B.A. Hons. Linguistics and Modern English Language (Lancaster University, UK), MA European Master's degree in Linguistics (University of Manchester, UK; Freie Universität, Germany), Ph.D. Linguistics (Lancaster University, UK)
Efrosini Deligianni is a Lecturer of Greek studies at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Efrosini is a linguist specialising in Greek historical linguistics. Her research portfolio focuses on Greek syntactic change, as inextricably tied to sociocontextual and cognitive processing factors. Her future research is directed towards projects relevant to the Greek-Australian context, such as a portal of electronic resources on the study of Modern Greek, and a sociolinguistic study on shifting identity and language loss of Greeks and Greek Cypriots in Sydney. Her other academically related interests are historiography, translation and creative writing.
Greek Historical Linguistics, Applied and Educational Linguistics
Current Research Projects
See under 'Research Activities' below
Modern Greek language and culture, Linguistics
ARTS1540 (Introductory Greek A)
ARTS1541 (Introductory Greek B)
ARTS2542 (Gods, Heroines And Heroes In Greek Mythology And Modern Culture)
Affiliations and Memberships
Australian Linguistics Society (ALS), Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), Societas Linguistica Europaea or SLE (EU), CYLing (CY)
I was awarded the Mont Follick Fund by the University of Manchester for postgraduate research on Classical Greek.
I have a key and leading role in the Greek Australian Archive project coordinated by A/Prof Nicholas Doumanis, an initiative which aims to create a major historical research collection to document Greeks in Australia and their impact on Australian culture to date. This research project is a partnership between UNSW, the State Library of NSW and the Greek community. For further information on the Greek Australian Archive, please access the following weblink:
I also collaborate with Dr Jill Murray from Macquarie University on a sociolinguistic study which explores the perceptions and attitudes of Greek language teachers to “Australian” varieties of Greek in general, and specifically to pragmatic varieties.
Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Societas Linguistica Europaea or SLE (EU), CYLing (CY)
Member of the Arts & Social Sciences Research Committee
ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A
ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B
ARTS1690/LING5026 The Structure of Language
ARTS1691/LING5037 The Use of Language
ARTS2542 Gods, Heroines And Heroes In Greek Mythology And Modern Culture
ARTS2696/LING5005 Contemporary English Grammar/The Grammar of English
ARTS3690 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology
LING5026 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis