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MARIA SIFIANOU
Post: Professor Emerita
 
 
E-mail: msifian[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr

Maria Sifianou is Professor Emerita of Sociolinguistics at the Department and served as its Deputy Head twice (1997–2001 and 2016–2017). She studied in Greece (B.A. in Greek and English) and in England (PGLELT, M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics). Her publications include the books Politeness Phenomena in England and Greece (Oxford University Press, 1992/1999/2002), Discourse Analysis (Leader Books, 2001/revised edn Hillside Press, 2006) and a number of articles in edited books and international journals. The most recent of these include: (2018) The impact of globalisation on brief Greek service encounters, Journal of Pragmatics 134: 163-172 (with A. Tzanne), (2019) Twitter, politeness and self-presentation, in P. Bou-Franch & P. Garcés-Conejos Blitvich (eds), Analyzing Digital Discourse: New Insights and Future Directions, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 341-365 (with S. Bella), (2019) Vocatives in service encounters: Evidence from Greek, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, DOI: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1594578 (with V. Tsakona), (2019) Conflict, disagreement and (im)politeness, in M. Evans, L. Jeffries & J. O’Driscoll (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict, London and New York: Routledge, 176-195, (2019) Im/politeness and discursive pragmatics, in Quo vadis, Pragmatics? Special issue of the Journal of Pragmatics 145: 91-101 (wih P. Garcés-Conejos Blitvich) and (2019) Im/politeness and in/civility: A neglected relationship? Journal of Pragmatics 147: 49-64. She has co-edited Linguistic Politeness across Boundaries: The Case of Greek and Turkish (with A. Bayraktaroğlu, Benjamins, 2001) and with P. Garcés-Conejos Blitvich the special issue Im/Politeness and Globalization of the Journal of Pragmatics 134 which received the 2018 special issue award of the journal. She has acted as a referee for Oxford University Press, Elsevier and Mouton de Gruyter and various international journals. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pragmatics, the Journal of Politeness Research, the Journal of Greek Linguistics and Pragmatics among others and is co-editor-in-chief of the international Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (Benjamins). Her main research interests include politeness phenomena and discourse analysis in an intercultural perspective.

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