Events and Activities

2nd International Conference on Greek Etymology: Greek and Balkan etymology

November 9th-10th, 2018
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandafyllidis Foundation] of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework of the annual international conferences on the study of the Greek language in all its historical and geographical range, organized the “2nd International Conference on Greek Etymology: Greek and Balkan etymology”, on November 9-10, 2018, in Thessaloniki.

The Conference examined issues related to the etymology of the Greek language, covering all historical periods and aspects, whether dialectal or not. Moreover, as the subtitle suggests, the Conference was dedicated to both Greek and Balkan etymology. In the “1st Conference on Greek Etymology”, Balkan etymology mainly focused on the Balkan dimension of Greek words. In the 2nd Conference, Balkan etymology was represented on an equal footing with Greek etymology, it was considered to be a distinct, stand-alone framework for the etymological analysis of the words, and the second day of the Conference was dedicated to it. The Conference is organized, among others, around the following thematic areas: (a) theoretical aspects of Greek and Balkan etymology, (b) etymological suggestions regarding specific words, (c) etymology and dialectology, (d) etymology and language contact, (e) etymology and philology (text reconstruction, pre-scientific etymology), and (f) etymology and education.

Conference participants included researchers with an outstanding contribution to the etymology of Greek and Balkan languages. Keynote speakers: Professor Jasmina Grković-Major (University of Novi Sad & Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia) and Professor Thede Kahl (University of Jena, Germany).

Symposium on Pragmatic Particles in (Greek) Talk-in-interaction

June 24th-25th, 2019
Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation] is pleased to announce its 3rd Symposium on the Greek language in spoken communication, to be held in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June 2019. The Symposium is organized in the framework of the Institute’s activities on spoken Greek and the research project Greek Talk-in-interaction and Conversation Analysis. This year its special topic is the Pragmatic Particles in (Greek) Talk-in-interaction.

In the study of the Modern Greek language, ‘particles’ (small, uninflected words) came to the fore already in the early 1950s through the Modern Greek Syntax (by Ach. Tzartzanos), in which the multifunctionality and heterogeneity of these linguistic items (conjunctions, adverbs, interjections, prepositions) became apparent. Contemporary linguistic research has highlighted a multitude of such items across languages, pointing to the lack (or bleaching) of their referential meaning in favor of interactional, structural-organizational, etc. functions.

The variety of theoretical and methodological approaches taken as well as the focus on, in part, different phenomena is reflected in the plethora of terms employed in the literature, for example: Abtönungspartikel (Weydt 1969), discourse markers (Schiffrin 1987, Fraser 1990, Jucker & Ziv 1998, Fischer 2013, Maschler & Schiffrin 2015), utterance particles (Luke 1990), pragmatic particles (Östman 1995, Foolen 1996, Beeching 2002), pragmatic markers (Brinton 1996, Andersen 2001, Aijmer 2013), modal particles (Aijmer 1997, Waltereit 2001), discourse particles (Aijmer 2002, Fischer 2006), interactional particles (Morita 2005), or simply particles (Heritage & Sorjonen 2018). The term pragmatic particles, employed here, is intended to cover the wide spectrum of linguistic items/constructions with indexical and meta-communicative meaning and to serve as a hypernym of the above-mentioned terms, without commitment to individual delineations and categorizations.

This year’s Symposium will also host a number of talks on pragmatic particles in other languages, so that discussion of the Greek data can be situated in the cross-linguistic perspective of talk-in-interaction. 

The keynote speaker of the Symposium will be Professor Emeritus

John Heritage (University of California at Los Angeles).

Moreover, the following experts have confirmed their participation Galina Bolden (Assoc. Professor, Rutgers University), Yael Maschler (Professor, University of Haifa), Geoffrey Raymond (Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara), Marja-Leena Sorjonen (Professor, University of Helsinki).

Manolis Triandaphyllidis and Maria Lioudaki

 August 25th, 2018
Ierapetra, Crete

"Poiitiki Speira", the Municipality of Ierapetra and the Cultural Society of Vainia organized an event in memory of Maria Lioudaki at the Ierapetra Ottoman mosque on August 25, 2018 at 21:00.
 

15th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki

May 3rd-6th, 2018
Pavilions 13, 14 and 15, Helexpo, Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies participated in the 15th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki, hold from May 3rd to May 6th, 2018, at the Helexpo Exhibition Center (Pavilion 13, stand 82). The 15th Book Fair was dedicated, among others, to the (countries of the) Francophonie.

39th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics

April 19th-21st, 2018
Ceremony Hall, Faculty of Philosophy, and RDC, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies supported the 39th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, A.U.Th., which was held on April 19-21, 2018, in Thessaloniki, and was dedicated in memoriam of the great Greek linguist Michalis Setatos.

