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A few things about me


I am Associate 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.


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).

My introductory textbook on Typology (in Greek) was published in March 2021. It's titled Τυπολογία Γλωσσών. Βασικές αρχές, θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και φαινόμενα. You can find more about it here. I am currently co-editing (with Marika Lekakou, U. Ioannina) an introductory textbook in Linguistics (in Greek). This should be available in Summer 2022.


Recent and current collaborative work involves:

  • (i) work on the Typology of Underlying Geminates (with E. Zimmermann, U. Leipzig)

  • (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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