English Language & Linguistics

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Professor Amalia Arvaniti

Professor of Linguistics


Office: Rutherford W4.S8

Office hours: Wednesdays 10-11am

Professor Arvaniti received her PhD from the Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge (1991) and has since held research and teaching appointments at the University of California, San Diego, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, King's College London and the University of Cyprus. Professor Arvaniti is one of the pioneers of Laboratory Phonology, which uses experimental research methods to test linguistic models of sound structure. Her research on prosody, which has been widely published and cited, has yielded crucial insights into the production, perception and linguistic structure of intonation and has challenged traditional views on the nature of speech rhythm and rhythmic typology. A large part of her research has contributed to our knowledge on Greek phonetics and phonology and to aspects of Greek dialectology and sociolinguistic variation. Professor Arvaniti's research has been supported by grants from various sources, including the UK's Economic and Social Research Council, and the European Science Foundation. She has recently been awarded a grant by the Academy of Korean Studies to study Korean rhythm (with Hae-Sung Jeon) and acts as consultant on an NSF grant testing different models of intonation. For more information you can visit Amalia's personal site.

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A list of my publications with downloadable pdfs can be found on my personal website.

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Taught MA in Linguistics

Research Supervision

  • Ishrat Rehman, "Investigating and Defining Urdu Phonology and its Role and Use in L2 Perception" (PhD project).
  • Sumio Kobayashi, (PhD project)

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English Language & Linguistics, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 20/01/2015