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Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes

Research interests

Discourse, narrative analysis and sociolinguistics of Modern Greek; anthropological linguistics; youth language; computer-mediated communication.

Editorial activity

Participation in conference

Hellenic Studies, King's College London

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Sep 2006 → …, Hellenic Studies, King's College London

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

In search of context: the ethnographic advantage for Colloquium on Ethnographic challenges and opportunities in language research (Ben Rampton & Vally Lytra, King’s College London) as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, Limerick

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), Jul 2006 → …, In search of context: the ethnographic advantage for Colloquium on Ethnographic challenges and opportunities in language research (Ben Rampton & Vally Lytra, King’s College London) as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, Limerick

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Computer-mediated communication”, Cross-London Seminar

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Jun 2006 → …, “Computer-mediated communication”, Cross-London Seminar

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Small stories in narrative and identity analysis”. Queen Mary Linguistic Colloquium Series

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Feb 2006 → …, “Small stories in narrative and identity analysis”. Queen Mary Linguistic Colloquium Series

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), 2006 → …, Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

European Society for the Study of English (ESSE-8), Institute of English Studies, London Plenary Lecture on Discourse and Identities

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), 2006 → …, European Society for the Study of English (ESSE-8), Institute of English Studies, London Plenary Lecture on Discourse and Identities

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Discussant of “Greek and Turkish languages in contact: attitudes and ideologies”, Greek-Turkish Encounters

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Dec 2005 → …, Discussant of “Greek and Turkish languages in contact: attitudes and ideologies”, Greek-Turkish Encounters

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Narrative Analysis Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, Clinical Psychology Programme,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Nov 2005 → …, Narrative Analysis Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, Clinical Psychology Programme,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Language and identities: Greek across contexts and modes of communication”. Panel co-convened with Vally Lytra (King’s College London) as part of the 7th International Greek Linguistics Conference, York,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Sep 2005 → …, “Language and identities: Greek across contexts and modes of communication”. Panel co-convened with Vally Lytra (King’s College London) as part of the 7th International Greek Linguistics Conference, York,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Bakhtin, Language and Discourse. Day conference co-organized with Ben Rampton and Vally Lytra, King’s College London, . Data Session with Ben Rampton as part of the event

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Sep 2005 → …, Bakhtin, Language and Discourse. Day conference co-organized with Ben Rampton and Vally Lytra, King’s College London, . Data Session with Ben Rampton as part of the event

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Narratives and/in context: from texts to social practices”. Panel co-convened with Anna De Fina (Georgetown) as part of the 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Jul 2005 → …, “Narratives and/in context: from texts to social practices”. Panel co-convened with Anna De Fina (Georgetown) as part of the 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Discussant at Panel on The Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication , as part of 9th IPrA Conference, Riva del Garda,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), Jul 2005 → …, Discussant at Panel on The Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication , as part of 9th IPrA Conference, Riva del Garda,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Methods in Dialogue , ESRC Funded event, Hemingford Grey,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), May 2005 → …, Methods in Dialogue , ESRC Funded event, Hemingford Grey,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The global, the local and email : Workshop on Local, global and language, Language and Global Communication Project, Cardiff University,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), May 2005 → …, The global, the local and email : Workshop on Local, global and language, Language and Global Communication Project, Cardiff University,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Language, identifications, and identities: new avenues of method and analysis (in Greek). Key-note address at the 3rd Conference of Postgraduate Students of Philology, University of Athens

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), Apr 2005 → …, Language, identifications, and identities: new avenues of method and analysis (in Greek). Key-note address at the 3rd Conference of Postgraduate Students of Philology, University of Athens

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Language and ethnicity reappraised: on the implications of “new sociolinguistics” for the study of Greek. Modern Greek Studies Seminars, Oxford,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Mar 2005 → …, Language and ethnicity reappraised: on the implications of “new sociolinguistics” for the study of Greek. Modern Greek Studies Seminars, Oxford,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Small and large identities in narrative inter-action”. As part of a Plenary Panel on Discourse and identities presented at the Georgetown Linguistic Society 2005 Student Conference, The Language and Identity tapestry, Georgetown University, Washington DC. I also led a Lunch with Linguists seminar for the students as part of this event

