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MARIA SIFIANOU
Post: Professor
Telephone: 210 727 7809210 727 7809
Office: 802
E-mail: msifian[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr

Maria Sifianou is Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty and served as its Deputy Head for four years. 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 are: (2010) The announcements in the Athens Metro stations: An example of glocalisation? Intercultural Pragmatics 7: 25–46; (2010) Linguistic politeness: Laying the foundations. In M. A. Locher & S. L. Graham (eds.),Interpersonal Pragmatics.Berlin/New York:Mouton de Gruyter, 17-41; (2010) Conceptualizations of politeness and impoliteness in Greek. Intercultural Pragmatics 7/4: 661-687 (with A. Tzanne); (2011) On the concept of face and politeness. In F. Bargiela-Chiappini & D. Kádár (eds.), Politeness across Cultures. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 42-58; (2012) “Face”, stereotyping, and claims of power: The Greeks and Turks in interaction. InC. Bratt Paulston, S. F. Kiesling & E. S. Rangel (eds.), The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 292-312 (with A. Bayraktaroğlu); (2012) Greek student e-mail requests to faculty members. In L. Ruiz de Zarobe & Y. Ruiz de Zarobe (eds.), Speech Acts and Politeness across Languages and Cultures. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang), 89-113 (with S. Bella); (2012) Disagreements, politeness and face. Journal of Pragmatics.44: 1554–1564; (2012) The iron fist in a velvet glove: How politeness can contribute to impoliteness. Journal of Politeness Research 8: 143-160 (with A. Bayraktaroğlu); (2013) The impact of globalisation on politeness and impoliteness. Journal of Pragmatics 55: 86-102. She has co-edited Themes in Greek Linguistics (Benjamins, 1994), Anatomies of Silence (Parousia Monograph Series, 1999), Linguistic Politeness across Boundaries: The Case of Greek and Turkish (Benjamins, 2001) and Σύγχρονες Τάσεις στην Ελληνική Γλωσσολογία: Μελέτες Αφιερωμένες στην Ειρήνη Φιλιππάκη-Warburton (Current Trends in Greek Linguistics: Essays in Honour of Irene Philippaki-Warburton) (Patakis Publications, 2003). 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 (John Benjamins). Her main research interests include politeness phenomena and discourse analysis in an intercultural perspective.

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