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I am interested in how speaking two languages (bilingualism) or two dialects of the same language (bidialectalism) affects children’s and adults’ lexical-semantic, grammatical, pragmatic-communicative, and non-verbal cognitive skills. My broader research interests lie in (experimental) semantics and pragmatics, language acquisition, pragmatic-communicative, and non-linguistic cognitive development (in typical and atypical populations), language processing, and the interplay between language, pragmatics, and other non-linguistic cognitive skills in children and adults. These topics are examined cross-linguistically, with methods from psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology, such as Event-Related Potentials, eye-tracking, and behavioral tests that measure the speed and accuracy of manual responding.
Currently, I am a member of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Cyprus University of Technology), where I teach various courses (as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Fall semester of 2020-2021 and thereafter as a Teaching Fellow), conduct research, and run various research projects as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Moreover, since October 2016, I am an adjunct faculty member (tutor) at the Hellenic Open University (teaching the distance-learning postgraduate course “Language Development”).
Before joining the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Cyprus University of Technology), I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus as part of a two-year individual fellowship awarded to me by the European Commission. The research fellowship was awarded to implement a project on the neuro-cognitive effects of bilingualism and bi-dialectalism in adult participants.
In the past, I also held various teaching and postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and University College London.
In my free time I enjoy doing sports, particularly playing football, running, and reading about politics. You can read about some of my other activities here.