I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I also direct the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics' Discourse, Social Interaction and Translation (DSIT) Lab. My research is in sociolinguistics and pragmatics with an emphasis on politeness and impoliteness, post-Gricean pragmatics, variational pragmatics and Greek dialectology. My fieldwork site is Cyprus, where I have conducted extensive research on the use of politeness markers, the interplay between local and standard codes, and processes of language change since the Middle Ages. I am an affiliate faculty member at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and hold faculty appointments at the European Union Center and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Between 2008 and 2012, I served as Co-Director and then Director of the University’s Modern Greek Studies program. I am also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Pragmatics and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of Pragmatics, the Journal of Politeness Research, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and Lodz Papers in Pragmatics. To find out more about my research and ongoing work, please follow the links above.
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