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Current Trends in Greek Linguistics

Current Trends in Greek Linguistics is a collection of fifteen papers written by junior researchers of Greek linguistics, aiming to highlight the ongoing linguistic research on Greek. The collected papers present original research from a fresh perspective, and bring to the fore aspects of the Greek language that have not been extensively examined so far. The authors provide a concise overview of their field and address problems in a variety of theoretical frameworks, including cognitive linguistics, formal linguistics, corpus linguistics, variational sociolinguistics and critical discourse analysis.

The volume comprises four sections: Aspects of Meaning, Textual and Sociolinguistic Approaches, Phonetics and Phonology, and Clinical Linguistics and Language Teaching. The first section includes chapters exploring lexical temporal expressions, the conceptualisation of time and the semantic properties of the subjunctive mood. The second section discusses issues relating to adjective evaluation, strategies of verbal humour, the role of social variables, media and political discourse. The section on phonetics and phonology includes three experimental studies that explore segmental and supra-segmental phenomena. The last section of the volume combines papers from two different fields, dealing with aphasic speech and the teaching of idioms.

This collection of papers will appeal to researchers, students of linguistics and educators who are interested in Greek and/or the implications of its study for other languages and linguistic theory.


Georgia Fragaki has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Peloponnese and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests lie in the fields of corpus and text linguistics, semantics, sociolinguistics and second language research.

Thanasis Georgakopoulos is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Guest Researcher at the Humboldt University, Berlin. His major research interests include cognitive semantics and historical linguistics.

Charalambos Themistocleous is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. His research interests include phonetics, phonology, lexicography, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics.

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Spyros Armosti

Hector Ferlas

Georgia Fragaki

Thanasis Georgakopoulos

Evia Kainada

Maria Kamilaki

Yannis Kostopoulos

Michaela Nerantzini

Anna Piata

George Polymeneas

Konstantinos Sampanis

Georgia Sykara

Charalambos Themistocleous

Eirini Theodoropoulou

Maria Varkanitsa

Nikos Vergis

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ISBN: 1-4438-4025-4

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-4025-5

Release Date: 23rd July 2012

Pages: 402

Price: £54.99

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