Motsiou Eleni

Ακαδημαϊκή Βαθμίδα: 
Lecturer
Subject: 
Theoretical Linguistics and Language Development
Telephone Number: 
24210 06361
E-mail: 
emotsiou [at] uth [dot] gr

 EDUCATION

PhD in Linguistics (Psycholinguistics), Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Thesis:  “Metaphor and Children: developmental aspects” (grade: 10 – distinction)

Thesis Supervisors: Prof. A-F. Christides & I. Veloudis, Aristotle University of  Thessaloniki, Greece

 M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Graduate studies program (EPEAEK): “Teaching Greek as L1 or L2”. Faculty of Philology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (grade: excellent 9,27)

B.A. in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Department of Greek Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Ioannina, Greece. (grade 7,4)

 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

              August 2014                    Lecturer in Linguistics

Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly, Volos – Greece

Subject field

"Theoretical linguistics and language development in monolingual & bilingual speakers”.

Sept. 2008-Feb. 2013       Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics (full-time temporary lecturer). 

  1. Department of Preschool Education, University of Thessaly – Greece. Undergraduate courses taught:

Language Acquisition, Bilingual education in kindergarten, Linguistic materials in kindergarten, Introduction to General Linguistics.

    2. Department of Linguistics, University of Ioannina – Greece. Undergraduate courses taught:

Semantics, Historical grammar of Greek language, Modern Greek     Dialectology, Introduction to Indo-European linguistics

Other teaching positions

Dec.2006-May 2008                    Greek language instructor.

School of Modern Greek Language, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki - Greece.

http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en

MAIN RESEARCH POSITIONS

Jan. 2004 – Aug. 2014                       Full time Research Associate in Lexicography

Institute for Modern Greek Studies (M. Triantafyllidis Foundation), Aristotle University, Thessaloniki – Greece.

(www.ins.web.auth.gr)

Nov.1998 –Dec. 2000                  Research associate, Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki – Greece.

Project title: “Electronic Portal for the support of Greek language teachers - Language: theory and teaching”. Supported by the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.

http://www.komvos.edu.gr

Participation in research projects abroad

Sept. 2008-today:             Research Assistant 

Project title: "Widespread Idioms in Europe and Beyond" - A Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Research Project.

 Coordinator: Dr. Elisabeth Piirainen (Science Council of the European Society of Phraseology – EUROPHRAS).

http://www.widespread-idioms.uni-trier.de/?p=vorgehensweise&lang=en

 PUBLICATIONS

Books

1.Introduction to Language Development. (2014). Studio University Press: Thessaloniki. 

Publications in refereed journals

2.‘'Children’s spontaneous production of phrasemes: evidence from Greek-speaking children (ages 5 to 7)’'. (in press). Searching the World of the Child, OMEP Greece.

3. "Creativity in language development and the adult language". (in press). SYNAPSIS.

4. "Folk etymology in children' s speech". (2015). Pedagogical Review, 60.

5. ‘Comprehension and production of non-literal comparisons (NLC) via visual stimuli in children’. Co-authored with Douka, G., Papadopoulou, M.  (2014). Journal of Visual Literacy 33 (2).

6.“Lexical innovations in children’s speech: evidence from Greek”. (2012). Contrastive Linguistics 2: 22-31, St. Kliment Ochridski University Press. [in English]

7.“Features of first language lexical attrition”. (2011). Searching the World of the Child, OMEP Greece, v. 10: 47-56 (journal downloadable from www.omep.gr/index_gr.html) [in Greek]

8.“Learning difficulties in preschool and school children. Written language, inhibition theory: educational implications” (2010). Paper in Collective Volume, Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Literacy: Writing and Writings in the 21st Century. The Challenge for Education: 165-175. Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. At http://rapidshare.com/files/401897691/praktika2009.pdf [in Greek]

9 .“Factors involved in the appearance of Learning Difficulties: the dominance of inhibition/ suppression” (2010).  International Journal of Learning 17 (1): 191-200.  [in English]

10 .“Metaphor and Learning Difficulties” [co-authored with G. Abatzoglou] (2010). Sychrona Themata, v.108: 15-18, Athens. [in Greek]

11. “Foreign/ Second language acquisition in preschoolers: some issues and trends”. (2009). Pedagogical Review, v. 48: 25-37, Pedagogical Society of Greece, Athens & Thessaloniki, Greece. [in Greek]

 Papers in Conference proceedings with review

12.“Fear and surprise: definitions and descriptions”. Co-authored with Valetopoulos, F. (in press). 11th ICGL Proceedings (International Conference of Greek Linguistics), University of the Aegean, 26-29 September 2012, Rhodes, Greece. [in Greek].

13.“Types of Pragmatic Phrasemes”. (2012). 10th ICGL Proceedings (International Conference of Greek Linguistics), Democritus University of Thrace, 1-4 September 2011, Komotini, Greece. [in Greek].

14. “Contrastive Phraseology: from theory to praxis”. (2009). Paper in Collective Volume, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Greek Linguistics: 1027-1041, October 2007, Department of Linguistics, University of Ioannina. Ioannina, Greece. At http://www.linguist-uoi.gr/cd_web/docs/greek/032_motsiouICGL8.pdf [in Greek]

15.“Non-literality in child language and thought”. 2007. Studies in Greek Linguistics, v.27: 300-308, Thessaloniki, Greece. [in English & Greek]

16.“Metaphorical  explanations in the first school years”. 2002. Studies in Greek Linguistics, v. 22: 451-459, Thessaloniki, Greece. [in Greek]

17.“Homonymy and Polysemy in the Mental Lexicon”. 2001. Studies in Greek Linguistics, v. 21: 460-468, Thessaloniki, Greece [in Greek]

Dissertations 

18.“Metaphor and Child: developmental aspects”. 2006. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. [in Greek] http:// invenio.lib.auth.gr/record/65700/files/gri-2006-984.pdf?version=

19.“Perception of meanings with common word-forms: approaches to lexical semantic multiplicity” (MA Dissertation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [in Greek]).

 

5.  LANGUAGES

  • Greek (Modern): native
  • Russian: native
  • English: fluent (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)