I am currently a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia working on “Experimental argument analysis: Reasoning with stereotypes” (PI: Eugen Fischer, Co-I: Paul Engelhardt). I am also an affiliated lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.
I am a theoretical linguist investigating meaning in language. I investigate issues in semantics and its interfaces with syntax and pragmatics, as well as in language acquisition and bi- and multilingualism. In my post-doctoral research, I have been combining theoretical and experimental methods. I am also interested in philosophy of language.
My main area of research is generic generalisations (statements like ‘Tigers have stripes’ and ‘A cat lands on its feet’) drawing on data from mono- and bilingual adult and child populations (of Greek, English and Spanish).
I have held teaching and research positions in the UK (University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of Greenwich), in Germany (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), in Greece (University of Crete) and in Spain (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
I studied Greek Philology with a specialisation in Linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I then received a DEA (Masters) and a PhD in Cognitive Science and Language from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona completing an interdisciplinary program in philosophy, linguistics and psychology.