1st International Conference on Koine, koines and the formation of Standard Modern Greek

November 3rd-4th, 2017
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandafyllidis Foundation] of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework of the annual international conferences on the study of the Greek language in all its historical and geographical range, organized the “1st International Conference on the Koine, koines, and the formation of Standard Modern Greek” on November 3-4, 2017, in Thessaloniki, in Memoriam of the leading Greek linguist Michalis Setatos (1929-2017), who was a member of the Institute's Board of Directors from 1973 until 2017. The aim of the conference was to examine the problems associated with the emergence of koines in Greece, as well as in the other Balkan countries, giving the opportunity for a new approach to the theoretical problems in question and for a re-examination of aspects of the Hellenistic Koine.

Professors David Britain (University of Bern, Switzerland), Ranko Bugarski (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Christoforos Charalambakis (University of Athens) etc., leading scholars on issues related to the conference’s focus areas, participated in the conference.

A documentary about M. Triandaphyllidis

June 12th, 2017
"Those who dared: M. Triandaphyllidis", Cosmote TV subscription channel

On Monday, June 12th, at 10.00 p.m. (UTC + 02:00), a documentary about M. Triandaphyllidis was screened on Cosmote TV subscription channel, in the series "Those who dared". Speakers: D. Mavroskoufis, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Chr. Charalambakis, professor emeritus at the University of Athens, S. Moschonas, associate professor at the University of Athens, Ms T. Efthymiatou-Alisandratou, and Institute staff.
Sceenplay-Direction: Angelos Kovotsos
Research-Documentation: Nikos Tilkeridis.

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Greek language event

May 28th, 2017
Servia Town Hall, Servia

The Educational Group of Servia "Ta Kastra" organized an event about the Greek language, in which the Institute of Modern Greek Studies also participated. The event took place at the Servia Town Hall, on May 28th, 2017, at 11:00.
 

A hundred years since the language-education reform of 1917

May 12th-13th, 2017
Ceremony Hall, Faculty of Philosophy of A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Faculty of Philosophy of the A.U.Th., the School of Primary Education of the A.U.Th., and the MA program of the University of Western Macedonia “Educational Studies: Theoretical, Research and Teaching Approaches to History and Local History”, in collaboration with the Greek Society of Education Historians, the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”, the Institute of Modern Greek Studies and the Glinos Foundation, organized a conference entitled “A hundred years since the language-education reform of 1917”, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The conference was held on May 12-13, 2017, at the Ceremony Hall of the Faculty of Philosophy, A.U.Th.

14th Thessaloniki International Book Fair

May 11th-14th, 2017
Pavilions 13 and 15, Helexpo, Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies participated in the 14th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki, hold from May 11th to May 14th, 2017, at the Helexpo Exhibition Center (Pavilion 13, stand 100). The 14th Book Fair was dedicated, among others, to the European South, to N. Kazantzakis and to the Cultural year Greece-China.

Supporting the 38th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics

April 27th-28th, 2017
Amphitheaters of the Research Dissemination Centre (KEDEA), A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies supported the 38th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which took place in Thessaloniki, on April 27-28, 2017.  Subject: "Ancient Greek, Modern Greek and Education".

Greek language event

April 3rd, 2017
Municipal Library of Kavala, Kavala

The Group for the Spreading of the Greek Language of Kavala, in collaboration with the Municipality of Kavala, organized an event about the Greek language, in which the Institute of Modern Greek Studies also participated. The event took place at the Municipal Library of Kavala, on April 3, 2017, at 18:00.
 

Presentation of the book "N. Paraskevopoulos, Οι μέλισσες και οι λύκοι [The bees and the wolves]"

February 10th, 2017
Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum, Athens

On February 10th, 2017, at 7.00 p.m., Nikos Paraskevopoulos' book "The bees and the wolves: studies in the history of Greek law" was presented at the Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum, 15 Areopagitou str., Athens.

Christmas Book Bazaar 2016

December 15th-16th, 2016
New Building, Faculty of Philosophy of the A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies organized a "Christmas Book Bazaar" on December 15th and 16th, 2016 (10:00-15.00), at the New Building of the Faculty of Philosophy. Recent and older publications were available to all the members of the university community at special prices.

1st International Conference on Language Contact in the Balkans and Asia Minor

November 3rd-5th, 2016
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies (M. Triandaphyllidis Foundation), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, organized the “1st International Conference on Language Contact in the Balkans and Asia Minor (Ancient, Medieval and Modern times)”, held on 3-5 November 2016, in Thessaloniki. The conference investigated language contact in the Balkans and Asia Minor, with a special focus on the relationship between Greek and other languages in these regions.

Keynote speakers: professors Bernt Brendemoen (Universitetet i Oslo) and Klaus Steinke (Universität Erlangen), leading scholars on issues related to language contact in the conference’s focus areas. In addition, internationally acclaimed scholars such as Brian Joseph (Ohio State University, Columbus), Matthias Kappler (Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia), Irena Sawicka (Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa), Andrej Sobolev (Universität Marburg) participated in the conference.