Short CV

Academic Positions

November 2009 - present: Director of Linguistics Lab

June 2009 - present: Assistant professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Ioannina.

October 2004-June 2009: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Ioannina.

September 2003- September 2004: Teaching position, Department of Philology, University of Crete.

Research Interests

The areas I work on include
  • phonetics, phonology, intonation and pragmatics
  • the interface of phonetics with phonology
  • Greek dialects
  • the interface of intonation with pragmatics,semantics, and syntax
  • Greek ToBI--GRToBI--and the systematic analysis of the prosodic and intonational structure of Greek
  • applications of GRToBI for speech technology


2002: PhD in Linguistics,University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA)
Dissertation thesis title: Quantifier scope and the role of intonation in Greek.

Dissertation chair:Sun-Ah Jun

1998: M.A. in Linguistics University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Thesis title: Topic and focus in Greek.
Advisor: Anna Szabolcsi

1996:B.A. in Linguistics, summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Honors thesis title: Quantifier scope in Greek.
Advisor:Anna Szabolcsi


2012 - 2015    VOCALECT: VOwels of greek dialects: phonetiC and phonologicAL analysis, dialECT index
                                  construction, and diffusion of results through educational material
. Greek Ministry of Education
                                  Grant (€600,000). PI

Lost in Intonation: The interaction of intonation and meaning in the speech of L1, L2 and
                         heritage speakers of Greek and its implication for cross-cultural communication and education
                          Illinois-WUN International Develpoment Grant ($15,000). Collaborator (one of six, with M.  Terkourafi, U 
                          of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
A. Arvaniti, UCSD, S. Tsiplakou, University of Cyprus, E. Adamou, LACITO 
                          - CNRS, S. Gryllia, Universit
ät Potsdam)

Pilot for the construction of a small database of speech data from the dialect of Epirus.
                                  University of Ioannina Research Council Grant (€6,000). PI

RITOR: a document-to-speech system. Greek Research Council Grant. External Collaborator