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Name: Marina  Tzakosta
Institution: University of Patras
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State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: [1] Tzakosta, M. in press. Acquiring Variable Stress in Greek: an OT Approach. Journal of Greek Lnguistics.

[2] Revithiadou, A. and M. Tzakosta. 2004b. Alternative Grammars in Acquisition: Markedness- vs. Faithfulness-Oriented Learning. In Brugos, A., L. Micciula
and C.E. Smith (eds.). Proceedings of The 28th BUCLD Annual Conference on
Language Development: Supplement. Somerville: Cascadilla Press.

[3] Revithiadou, A. and M. Tzakosta. 2004a. Markedness Hierarchies vs. Positional Faithfulness and the Role of Multiple Grammars in the Acquisition of Greek. In Baauw, S. and J. van Kampen (eds.). Proceedings of GALA 2003. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition. Vol. 2: 377-388. Utrecht University.

[4] Tzakosta, M. 2003d. Markedness, Faithfulness and Constraint Promotion in OT Language Learning: Evidence from Greek Child Language. In Waldie, R., M. Teshigawara, A. Marinakis, C. Bodenbender and X. Hua Wu (eds.). Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle of the University of Victoria. Proceedings of the 19th North West Linguistics Conference (NWLC). Uvic, BC, Canada. 169-178.

[5] Tzakosta, M. 2003c. The Acquisition of Clitics in Greek: A Phonological Perspective. In Agbayani, B., P. Koskinen and V. Samiian (eds.). Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference of Linguistics. Vol. 14. Department of Linguistics, California State University at Fresno.

[6] Tzakosta, M. 2003a. Deletion and Insertion: Two Pathways Towards Optimality. In Mela-Athanasopoulou, E. (ed.). Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Selected Papers. School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece. 259-271.

[7] Tzakosta, M. 2001b. The Acquisition of Manner Features in Modern Greek. In Féry, C. A. Rubach Green, and R. van de Vijver (eds.) Proceedings of HIL5. Potsdam: University of Potsdam. 178-193.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Special Edition on Developmental Paths in Phonological Acquisition
Courses Taught: [1] Phonological Language Variation and Change, University of Patras

[2] Basis Literatuur, University of Leiden
Dissertation Abstract: Multiple Parallel Grammars in the Acquisition of Stress in Greek L1
Reviewer of: Psycholinguistics: Deuchar & Quay (2001) (LL Issue 12.2989)
Linguistic Theories: McCarthy (2001) (LL Issue 13.1190)
Morphology: Booij (2002) The Morphology of Dutch (LL Issue 13.3007)

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