Call for papers: 6th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC6): Plurilingualism, Variation, Spaces of Literacy, University of Cyprus, October 23-25, 2020. Deadline: March 15, 2020.
Keynote speakers: Ofelia Garcia, Clare Mar-Molinero, Eleni Skourtou.
The main theme of CLC6 is the charting of the relationship between plurilingualism, linguistic variation, hybrid linguistic performances and alternative literacies. The hybridity and superdiversity of the contemporary linguistic landscape has been long acknowledged. Do language pedagogies treat language as a complex semiotic resource? Do such pedagogies forge links between pluri- or multilingualism, linguistic variation, translanguaging and alternative literacy practices within and outside of the school context? Do such extant models ultimately debunk dominant literacy policies and practices?
Τhe languages of the conference are English and Greek.
Marianna Kyriakou has a Bachelor’s Degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus (Cyprus), a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Sussex (UK).
Her research is in the field of sociolinguistics. Specifically, she focuses on the study of diglossia, language attitudes, and identity (particularly ethnic identity), and how these three areas influence one another. Marianna is particularly interested in the concept of classic diglossia (Ferguson, 1959) and proposes an extension of the term in order to describe modern diglossic societies such as Cyprus. She is currently working on articles on diglossia, proposing a new extension of the term as this applies to the case of Cyprus as well as on articles on language and ethnic identity.
Marianna’s 12 years of work experience includes English and French language teaching at private schools and other institutions. During these years, she had the opportunity to attend many seminars regarding the teaching of English as a second language and to receive new and updated knowledge regarding English language teaching methodologies and approaches. She has also taught lessons on Methodologies of Second Language Acquisition at University and worked as a translator and proof-reader and participated in educational projects sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Cyprus. She is currently teaching Linguistics at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus.
Work for CID:
Marianna Kyriakou wrote KC85: Diglossia, and then translated it into Greek. She has also frequently served as a reviewer for Greek.
Assistant Professor or Lecturer: New Media and Power, Cyprus University of Technology – Department of Communication and Internet Studies. Deadline: July 27, 2017
Candidates are expected to have a strong critical theoretical background in the study of new media and a good record of empirical research on how power structures and social conflicts shape and are shaped by the new media, at any level of analysis, from macro (global, societal, institutional) to micro (social-psychological and political, in the broad sense, aspects of new media use). Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the Department’s commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
Applicants for all academic positions should have a doctorate degree from a recognized University and good knowledge of the Greek language. The languages of instruction at the University are Greek and/or Turkish. Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.