English homepage » ACADEMIC STAFF » Language and Linguistics » MARMARIDOU Sofia



Post: Professor
Telephone: 210 727 7805
E-mail: smarmari[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr

Sophia Marmaridou is Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and former Chair of the Faculty. She has a BA from the University of Athens, a postgraduate Diploma from the University of London, and an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research interests, also reflected in various projects she has undertaken, include Semantics, Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics and Metaphor Theory in particular, Construction Grammar, and Lexicography; she has taught a variety of courses in these areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is one of the editors of Pragmatics, a Board Member of IPrA, and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier Science) and the Pragmatics & Beyond New Series (Benjamins) respectively. She is also a member of ICLA, and SLE. She has served as committee member of the National Publications Centre (Ε.ΚΕ.ΒΙ.) for the promotion of publications in the humanities and social sciences and has contributed to the social and educational aims of the Phil-Educational Association of Athens (εν Αθήναις Φιλεκπαιδευτική Εταιρεία) as member. She is sponsor of SOS Children’s Villages,Greece (Παιδικά Χωριά SOS Ελλάδας).

Her most recent publications include: (2014) “What’s in a dialogic construction? A constructional approach to polysemy and the grammar of challenge” (with K. Nikiforidou and G. Mikros). Cognitive Linguistics 25/4: 655-699. (2013) “Towards a constructional account of indefinite uses of proper names in Modern Greek”. In Lavidas Nikolaos, Thomai Alexiou & Areti Sougari (eds.) Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Selected Papers from the 20th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. London: Versita de Gruyter, 67-98. (2012) “The constructional motivation of indefinite generics in Modern Greek”. Constructions and Frames 4/1: 24-55. (2012) “Egocentricity”, “Inference”, “Active zone”, “Trigger”, “Definiteness”, “Indefiniteness”, “Frame semantics”, “Semantics of understanding”, in: Niemeier, S. and D. Schönefeld (eds.) Dictionary for Language and Communication Sciences. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (2011) “The relevance of embodiment in lexical and constructional meaning: the case of prosopo in Greek”, in: Yu, N. and Z. Maalej (eds.), Embodiment via Outer Body Parts: Studies from Various Languages and Cultures, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 23-40. (2011) “Pragmalinguistics and Sociopragmatics”, in: Bublitz W. and N. Norrick (eds.), Foundations of Pragmatics. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 77-106. (2010) “Cognitive, cultural, and constructional motivations of polysemy and semantic change. The case of the Greek ψυχή”. Pragmatics and Cognition 18/1: 68-110. (2010) (as co-author and editor) The Pragmatics Encyclopedia, London: Routledge. (2009) “On the conceptual grounding of the social meaning of discourse”, in: Fraser, B. and K. Turner (eds.), Language in Life and a Life in Language: Jacob May – A Festschrift. Bingley, UK: Emerald, Studies in Pragmatics Series, 281-289. (2008) “Cognitive and cultural motivation in polysemy: The case of psyche”, in: Theodoropoulou, M. (ed.) Licht und Wärme: In Memory of A.-F. Christidis, Thessaloniki: Centre for the Greek Language, 433-455. (2007) “Conceptual metaphor and cultural models: the case of psychological pain in Greek”, in: Studies in Greek Linguistics – In Memoriam A.-F. Christidis, Thessaloniki: Institute for Modern Greek Studies, 264-287. (2006) “On the conceptual, cultural and discursive motivation of Greek pain lexicalizations”, Cognitive Linguistics 17/3: 393-434. (2005) Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Converging Trends for the 21st Century (with K. Nikiforidou and E. Antonopoulou, eds.), Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (2005) “Metaphor in Greek pain-constructions” (with Chr. Lascaratou), in: Marmaridou, S., K. Nikiforidou, and E. Antonopoulou (eds.), Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Converging Trends for the 21st Century,Berlin andNew York: Mouton de Gruyter, 235-254.

Curriculum Vitae - Publications