SCIENTIFIC & RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 
  • RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • 9/2017-to date

Member of the research team creating an Open-Access Annotated Database of Humorous Discourse, to be used as a resource for teaching Greek as a foreign language (advanced learners) and for enhancing critical literacy skills within the High School subject of Greek Language. The project is coordinated by the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Project coordinator: Eleni Kapogianni.

  • 4-6/2018

Contribution to the project “Forming Lifelong Faith in a Loving God” involving a comparative study on how U.S. churches and Greek Orthodox ones view and support LGBTQ+ people. The project was funded by the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program. Collection of media material on how the Greek Orthodox Church views LGBTQ+ people, and translation of a collection of personal stories by LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. to be disseminated to Greek informants. Project coordinator: Nancy Hanson (Messiah Lutheran Church, USA).

  • 12/2016-6/2018

Member the research team of the University of Patras, one of the 4 research teams participating in “McGill: Immigration and Language in Canada: Greeks and Greek-Canadians”. The project is coordinated by McGill University, the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects of the University of Patras, York University and Simon Fraser University. Research in the framework of the WP 8 “Analysis of the historical information and linguistic data”. Project coordinator (from the University of Patras): Angela Ralli.

  • 3/2013-9/2015

Post-doctoral researcher (3-12/2014) and research associate (12/2014 -9/2015) in the research team of the University of Patras, one of the 3 research teams participating in “Τhalis: Linguistic variation and language ideologies in mass cultural texts: Design, development and assessment of learning material for critical language awareness” of the University of Western Macedonia. Project coordinator: Anastasia Stamou. University of Patras team coordinator: Argiris Archakis.

  • 11/2011-8/2013

Contribution to the creation of an online specialized glossary of the linguistic terminology included in Greek secondary education textbooks. The project is administrated by the Center for Greek Language and funded by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education. Compilation of lemmas from the fields of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. The glossary is aimed as supplementary material for secondary school teachers and students.

  • 2-3/2013

Oral data collection and analysis for the investigation of service encounters in Greek, in the framework of the project “Supporting the research activities of the stuff members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature”, funded by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Project coordinator: Spyronikolas Choidas. Subproject coordinator: Maria Sifianou.

  • 2-4/2012

Oral and written data collection and analysis for the investigation of address terms in Greek, in the framework of the project “Supporting the research activities of the stuff members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature”, funded by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Project coordinator: Spyronikolas Choidas. Subproject coordinator: Maria Sifianou.

  • 4-11/2011

Data collection and bibliographical survey for the Sub-action 5.1 “Exploration of the need for supporting repatriate and foreign students’ heritage languages” of the research program “Education for foreign and repatriate students” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Program coordinator: Anna Anastasiadi-Symeonidi. Sub-action coordinator: Angeliki Kiliari.

  • 9-10/2008

Data collection for the Multi-Nation-Study on Gelotophobia. Project coordinators: Willibald Ruch and René Proyer, Psychologisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Switzerland.

  • 10/2007-5/2008

Contribution to the research project for the compilation of electronic comparable corpora from English and Greek. Project coordinator: Eleni Antonopoulou, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

  • 2/2007-1/2008

Post-doc research project on Parliamentary Discourse Analysis. Supervisor: Maria Sifianou, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

  • 6-7/2006

Contribution to: Iordanidou, Anna, Mantzari, Elena, & Pantazara, Mavina (eds.) 2007: Dictionary of Greek as a Second Language for High School and Lyceum Students. Athens: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Programme for the Education of Muslim Minority Students in Thrace [in Greek].

  • 2005-2006

Visiting researcher in the Department of Language and Linguistics of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Research topic: “Investigating humor in various genres”.

  • 5/2005-3/2006

Contribution to the Educational Program Portal for the Greek Language and Linguistic Education of the Center for the Greek Language, funded by the EU and the Greek Ministry of Education. Research and electronic text production on the Greek dialects.

  • CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
  • 6/2018

Panel organization, in collaboration with Jan Chovanec, including papers on “Humor and intertextuality: Looking for humor in between texts and targets”, in the 30th Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies, Tallinn, Estonia.

  • 10/2017

Member of the Board of Organizers of the 3rd International Conference on Communication Styles, Krosno, Poland.

  • 9/2017

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue) Conference, Dialogues without Borders: Strategies of Interpersonal and Inter-group Communication, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • 7/2017

Panel organization, in collaboration with Jan Chovanec, including papers on “Laughing at the ‘other’: Critical pragmatic insights into the humorous construction of opposing groups”, in the 15th International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • 8-9/2016

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Naples, Italy.

  • 10/2015

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 10th Conference of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Alexandroupoli, Greece.

  • 10/2015

Member of the Board of Organizers of the Second International Conference on Communication Styles, Krosno, Poland.

  • 10-11/2014

Member of the Organizational and the Scientific Committees of the Scientific Symposium “Greek Language in Multilingual Educational Contexts: Teaching and Sociolinguistic Approaches”, Alexandroupoli, Greece.

  • 9/2014

Member of the Scientific Committee of ELF7 – The 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca: Pedagogical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Athens, Greece.

  • 10/2013

Member of the Board of Organizers of the International Conference on Communication Styles, Krosno, Poland.

  • 9/2013

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 11th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, Rhodes, Greece.

  • 11/2012

 

 

 

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd International Conference on Humor in Conventional and Unconventional Politics (ICHCUP), Galaţi, Romania.

  • 6/2012

Panel organization, in collaboration with Diana Elena Popa, including papers on “Humor in politics: Powerful or powerless?”, in the 24th Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies, Krakow, Poland.

  • 9/2011

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 10th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, Komotini, Greece.

  • 11/2009

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st International Conference on Humor in Conventional and Unconventional Politics (ICHCUP), Galaţi, Romania.

  • MEMBERSHIPS