Contact: a.kechagias [AT] ucl.ac.uk
Currently I am a Lecturer in Linguistics in the University of Salford, Manchester. I am also a honorary research associate at UCL.. My main research interests revolve mostly around the interaction between the configurational (i.e.structural) and non-configurational (i.e. discourse-configurational) aspect of natural language, the syntactic properties of Verb-initial languages, the morpho-syntax and the semantics of doubling phenomena, the so-called Syntax--Conceptual/Intentional Interface and the linearisation of syntactic structures. I also focus on natural language development and psycholinguistics, with a keen interest in the acquisition of discourse functions and the parsing of speech disfluencies.
January 2007-January 2011:
PhD in Linguistics, Research Department of Linguistics, UCL, UK.
September 2004-September 2005:
MA in Theoretical Linguistics, (former) Department of Linguistics & Phonetics, UCL,UK.
September 1999-July 2003:
BA in Classics, Literature & Linguistics, Department of Philology, University of Ioannina,Greece.
September 1996-June 1999:
Lyceum 'Apolytirion', 2nd High School of Kastoria, Greece.
Kechagias, A (in preparation). An experimental analysis of object non-focal left dislocation in Greek
Kechagias, A. (submitted). A morpho-syntactic analysis of doubling in Greek and its significance for the theory of doubling. Lingua.
Kechagias, A. (submitted). Re-thinking of the Greek VOS orders: Evidence from Secondary Predication. Linguistic Inquiry Squib.
Kechagias, A. (forthcoming). The Syntax-C/I Interface: Functional Discrepancies between CLLD and ‘Bare Left Dislocation’ in Modern Greek. Proceeding of the 20th International Symposium in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki 2011. Downloadable at: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz?_s=nmPT67lTPZCKCmZQ&_k=fODDQhDG1r1UBs53
Kechagias, A. (2011). A new look at Clitic Doubling in Standard Modern Greek. UCL Working Papers, vol. 22. Downloadable at: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz?_s=nmPT67lTPZCKCmZQ&_k=Fk1dLM6sGFUJFZbs
Kechagias, A. (2011). Regulating Word Order in Modern Greek: Verb-initial and non-Verb-Initial orders and the Conceptual/Intentional Interaface. Doctoral Dissertation, UCL. Link: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1317764/1/1317764.pdf
Kechagias, A. (2010). Some remarks on the syntax & intonation contour of verb-initial orders in Modern Greek. In Proceedings of the of the 19th International Symposium in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki 2009. Downloadable at: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz?_s=nmPT67lTPZCKCmZQ&_k=eueJC-aen7vgC8to
Kechagias, A. (2009). The VSO-VOS Alternation in Modern Greek: Syntax Revisited. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, vol 20 (2009). Link: http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/linguistics/publications/WPL/08papers/Kechagias%20final.pdf
Kechagias, A. (2005). Generating words: Compounding in Modern Greek. Unpublished MA dissertation. Link: http://freepdfhosting.com/b76fe44abb.pdf
As a Lecturer:
September 2012--, School of Humanitites, Languages and Social Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester
- Structure of English
- Methodology in Linguistics
- Language Structure and Use (PG)
- Word and Sentence Structure
- Current Issues in Linguistics
As a Visiting Lecturer:
Spring Term 2011-2012, School of English Language & Communication, University of Hertforshire
- HUM0190: Minimalist Syntax
Spring Term 2010-2011 Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster.
As a Teaching Associate:
Spring Term 2011-2012, School of Film, Languages and Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London
- LIN122 Language Acquistion for biology and physchology students
As a Teaching Assistant
2008-2011: Teaching Assistant, Research Department of Linguistic, UCL.