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A few things about me


I am Professor in Phonology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English. Prior to that, I was at the University of Leipzig, Institute of Linguistics. During the Spring Semester 2023, I am a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Linguistics at the California State University Fresno and the University of California Santa Barbara.


My research focuses on phonology (mostly from a typological point of view) and in particular on issues relevant to syllable weight, moraic structure, geminates, stress placement and onsets. I am also interested in the morphology-phonology and the phonetics-phonology interfaces, poetic metre, Greek and its dialects (esp. glides, vowel deletion, rhythm).


My book Onsets (Cambridge University Press) was published in April 2010 as hardback (and in April 2014 as paperback). The book received very positive reviews by Brett Hyde for Phonology (2011), by Jeroen van de Weijer for Lingua (2011) and by Tracy Alan Hall for Language (2012).

Recent book publications of mine include two textbooks (written in Greek). The co-edited (with Marika Lekakou, U. Ioannina) volume Εισαγωγή στη Γλωσσολογία: Θεμελιώδεις έννοιες και βασικοί κλάδοι με έμφαση στην ελληνική γλώσσα appeared in September 2022. It features 14 chapters written by pre-eminent (mostly) Greek linguists on their area of specialization. Earlier, in March 2021, my introductory textbook on Typology (in Greek) was published. It's titled Τυπολογία Γλωσσών. Βασικές αρχές, θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και φαινόμενα. I am now finishing up an open-access introductory textbook on Phonetics and Phonology where most of the data are drawn from English and Greek and is mainly addressed to my students, i.e. Greek students of English. More details coming up soon! 


Other recent and current collaborative work involves:

  • (i) work on the Typology of Underlying Geminates (with E. Zimmermann, U. Leipzig); **update** just published in Linguistic Inquiry

  • (ii) work on Schneider's Law in Inuktitut and elsewhere (with K. Markoulaki, AUTh)

  • (iii) work on the syllabification of obstruent-nasal clusters in Greek (with D. Gratsouni, AUTh)

  • (iv) work on Greek binomials (with A. Kikiopoulou, AUTh)

  • (v) a project on rhyme in Modern Greek poetry and the creation of a preliminary database found at

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