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), Feb 2005 → …, “Small and large identities in narrative inter-action”. As part of a Plenary Panel on Discourse and identities presented at the Georgetown Linguistic Society 2005 Student Conference, The Language and Identity tapestry, Georgetown University, Washington DC. I also led a Lunch with Linguists seminar for the students as part of this event

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

On the Organizing Committee. European Systemic Functional Workshop, King’s College London,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), 2005 → …, On the Organizing Committee. European Systemic Functional Workshop, King’s College London,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“On doing narrative research without research narratives: data, interactional and identity issues”. Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Dec 2004 → …, “On doing narrative research without research narratives: data, interactional and identity issues”. Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Principal Conference Organiser: The Logos Conference: “Controlling Language: The Greek experience”, The Centre for Hellenic Studies & The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, , London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/hrc/logos

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Sep 2004 → …, Principal Conference Organiser: The Logos Conference: “Controlling Language: The Greek experience”, The Centre for Hellenic Studies & The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, , London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/hrc/logos

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

c) Web-based teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language: An application (In Greek). Keynote Lecture, Centre for the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), Jun 2004 → …, c) Web-based teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language: An application (In Greek). Keynote Lecture, Centre for the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

b) “You can’t argue with a story”: stories as argumentative devices. Keynote Lecture, Department of Applied Linguistics

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), Jun 2004 → …, b) “You can’t argue with a story”: stories as argumentative devices. Keynote Lecture, Department of Applied Linguistics

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

a) Keynote Lecture on “Small and large identities in narrative inter-action”, Workshop on Narrative and Identity

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), Jun 2004 → …, a) Keynote Lecture on “Small and large identities in narrative inter-action”, Workshop on Narrative and Identity

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Pre-conference workshop on Narrative analysis: Working with interactional data (with Michael Bamberg, Clark University), Narrative Matters Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada: Also, seminar on Place/space in narrative as part of the Roundtable on Time, space, and characters in conversational narratives (convened by M. Bamberg)

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), May 2004 → …, Pre-conference workshop on Narrative analysis: Working with interactional data (with Michael Bamberg, Clark University), Narrative Matters Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada: Also, seminar on Place/space in narrative as part of the Roundtable on Time, space, and characters in conversational narratives (convened by M. Bamberg)

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

2004-: The Gift of the Gab: Humanities Linguistics Seminar Series.With Christian Fandrych, Devyani Sharma and Ishtla Singh. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/english/gab.html , (With Anna De Fina) Contact discourses and identities. Panel as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 15, Newcastle upon Tyne

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Apr 2004 → …, 2004-: The Gift of the Gab: Humanities Linguistics Seminar Series.With Christian Fandrych, Devyani Sharma and Ishtla Singh. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/english/gab.html , (With Anna De Fina) Contact discourses and identities. Panel as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 15, Newcastle upon Tyne

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Hamburg Institute for Speech and Communication: Invited Workshop on Discourse boundaries, discourse markers and other not-so-small matters: Greek narratives as a case in point . Also consultancy to the team working on (11th –13th century) Greek narratives

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), 2004 → …, Hamburg Institute for Speech and Communication: Invited Workshop on Discourse boundaries, discourse markers and other not-so-small matters: Greek narratives as a case in point . Also consultancy to the team working on (11th –13th century) Greek narratives

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Language and culture: the case of Greek”, European issues: Public Lectures on European History, Languages, and Culture, Wolverhampton,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), 2004 → …, “Language and culture: the case of Greek”, European issues: Public Lectures on European History, Languages, and Culture, Wolverhampton,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Reflections on language-centred perspectives on Modern Greek “society” and “cultures”. Cambridge Modern Greek Series of Lectures

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Nov 2003 → …, Reflections on language-centred perspectives on Modern Greek “society” and “cultures”. Cambridge Modern Greek Series of Lectures

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

The guy is a cat : interactional positionings of men in a group of female adolescents . For the Panel on Positioning in Discourse: a follow up (convened by Michael Bamberg, Clark University) as part of the 8th IPrA (International Pragmatics Association) Conference, Toronto, . Also Discussant of the Panel

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), Jul 2003 → …, The guy is a cat : interactional positionings of men in a group of female adolescents . For the Panel on Positioning in Discourse: a follow up (convened by Michael Bamberg, Clark University) as part of the 8th IPrA (International Pragmatics Association) Conference, Toronto, . Also Discussant of the Panel

