A few things about me
Since April 2012, I am a Junior Professor in Phonology, 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, stress placement and onsets. I am also interested in the morphology-phonology and the phonetics-phonology interfaces, Greek and its dialects (esp. glides, vowel deletion, rhythm). My book Onsets (Cambridge University Press) has been published in April 2010. The book's blurb and additional info can be foundhere. The book has received very positive reviews by Brett Hyde forPhonology (2011), by Jeroen van de Weijer forLingua (2011) and by Tracy Alan Hall forLanguage (2012). Recent work of mine includes contributions to: (a) Wiley Blackwell'sCompanion to Phonology with the Chapter 'Onsets', (b) Mouton de Gruyter'sWörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK)Vol. 4, Phonetics & Phonology, with the synopsis article 'Syllable', and (c) Mouton de Gruyter's Clusters and structural complexity (edited by Phil Hoole et al.) in the Interface Explorations series with the paper entitled "The acoustics of high-vowel loss in a Northern Greek dialect and typological implications" (jointly with Mary Baltazani). All these are available under the Research Section. Current and future plans involve collaborative work on: (i) the Greek glide /j/, its relationship to the palatals and the role of morpho-phonology (withMary Baltazani, Univ. of Ioannina), (ii) the project "A Typology of Mora Mobility" funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (withJochen Trommer, Universität Leipzig), (iii) the project VOCALECT [VOwels of greek dialects: phonetiC and phonologicAL analysis, dialECT index construction, and diffusion of results through educational material]. Greek Ministry of Education Grant 2012-2015. Project Leader: Mary Baltazani, Univ. of Ioannina and (iv) stress patterns of the Greek genitive (with Maria Mastropavlou, Univ. of Ioannina).