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Name: Maria  Sifianou
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: politeness phenomena
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: (1992) Politeness Phenomena in England and Greece: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (σσ. xii + 254) (Reprinted in 1999/2002)

(1994) Themes in Greek Linguistics. I. Philippaki-Warburton, K. Nicolaidis & M. Sifianou (eds). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

(1998) Anatomies of Silence: Selected Papers from the Second HASE International Conference. A. R. Cacoullos & M. Sifianou (eds), Athens: Parousia Publications.

(2001) Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. Athens: Leader books.

(2001) Linguistic Politeness across Boundaries: The Case of Greek and Turkish. A. Bayraktaroğlu & M. Sifianou (eds). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

(2003) Current Trends in Greek Linguistics: Essays in Honour of Irene Philippaki-Warburton, D. Theophanopoulou-Kontou, C. Lascaratou, M. Sifianou, M. Georgiafentis & V. Spyropoulos (eds). Athens: Patakis publications [In Greek]
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries: The case of Greek and Turkish
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries: The case of Greek and Turkish
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication/Politeness phenomena

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