Dr Eleni Kapogianni
Lecturer in Linguistics
- +44 (0)1227 824532
Office: Cornwallis Central 130
Office hours: Mondays 14.30-16:00
Eleni received her PhD from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the University of Cambridge (2013). Her PhD thesis (funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation – I.K.Y.) is a definitional and typological investigation of the phenomenon of verbal irony, with respect to the literal-nonliteral distinction.
Before joining ELL in September 2013, she taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds in the areas of semantics, (experimental) pragmatics, discourse analysis, and language acquisition.
Eleni's main research lies in the areas of pragmatics, discourse analysis, and their various interfaces. She is particularly interested in nonliteral language in discourse, especially verbal irony and parody. Key questions of her research concern the scope and cross-cultural characteristics of irony, the interaction between irony, sarcasm, and (im)politeness in different discourse settings, and the factors that influence the strength of inferential meaning.
Eleni currently co-ordinates the project “Humor and Critical Literacy” (https://www.humor-literacy.eu/index-en.html) which aims to promote teaching practices that develop students’ critical skills and social awareness.
Eleni is also the Director of the Centre for Language and Linguistics (CLL), a centre which promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in linguistic research and hosts a guest lecture series attracting national and international contributors. Within the activities of the centre, she co-organises the Interdisciplinary Research and Reading Group “Discourse, Power, and Society”
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Eleni Kapogianni teaches modules on semantics, pragmatics and research skills.back to top