Stavroula Tsiplakou

Stavroula Tsiplakou is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Academic Co-ordinator of the M.A. programme in Greek Linguistics and Literature. She holds a B.A. in Greek Literature from the University of Athens, An M.Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Prior to her appointment at the Open University of Cyprus in 2010 she taught at the University of Hull (1995-1998), at Simon Fraser University (1998-2001) and at the University of Cyprus (2001-2009). Her research areas include syntax, pragmatics, text linguistics, sociolinguistics and educational linguistics. She has published o Lingua, Linguistic Inquiry, Pragmatics, Journal of Pragmatics, Multilingua, Linguistics and Education. She has co-edited Current Issues in Educational Linguistics, Language Variation: European Perspectives ΙΙ and Intermediate varieties: Koinai and Regional Standards in Europe. She has co-authored national curricula for language in Cyprus and in Greece and she has produced digital platforms for teaching Greek as a second language. She is on the editorial board of Polydromo, a journal for multilingual education. She is Principal Investigator in two research projects (Mapping the Linguistic Landscape of Cyprus και From Diglossia to Diaglossia) and has presented over 150 papers in international conferences.

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Open University of Cyprus


sociolilguistics, literacy studies, pragmatics


Capitalizing on nonstandard varieties for critical literacy in the face of diglossia.
Stavroula Tsiplakou

Panel: Young speakers, nonstandard language and language ideologies in the classroom
Room 3