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

with Philip Carabott) Annual Greek Weekend, SCOMGIU, KCL

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), Mar 2003 → …, with Philip Carabott) Annual Greek Weekend, SCOMGIU, KCL

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Positioning self and other in jointly produced story lines: where are we? For the Panel on Positioning in Discourse (convened by Michael Bamberg, Clark University), as part of the 2003 AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) Conference, Arlington, VA,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), Mar 2003 → …, Positioning self and other in jointly produced story lines: where are we? For the Panel on Positioning in Discourse (convened by Michael Bamberg, Clark University), as part of the 2003 AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) Conference, Arlington, VA,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Talking about men: on stylizations and narrativizations of gender in a group of female adcolescents. Birkbeck Applied Linguistics Seminars

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Mar 2003 → …, Talking about men: on stylizations and narrativizations of gender in a group of female adcolescents. Birkbeck Applied Linguistics Seminars

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Looking back when looking ahead: On adolescents identity management in narrative practices. For the Panel Adolescents in Action (convened by Ditte Rasmussen, Copenhagen), as part of the 2nd International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA-02), Copenhagen,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), May 2002 → …, Looking back when looking ahead: On adolescents identity management in narrative practices. For the Panel Adolescents in Action (convened by Ditte Rasmussen, Copenhagen), as part of the 2nd International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA-02), Copenhagen,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

with Mike Baynham, Leeds) Colloquium on Narrative in Time and Place, as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 14, Gent, 4-6 April 2002

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), 2002 → …, with Mike Baynham, Leeds) Colloquium on Narrative in Time and Place, as part of Sociolinguistics Symposium 14, Gent, 4-6 April 2002

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Data and methods in discourse analysis”, Athens University, Postgraduate Programme Seminar Series in Linguistics,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), 2002 → …, “Data and methods in discourse analysis”, Athens University, Postgraduate Programme Seminar Series in Linguistics,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

“Beyond the narrative canon”, Research Workshops on Language and Literacy, Department of Education and Professional Studies, KCL,

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Jun 2001 → …, “Beyond the narrative canon”, Research Workshops on Language and Literacy, Department of Education and Professional Studies, KCL,

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Fragmented stories or biased analyses? On the "canon-ization" of "non-canonical" narratives. Workshop on Narrative in Discourse Analysis and Sociocultural Research, Leeds

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Invited speaker), Mar 2001 → …, Fragmented stories or biased analyses? On the "canon-ization" of "non-canonical" narratives. Workshop on Narrative in Discourse Analysis and Sociocultural Research, Leeds

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Discourse and social identities in narrative (inter)-action. For the Panel Identities in Narrative (convened by Anna de Fina, Georgetown), as part of the 2001 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, St Louis, Missouri, . Also Discussant of the Panel

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Speaker), Feb 2001 → …, Discourse and social identities in narrative (inter)-action. For the Panel Identities in Narrative (convened by Anna de Fina, Georgetown), as part of the 2001 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, St Louis, Missouri, . Also Discussant of the Panel

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

MG Studies seminars, Centre for Hellenic Studies

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), 2001 → …, MG Studies seminars, Centre for Hellenic Studies

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Centre for the Teaching of Foreign Languages & Department of Applied Linguistics, Universidad nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Keynote/plenary speaker), 2001 → …, Centre for the Teaching of Foreign Languages & Department of Applied Linguistics, Universidad nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

On the Steering Group (Christian Heath & Dirk vom Lehn, Management Centre Ben Rampton, Education and Professional Studies) of Discourse and Social Interaction (DSI), King’s College London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/dsi

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Organiser), 2000 → …, On the Steering Group (Christian Heath & Dirk vom Lehn, Management Centre Ben Rampton, Education and Professional Studies) of Discourse and Social Interaction (DSI), King’s College London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/dsi

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Publication peer-review

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Book Prize

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Editor), 2005 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

AHRB Research Leave Applications

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Editor), 2001 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

Special Issue too), Language and Literature, Language @ Internet (Reviewer for Special Issue too), Narrative Inquiry, Text

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Editor), 2001 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

Publishers: Blackwell, Pragmatics and Beyond New Series (Benjamins), Routledge, Oxford University Press

Alexandra Georgakopoulou-Nunes (Editor), 2001 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

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