Researcher

Dr Efrosini Deligianni

Fields of Research (FoR)

Historical, comparative and typological linguistics, Linguistic structures (incl. phonology, morphology and syntax), Applied linguistics and educational linguistics

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Biography

Efrosini Deligianni is a Lecturer of Greek studies at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Efrosini is a linguist specialising in Greek historical linguistics. Her research portfolio focuses on Greek syntactic change, as inextricably tied to sociocontextual and cognitive processing factors. Her future research is directed towards projects relevant to the Greek-Australian context, such as a portal...view more

Efrosini Deligianni is a Lecturer of Greek studies at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Efrosini is a linguist specialising in Greek historical linguistics. Her research portfolio focuses on Greek syntactic change, as inextricably tied to sociocontextual and cognitive processing factors. Her future research is directed towards projects relevant to the Greek-Australian context, such as a portal of electronic resources on the study of Modern Greek, and a sociolinguistic study on shifting identity and language loss of Greeks and Greek Cypriots in Sydney. Her other academically related interests are historiography, translation and creative writing.

Research Areas

Greek Historical Linguistics, Applied and Educational Linguistics

Current Research Projects

See under 'Research Activities' below

Teaching Areas

Modern Greek language and culture, Linguistics

Current Teaching

ARTS1540 (Introductory Greek A)

ARTS1541 (Introductory Greek B)

ARTS2542 (Gods, Heroines And Heroes In Greek Mythology And Modern Culture)



Affiliations and Memberships

Australian Linguistics Society (ALS), Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), Societas Linguistica Europaea or SLE (EU), CYLing (CY)

 


My Qualifications

B.A. Hons. Linguistics and Modern English Language (Lancaster University, UK), MA European Master's degree in Linguistics (University of Manchester, UK; Freie Universität, Germany), Ph.D. Linguistics (Lancaster University, UK)


My Awards

I was awarded the Mont Follick Fund by the University of Manchester for postgraduate research on Classical Greek.


My Research Activities

 

   I have a key and leading role in the Greek Australian Archive project coordinated by A/Prof Nicholas Doumanis, an initiative which aims to create a major historical research collection to document Greeks in Australia and their impact on Australian culture to date. This research project is a partnership between UNSW, the State Library of NSW and the Greek community. For further information on the Greek Australian Archive, please access the following weblink:

 URL: https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/general/archive-preserves-history-greek-migrants-australia

   I also collaborate with Dr Jill Murray from Macquarie University on a sociolinguistic study which explores the perceptions and attitudes of Greek language teachers to “Australian” varieties of Greek in general, and specifically to pragmatic varieties. 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

 

I would be happy to receive PhD applications in any of these areas:

-cognitive-typological linguistic theory

- language change and the history of Greek

-pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic variation


Currently supervising

 

I am currently supervising Mr Muhammed Ourang whose doctoral thesis aims to provide a reference grammar of Aheli, a dialect of the Lari language, which is predominantly spoken in Ahel city in the south of Iran. 


My Engagement

Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Societas Linguistica Europaea or SLE (EU), CYLing (CY)

Member of the Arts & Social Sciences Research Committee


My Teaching

ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A

ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B

ARTS1690/LING5026 The Structure of Language

ARTS1691/LING5037 The Use of Language

ARTS2542 Gods, Heroines And Heroes In Greek Mythology And Modern Culture

ARTS2696/LING5005 Contemporary English Grammar/The Grammar of English

ARTS3690 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology

LING5026 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

 

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Location

Rm 270, Level 2, Morven Brown Bldg

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Contact

(02) 9065 1983

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