Angeliki Athanasopoulou, PhD
PhD Linguistics, University of Delaware, 2016
MA Linguistics, University of Delaware, 2010
BA Linguistics, University of Ioannina, 2009
Areas of Research
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|LING 699.50/599.50||Methods in Psycholinguistics||Fall 2023|
|LING 600/697||Professional Development||Fall 2023|
|LING 416||Language Acquisition II||Winter 2024|
|LING 403||Phonology II||Winter 2024|
In this SSHRC-funded study, Dr. Curtin and I investigate an aspect of prosodic development, or the melodic properties of language, that exists in structures bigger than single words. We study children’s abilities to comprehend and produce phrases like “blue berry” and compounds like “blueberry” between the ages of 4 and 8 years. These structures often show late development (early teen years), in contrast to the rest of the sound system of a language (e.g., consonants and vowels) and despite the sensitivity young infants show for the physical properties of prosody (timing, pitch, etc.). Six-year-olds show distinct categories for compounds and phrases, but their productions' properties continue developing until the age of 8 years (for compounds). Our project tests the hypothesis that in addition to the physical properties of the melodies, children’s development of different melodic structures depends on their development of the corresponding abstract, mental categories. By understanding the changes of the prosodic system in development, we gain insights about the prosodic system itself and the linguistic models of prosody.
- Faculty of Arts Emerging Teacher Award, University of Calgary. 2021
- Cheman Baira A’gitok and Angeliki Athanasopoulou. 20th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences. (2023)
- Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Irene Vogel, and Nadya Pincus. Journal of Linguistics. 1-41. (2021)
- Susan Geffen, Kelly Burkinshaw, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, and Suzanne Curtin. Journal of Child Language. (2022)
- Jason Lilley, Laura Spinu, and Angeliki Athanasopoulou. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 393-424. (2021)
- Angeliki Athanasopoulou and Irene Vogel. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 16: Selected papers from the 47th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. 8-18. (2020)
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