Name: MANIATI RODOTHEADissertation title: Αμερικάνικες τηλεοπτικές σειρές: Τα «Φιλαράκια» στη διδασκαλία της Αγγλικής ως ξένη γλώσσα
Dissertation title: Linguistic analysis on Television series in EFL classroom: The one with "Friends" as a teaching resource material.
Supervisor: THOMAI ALEXIOU


744. Name: VARLAMI AGLAIADissertation title: Τραύμα στο Σύγχρονο Βρετανικό Θέατρο: Sarah Kane και Lucy Prebble
Dissertation title: Trauma in Contemporary British Drama: Sarah Kane and Lucy Prebble
Supervisor: DETSI ZOE