Professor Amalia Arvaniti
Professor of Linguistics
Head of Department
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Office: Rutherford W4.S8
Office hours: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30
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.
Amalia is the Editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association. She also servers on the editorial boards of the Journal of Phonetics, Phonology, Journal of Greek Linguistics, and the Studies in Laboratory Phonology series of Language Science Press.
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A list of my publications with downloadable pdfs can be found on my personal website.
Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository
Amalia teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on phonetics, phonology and research methods. She is interested in supervising PhD research on phonetics, particularly on topics pertaining to the study of prosody, bilingualism, and sociophonetics.back to top