When: Friday 18 November 2016 07:00pm - 08:00pm
The Centre of Visual Arts & Research cordially invites you to a lecture by Dr Spyros Armosti on the : Linguistic Varieties of Cyprus
What do the cypriot communities speak? What are the linguistic varieties of Cyprus?
▸The lecture will be given in English.
Dr Spyros Armostis graduated from the University of Cyprus in 2005 with a BA in Classics. He thereafter pursued his postgraduate studies in Linguistics (Phonetics) at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained his MPhil (2006) and PhD (2011). His thesis topic was the phonetics of Cypriot Greek geminates. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Cyprus, the Open University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology, and the European University Cyprus. His research interests lie in the fields of Phonetics and Phonology and also include Writing Systems, Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics. A focal point of his work has been the study of Cypriot Greek and Cypriot Maronite Arabic. Finally, a secondary area of his research interests is the study of Ancient Greek Music.
He is currently a visiting lecturer in Linguistics at the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus.