A few words about myself

I am Professor of Linguistics (with specialisation in Phonology & Morphophonology) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I received my Ph.D. from Leiden University/HIL in 1999 (Ph.D. thesis: Headmost Accent Wins). Before my appointment at the AUTh, I was a Talent-Stipendium (NWO) postdoc researcher at UMass, Amherst (1998-1999) and a Faculty Member at the Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages at Boston University (2000-2001) and the Dept. of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (2001-2009).

As a graduate student and later on as a scholar, I had the chance to be part of the academic life of many great Departments in Europe (e.g., Leiden University/LUCL, University of Konstanz, Cambridge University, University of Oxford) and the USA (e.g., Stanford University, UCSC). I also visited the Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT (2008) with the Fulbright Scholar Program in order to carry out research on the evolution of pitch accents in Ancient Greek.

Anthi Revithiadou

Anthi Revithiadou

Prof. of Linguistics

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My research interests

My primary research emphasis is on phonology and its interface with morphology and syntax. In my dissertation, I examine a group of lexical accent systems, namely Greek, Russian, and a few Salish languages, and propose that stress in such systems is largely determined by morphosyntactic structure. Later on, in collaborative work with Dr. Angelos Lengeris (University of Athens), we explored the perception of Greek stress by native speakers of Greek in order to explore whether speakers have biases for certain stress patterns. We found out that they do.

Currently, my research team is interested in exploring patterns of (stochastic) variation (in acquisition of stress, in the application of sandhi rules, in allomorphy) and their formal expression within the framework of Gradient Harmonic Grammar (Smolensky & Goldrick 2016).


More information on my research interests can be found in the Research page of this website.