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Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki
Associate Professor Sociolinguistics
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Humanities
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution
Ph.D. Linguistics 2005 University of London
M.A. European Language and Literature 1987 Queen Mary, University of London
B.A. English 1983 Deree College, The American College of Greece [Transfer student, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France, Oct 1978-Jun 1980]
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
Feb. 2014 present European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor of Linguistics
Sept. 2012 Aug. 2016 European University Cyprus Cyprus Chair of Department of Humanities
Sept. 2007 Aug. 2014 European University Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2016 “English as a Lingua Franca: The Linguistic Landscape in Lidras and Onasagorou street, Lefkosia, Cyprus” N. Tsantila, J. Mandalios & M. Ilkos (Eds.), ELF: Pedagogical and interdisciplinary perspectives, Athens: Deree – The American College of Greece. (Proceedings of The 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Athens, Deree College-The American College of Greece, 4-6 Sep 2014) - ISBN 9786188180307 145-154
2014 “Early English Language Learning in Cyprus: Parental Perceptions of Identity and Intelligibility” Vrikki, M. Bernadette O’ Rourke, Nicola Bermingham & Sara Brennan (Eds), Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics, British Association of Applied Linguistics, Scitsiugnil press. (Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 5-7 September 2013) 219-230
2013 “Which alphabet on car number-plates in Cyprus? An issue of language planning, ideology and identity” Language Problems & Language Planning 37(3) 249-270
2013 “Public and commercial signs in Cyprus: Should language policy foster an identity?” Marilena Karyolemou & Pavlos Pavlou (eds), Language Policy and Planning in the Mediterranean World. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 210-224
2010a “50 χρόνια γλωσσικής πολιτικής στην Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία: Ενίσχυση ελληνικής, κυπριακής, ή ευρωπαϊκής ταυτότητας;” [50 years of language policy in the Republic of Cyprus: Fostering of Greek, Cypriot or European identity?] Περικλέους Χρυσόστομος (Επιμ.), Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία 50 χρόνια επώδυνη πορεία [The Republic of Cyprus: a 50-year painful course], Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα, [Papazisi, Athens] 130-157
2010b “Η Ελληνική ως ζήτημα ταυτότητας και γλωσσικού σχεδιασμού στην Κύπρο: Άδειες οδήγησης, διαβατήρια και πινακίδες κυκλοφορίας οχημάτων” [Greek as an issue of identity and language planning in Cyprus: Driving Licences, passports and car number plates] Ανδρέας Βοσκός, Διονύσης Γούτσος & Αμαλία Μόζερ (Επιμ.), Η ελληνική γλώσσα στην Κύπρο από την αρχαιότητα ως σήμερα[The Greek language in Cyprus from antiquity to the present], Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα [National and Kapodistrian University of Athens]  262-282
2009 “Greek in Cyprus: Identity oscillations and language planning” Georgakopoulou, Alexandra & Michael Silk (Eds). Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited 187-219
2007 “Education, language policy and identity in Cyprus: A diachronic perspective (1960-1997)” Andreas Papapavlou & Pavlos Pavlou (Eds.), Sociolinguistic and pedagogical dimensions of dialects in education, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 80-100
2004 “Language and ethnicity in Cyprus under the British: A linkage of heightened salience” The International Journal of the Sociology of Language 168 19-36
2001 “English or Greek language? State or ethnic identity? The case of the courts in Cyprus” Language Problems & Language Planning 25(3) 259-288
Research Projects
  • Date Title Funded by Project Role*
    Oct. 2012-Sept. 2014 English for young learners in Cyprus education: Exploring parents’ attitudes from ideological and utilitarian perspectives European University Cyprus Internal Research Grants Academic supervisor
    Sept.2007-Feb.2009 Language planning and education in Cyprus: New identity orientations? Cyprus College Research Faculty Grant(Award for the best research project proposal) - Cyprus Telecommunications Authority
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
April 2013 - present Cyprus Permanent Committee for the Standardization of Geographical names, Ministry of Education and Culture
2014- present Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Journal reviewer
2014 Identities Journal Journal reviewer
2014 The Linguistics Journal Journal reviewer
2013 Studies in Second Language Learning & Teaching Journal Journal reviewer
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements