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Name: Eleni  Tsiartsioni (IPA: /eleni:/)
Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Homepage: http://www.enl.auth.gr/phonlab/et_cv.html
State and/or Country: KOZANI
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: • 2011 ‘Can pronunciation be taught? Teaching English speech rhythm to Greek students’ In E. Kitis, N. Lavidas, N. Topintzi and T. Tsangalidis (eds), Selected Papers from the 19th International Symposium of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics ISTAL 19, April 3-5 2009, Thessaloniki: Monochromia Publishing, p. 447-458.
• 2010 ‘The effectiveness of pronunciation teaching to Greek state school students’ Πρακτικά του 14ου Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου της Ελληνική Εταιρία Εφαρμοσμένης Γλωσσολογίας, Εξελίξεις στην Έρευνα της Γλωσσικής Εκμάθηση και Διδασκαλίας: Επιλεγμένα Άρθρα’ Α. Ψάλτου-Joycey και Μ. Ματθαιουδάκη (εκδ.), Θεσσαλονίκη, σελ. 429-446.
• 2010 ‘An acoustic analysis of L2 English speech rhythm among Greek children and adolescents’ Proceedings of the 6th New Sounds Conference, Poznan, Poland.
• 2010 ‘Inter-dialectal insights to Greek rhythm: the case of Standard Modern Greek versus Kozani Greek’ (together with Dr N. Topintzi and Dr K. Nikolaidis). Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory, Chios, Greece.
• 2009 ‘Acquiring stops in Greek and English L2: An acoustic analysis’. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, University of Ioannina, Greece, p. 517-531.
• 2009 ‘A PVI analysis of Greek speech rhythm among children, teenagers and adults’. Proceedings of the 29th Annual meeting of the Linguistics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, p. 541-552.
• 2009 ‘Pronunciation teaching to Greek EFL students: a pilot study’. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics, University of Patras, Greece, p. 221-242.
Courses Taught: Language mastery
Dissertation Abstract: The Acquisition of Speech Rhythm and Stop Voicing by Greek Learners of English: A pedagogical and linguistic approach

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