Theo Marinis





Dept. of Human Communication Science

University College London


Tel: +44-20-7679 4096

Fax: +44-20-7713-0861

My first degree was in German, Linguistics and Art History at the University of Athens, at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Cologne. Subsequently, I did a Ph.D. at the Linguistics Department of the University of Potsdam, where I was member of the Graduate Programme ‘Economy and complexity of language’ a programme run jointly by the University of Potsdam and the Humboldt University of Berlin. My Ph.D. thesis ‘The Acquisition of the DP in Modern Greek’ was concerned with the development of syntax and morphology of the noun phrase by 1 ½ to 3-year-old children acquiring Modern Greek as their L1.

After finishing my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Language & Linguistics of the University of Essex on the research project 'The Development of Language Processing', which investigated syntactic processing in child L1 and adult L2 learners of English. Subsequently, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the project 'The cognitive function and structure of language processing in children with SLI' at the Centre for Developmental Language Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience, at the Department of Human Communication Science, University College London. This project investigated syntactic processing in typically developing children and children with Specific Language Impairment.

From October 2004, I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Linguistics, Language Development and Language Processing at the Department of Human Communication Science, University College London and I conduct research in language acquisition and language processing in L1 typically and atypically developing children and adult Second Language Learners. This term, I also teach a course at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading.

My main interests are first and second language acquisition, language processing and language disorders of syntax, morphology and prosody, as well as theoretical linguistics.

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