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Dr Tereza Spilioti

Overview

Dr Tereza Spilioti Position: Lecturer Email: SpiliotiT1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76041
Extension: 76041
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU.

Research Group

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Postgraduate Students

I am interested in supervising PhD students in areas related to language and media, digital cultures and communication, and digital literacies. Research drawing on discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, ethnography and new literacy studies would be of particular interest.

Research Interests

Media discourse; language and digital communication; language ideologies; digital ethnography; vernacular literacies; social interaction and sociolinguistics.

Selected Publications

Spilioti, T. and Georgakopoulou, A. (eds), (in preparation) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. (Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics)

Spilioti, T. (2011) Beyond genre: Closings and relational work in text-messaging. In C. Thurlow & K. Mroczek (eds) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media. New York & London: Oxford University Press. (series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

Spilioti, T. (2009) Graphemic representation of text-messaging: Alphabet-choice and code-switches in Greek SMS. Pragmatics, 19 (3): 395-414.

Spilioti, T. (2009) Text-messages (SMS): Language attitudes and ideological representations in the Greek press. (in Greek) Communication Issues, 3 (9): 62-74.

Publications

Books and Edited Collection
Spilioti, T. and Georgakopoulou, A. (eds), (in preparation) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. (Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics)

Chapters and Journal Articles
Spilioti, T. (forthcoming) On the mobile again! Opening sequences in Greek text-messaging. In M. Christodoulidou (ed.) Analysing Greek Talk-in-Interaction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Series: Pragmatics & Beyond, New Series)
Spilioti, T. (2011) Beyond genre: Closings and relational work in text-messaging. In C. Thurlow & K. Mroczek (eds) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media. New York & London: Oxford University Press. (series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
Spilioti, T. (2009) Graphemic representation of text-messaging: Alphabet-choice and code-switches in Greek SMS. Pragmatics, 19 (3): 395-414.
Spilioti, T. (2009) Text-messages (SMS): Language attitudes and ideological representations in the Greek press. (in Greek) Communication Issues, 3 (9): 62-74.
Spilioti, T. (2007) Organisational patterns in text-messages. (in Greek) Proceedings of the 3rd Athens Postgraduate Conference: Faculty of Philology University of Athens, 9-10 April 2005. Athens: University of Athens.       

Book Reviews
Spilioti, T. (2008) Book review of Childhood Memoires or Vrikolounia by Katina Zervou (2006), Diavazo: Literary Magazine (in Greek), 490, p. 74.

 

Research

My research interests focus on aspects of language and new media, resonating with key themes of the Centre for Language and Communication Research, such as language, globalisation, identities and interpersonal communication. My doctoral research explores text-messages and social interaction, integrating methods from genre, conversation analysis and interactional sociolinguistics, to explore genre, sociability and intimacy in texting practices of young people.

I am particularly interested in issues of typography and transliteration on the web, with a focus on the relatively recent phenomena of transliterated English into local scripts (e.g. ‘Engreek’, i.e. typing English with Greek characters). I have also developed a growing interest in multimodality issues and I’m currently working on a project exploring the use of multiple codes and modes as semiotic resources on websites of popular radio shows.

Other interests include relationality and (im)politeness online, multilingualism and language ideologies, as well as the issue of social presence online, with a focus on deictic practices deployed in contemporary use of mobile internet technologies.

Biography

I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research as a lecturer in September 2012, having previously worked as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Kingston University for four years. After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Athens (Greece), I moved to the UK, to pursue my studies. I was awarded an MSt in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Linguistics from King’s College London (2007) where I taught modules in applied and socio-linguistics, as well as Modern Greek language.

My undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching experience includes courses such as: Media Texts, Discourse of Broadcasting, Discourse and Social Media, Computer-Mediated Communication, Media Communication, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, and Qualitative Research Methods.

I am a member of the International Pragmatics Association and the British Association for Applied Linguistics.