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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Irene  Theodoropoulou
Institution: Qatar University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://qu.academia.edu/IreneTheodoropoulou
State and/or Country: Qatar   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Sociolinguistics/Discourse analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: (2013). Sociolinguistic variation in Athenian Greek. In: Journal of Greek Linguistics 13: 28-51.

(2012) Sociolinguistic profile of the Generation of 700 Euros. In: Frangaki, Georgia, Thanassis Georgakopoulos and Charalambos Themistocleous (eds.) Greek Linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 177-196.

(2010a) Popular literature discourses of Athenian suburbia: Northern suburbs. In: Articulo – Journal of Urban Research. Special issue on ‘Représentations et pratiques des espaces de vie’. Hors série 3. http://articulo.revues.org/index1110.html (1/10/2010)

(2010b) A stylistic perspective on Athenian suburbia as a culture of conflicting social constructities. In: Baumbach, Sibylle (ed.) Regions of Culture – Regions of Identity. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

(2010c) Authentication of the Athenian ‘new-rich’ and ‘new-poor’ suburbanite identities. In: Parpală, Emilia & Carmen Popescu (eds.) Comunicare, Identitate, Cultură [Communication, Identity, Culture]. Craiova: Editura Universitaria, 219-232.

(2009) Discourse markers vs. interjections: An interactional sociolinguistic approach. In: Jain, Vinay K. (guest ed.) Language Forum: A Journal of Language and Literature. Special Issue on ‘Applied Sociolinguistics’. (Vol. 35, No. 1, Jan-June 2009). New Delhi: Bahri Publications, 79-97.

(2008) Football register formation: The case of Greece’s triumph in EURO 2004. In: Lavric, Eva & Gerhard Pisek & Andrew Skinner & Wolfgang Stadler (eds.) The Linguistics of Football (Language in Performance, vol 38). Tübingen: Gunter Narr, pp. 333-342.
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics
Discourse Analysis
Bilingualism
History of English
Introduction to language
Reviewer of: Play Frames and Social Identities (LL Issue 19.2105)
Language and Sexuality (through and) beyond Gender (LL Issue 22.3294)
Language and Mobility (LL Issue 24.2566)
Academic Paper Abstract: Dialects of English: New Zealand English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.



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