The Laboratory of Southeastern Mediterranean Linguistics aims to promote scientific research on general linguistics with emphasis on the structure, learning and teaching of the languages ​​of the SE Mediterranean, their history and use, as well as language policy and literacy. In particular, the Laboratory conducts research on:

  • theoretical and comparative linguistics (with emphasis on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics issues)
  • typology, dialectology and linguistic contact
  • language acquisition and issues related to the language-mind and language-brain relationship
  • language change
  • description of the grammatical systems of the languages ​​of the SE Mediterranean (Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Turkish)
  • learning of the languages ​​of the SE Mediterranean as first, second or foreign languages
  • literacy, with an emphasis on adult education and lifelong learning
  • language programming

The Southeastern Mediterranean Linguistics Laboratory serves the teaching needs of the Department and mainly of the Southeastern Mediterranean Linguistics Department as it supports in the laboratory the teaching of courses such as Applied Phonetics, Language Acquisition, Dialectology, Learning and Teaching of a Foreign Language, Special Topics in the History of Greek Language, Literacy.

Research – Collaborations

The Laboratory of Southeastern Mediterranean Linguistics invites renowned scientists from Greece and abroad to enrich the curriculum with lectures and seminars. In this context, researchers from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Crete, the University of Patras, the University of Reading, the University of Potsdam, the University of Washington, the Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, the Meertens Institute / KNAW, the University of Geneva, etc. have visited the Laboratory.

As part of field research, research trips have been made to Symi to collect oral material for the Symian dialect and to Nea Trapezounta, Pieria for on-site research and collection of oral and written data of Ofitiki Pontian dialect (Sponsor: Cultural Association “Alexandros Ypsilantis”).

The Laboratory collaborates with National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Crete, the University of Konstanz (Germany), the University of Leiden (Netherlands), the Meertens Institute (Netherlands), the City University (England), the University of Reading (England), the University of Geneva (Switzerland), the Boğaziçi Iversniversitesi (Turkey), Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi (Turkey), the University of Potsdam (Germany), the Institute of Speech Processing, he Center for Asia Minor Studies, Alexandros Ypsilantis Cultural Association.


Professor Eleni Karantzola

Τel.: +30 22410 99348
Address: Kleovoulos Building, 1st floor, University of the Aegean, Demokratias 1, Rhodes 85132, Greece