Dr. Axiotis (Akis) Kechagias

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crescent House 204

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Twitter: @draxkech

Current positions

Lecturer in Lingustics , Chair of Taught Ethics

BIOGRAPHY

I am a Lecturer in Linguistics and member of the English Language team since 2012. I joined the team after I completed a Master of Research (MRes) and a doctoral programme (PhD) both at University College London (UCL). Before moving to Salford I worked as a visiting lecturer and teaching fellow at various institutions mainly in London and the South-East such as UCL, Queen Mary-University of London, the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Westminster.

Areas of research

Linguistics, English Language, Communication, Psychology

Teaching

  • Language Acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Morphology 
  • Linguistic Theory

Research Interests

I work within the broad context of Theoretical and Applied linguistics. My research revolves mostly around the structural properties of natural language and grammatical theory, the relation between different linguistic subsystems (particularly the syntax-morphology interface), as well as the relation between language structure and language-external systems such as cognition and information structury. Secondarily, I have a keen interest in psycholinguistics (especially in the relation between linguistic knowledge and parsing), language acquisition (especially the acquisition of syntax and discourse functions in L1 and L2) and quantitative methods in Linguistics.  

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • BA in Linguistics with Classics, School of Philosophy (University of Ioannina, Greece)
  • MRes in Theoretical Linguistics, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences  (UCL)
  • PhD in Linguistics, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences  (UCL)
  • Advanced Core Training in Linguistics (ACTL) Diploma
  • PgCert in Higher Education. (Salford) 

Memberships

  • the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB) and
  • the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)