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Name: Marios  Mavrogiorgos
Institution: University of Cyprus
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Homepage: https://ucy.academia.edu/MariosMavrogiorgos
State and/or Country: Cyprus   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: generative syntax
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: PUBLICATIONS:

2010. Clitics in Greek: a minimalist account of proclisis and enclisis. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Review by Prof. Arhonto Terzi to appear in Language.

Edited Volumes

2004. Proceedings of the University of Cambridge Second Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (with E. Daskalaki, N. Katsos & M. Reeve). Cambridge: CILR.


2013. (to be submitted to Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) Enclisis in Tobler-Mussafia languages and Finiteness sensitive languages.

2010. Internal structure of clitics and cliticization. Journal of Greek Linguistics 10


2013. Two types of head movement: a view from enclisis. To appear in Salvesen-Meklenborg & Helland (eds.), Challenging clitics. John Benjamins.

2013. Obligatory resumption in Free and Restrictive relatives (with Dr. Evangelia Daskalaki, University of Alberta). To appear in Folli, Sevdali and Truswell (eds.), OUP.

2007. The syntax-morphology interface is at the edge: evidence from Greek clitics. In: Studies in the Morpho-Syntax of Greek, edited by A. Alexiadou. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 175-221.


2009. C-T and the EPP: Deriving enclisis in Modern Greek. In Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop in Greek Syntax and Semantics at MIT. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 57. Edited by C. Halpert, J. Hartman & D. Hill. p. 139-154.

2007. The syntax-morphology interface is at the edge: evidence from Greek clitics. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, p. 150-195.

2004. VOS in Modern Greek: a Derivation by Phase Account. In: Proceedings of the University of Cambridge Second Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, edited by E. Daskalaki, N. Katsos, M. Mavrogiorgos & M. Reeve, Cambridge: CILR, p. 364-371.


2006. Review of Melita Stavrou and Arhonto Terzi, eds. Advances in Greek Generative Syntax: In Honor of Dimitra Theofanopoulou-Kontou. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Journal of Greek Linguistics 7: 161-191
Announced on LINGUIST :  Clitics in Greek
Courses Taught: Intro to Linguistics

Syntax-Pragmatics interface

Language change

Language acquisition

Writing skills

Language and Mind

syntactic theory-2nd year undergraduates

syntax (with emphasis on language disorder)-Speech Language Therapists (undergraduates)

syntactic theory-Masters in Linguistic Theory

Seminars in Morphology

Seminars in pronouns and clitics

Supervision of undergraduate and graduate (masters and PhD) students
Dissertation Abstract: Proclisis and Enclisis in Greek
Reviewer of: Clitics (LL Issue 25.310)
Academic Paper Abstract: Internal Structure of Clitics and Cliticization

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