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Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

Dr Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

Photograph of Dr Stergios ChatzikyriakidisVisiting Research Fellow






Dr Stergios Chatzikyriakidis holds a BA in Classics (specialized in Linguistics) from Aristotle University, an MSc in Computational Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistics from King’s College London. His PhD thesis concentrates on the syntax of four dialects of Modern Greek from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective using the King’s-based Dynamic Syntax framework.

Research interests

He has published various papers on clitic positioning, clitic climbing, person restrictions and left and right dislocations. His current research involves developing a unified theory of the right periphery in Greek with an emphasis on mismatch phenomena (case/gender mismatches), developing a full diachronic story of clitic development of Modern Greek and its dialects, defining a unified event/situation semantics analysis of restructuring verbs as well as a full account of clitic climbing in Italian and Romance in general and pursuing a case theory combining traditional theta-theory with tree modalities.

Selected publications
  • Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios (2009). 'Clitics in Grecia Salentina Greek : A Dynamic account', Lingua, 119: 1939-1968. Elsevier Publishing.
  • Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios, 2010. 'A Dynamic Account of Clitic Climbing: A First Sketch'. In: Kempson R., & Gregoromichelaki, E. (eds), The Dynamics of Lexical Interfaces. CSLIpublications (in press).
  • Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios & Kempson, Ruth, forthcoming. 'A Dynamic Account of the Person Case Constraint in Greek'. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Chicago, October 2009.



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