Research grants

Obtained and directed (or directs) the projects (23)
  1. Topics in comparative morphology: Compounding in Greek and Romance languages: A contrastive study. University of Athens Research Committee. 1994-1996.
  2. Topics in comparative morphology: Inflectional features in Greek and Romance languages: A contrastive study. University of Athens Research Committee. 1996-1997.
  3. Greek WORDNET, an electronic lexical semantic network. EPET II Program, Greek Ministry of Development, General Secretariat of Research and Technology. 1999- 2001.
  4. GRIKO, a Greek dialect of South Italy: Description and analysis. INTERREG II Program, Greek Ministry of Development, General Secretariat of Research and Technology. 2000-2001.
  5. The Asia-Minor language of Kydonies (Aivali) and Moschonisia: Description and analysis. EPTA Program, Ministry of the Aegean. 2002-2004. http://mikrasia.lit.upatras.gr.
  6. Word-formation in the Asia-Minor language of Kydonies and Moschonisia. HERAKLEITOS Program for Ph.D. Studies, Greek Ministry of Education. 2003-2006.
  7. Comparative linguistics and language variation. EPEAEK Graduate Studies Program, Greek Ministry of Education. 2004-2008.
  8. The dialect of Eastern Lesbos: description and analysis. PYTHAGORAS II Program, Greek Ministry of Education. 2005-2007.
  9. Compounding in language acquisition. Hellenic Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.), Postdoctoral research for Dr. Marina Tzakosta. Greek Ministry of Education. 2005-2006.
  10. Documentation and description of Cappadocian. Documentation of Endangered Languages Program. Funded by SOAS (PG0033). In cooperation with Mark Janse, Professor at Ghent University. 2006-2007.
  11. A cross-dialectal approach for the derivation of Greek words. Hellenic Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.). Post-doctoral research for Dr. Dimitra Melissaropoulou. Greek Ministry of Education. 2008-2009.
  12. Documentation of the dialect of Agia Paraskevi (Eastern Lesbos). Community of Agia Paraskevi, Lesbos. July-August 2008.
  13. From the Dialect of Megara to Old Athenian. Leventis Foundation. 2009-2010.
  14. Preservation of the linguistic heritage: The Cretan dialect in Western Turkey. In cooperation with Asli Göksel, Professor at Boğazıçı University. Private Funding (in memoriam of Stavroula Toula). 2009-2012.
  15.  Recording, studying and mapping the dialectal variation of Lesbos. Greek Ministry of Shipping. General Secretariat of the Aegean and Insular Policy. 2010-2016. http://lesvos.lmgd.philology.upatras.gr
  16. Inflection versus derivation: The case of the Griko dialect. ΗERAKLEITOS Program for Ph.D. Studies. Doctoral research for N. Koutsoukos. Greek Ministry of Education. 2010-2013.
  17. Compounding and derivation in Griko and Cypriot. KARATHEODORIS Program for Ph.D. Studies. Doctoral research for M. Andreou. University of Patras, Research Committee. 2010-2013.
  18.  Pontus, Cappadocia, Aivali: In search of Asia Minor Greek (AMiGre). THALIS Program (selected first in Greece, in the field of Humanities). European Union 4( ESF) and Greek Ministry of Education. 2012-2015. http://amigredb.philology.upatras.gr
  19. Morphology in language-contact situations: Greek in contact with Turkish and Italian (MORILAN). ARISTEIA Program (selected second in Greece, in the field of Humanities). ESF and Greek Ministry of Education. 2012-2015. http://morilan.upatras.gr
  20. Documentation, analysis and digitization of the Modern Greek dialectal compounds (DiComp). University of Patras. 2016-2020.
  21. Immigration and language in Canada. Greeks and Greek-Canadians. Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 2016-2018. In collaboration with the Canadian Universities McGill, York and Simon Fraser. https://immigrec.com
  22. Inflection and inflectional classes. Hellenic Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.). Doctoral research for M. Marinis. Greek Ministry of Education. 2017-2019.
  23. Mapping the linguistic variety of Lesbos. ELIDEK Program. Doctoral research for V. Alexelli. Greek Ministry of Education. 2019-2021.

 

Has participated / participates in international projects (18)
  1. Teaching Modern Greek as a second language. LINGUA Program. 1994-1995. Coordinator: Prof. Sophia Papa Efthymiou-Lytra, University of Athens.
  2. Modularity in grammar. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 1995-1998. Coordinator: Prof. Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, UQAM.
  3. Asymmetries in natural languages. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 1998 - 2003. Coordinator: Prof. Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, UQAM.
  4. Mental lexicon. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 1997-1999. Coordinator: Prof. Gonia Jarema, Université de Montréal.
  5. The linguistic expression of young pupils in Patras schools. University of Patras, Karatheodoris Program. 2001-2003. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Argyris Archakis, University of Patras.
  6. Genetic and linguistic factors affecting children with late linguistic development. Cyprus Genetics Research Institute. 2001-2004. Coordinator: Dr Kakia Peteinou, Cyprus Research Institute.
  7. Words in the mind, words in the brain. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2002-2006. Coordinator: Prof. Gary Libben, University of Alberta (now at Brock University).
  8. Asymmetries at interfaces. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2003-2008. Coordinator: Prof. Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, UQAM.
  9. Development of educational material for non-Greek speaking children. Greek Ministry of Education. 2002-2005. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Spyros Moschonas, University of Athens.
  10. POLYTIMO, A computational treatment of the written expression in old manuscripts. Information Society Program. 2006-2008. Coordinator: BSI International Administration Systems.
  11. A concise grammar of Modern Balkan languages. Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts. 2008-2009. Coordinator: Prof. Liliane Tasmowski, Flemish Royal Academy, Brussels.
  12. NetWordS, Network for the word structure. European Science Foundation. 2011-2014. Coordinator: Dr Vito Pirrelli, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca, Pisa.
  13. GRECO: Retaining Greek in enclaved communities: Greek speaking Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus and Turkish Cretans in Cunda island in Turkey. A.G. Leventis foundation. 2014–2016. Coordinator: Ass. Prof. Elena Ioannidou, University of Cyprus.
  14. Fading voices in Southern Italy: Investigating language contact in Magna Graecia. Leverhulme foundation. 2015-2018. Coordinator: Prof. Adam Ledgeway, Cambridge.
  15. Words in the world. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2016-5 2020. Coordinator: Prof. Gary Libben, Brock University.
  16. Areal morphology. University of Zurich Research Program. 2017-2020. Coordinator: Prof. Michele Loporcaro, University of Zurich. http://arealmorphology.uzh.ch.
  17. Digitizing the Cappadocian dialectal landscape. Post-graduate research for Dr. Dimitra Melissaropoulou. 2018-2020. Greek Ministry of Education. ELIDEK Program.
  18. Modern Greek in the speech of Greek-Canadians. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2020-2023. Coordinator: Prof. Panayotis Pappas, Simon Fraser University.

Research Interests

Angela Ralli is interested in morphology, dialectal morphology, language contact, computational morphology, typology, the interaction of morphology with syntax and phonology and the mental lexicon.

In 2000, Angela Ralli founded the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects, the first in a Greek academic milieu, and began to organize the International Conference of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory (MGDLT). The Laboratory, its publications and MGDLT (see full-size CV) have contributed to the revival of interest concerning dialectal research in Greece. Angela Ralli is particularly active in the field of preserving language heritage. In this framework, she has conducted research expeditions to South Italy (Salento), Pontus, Cappadocia, Cunda (former Moschonisi) and Aivali (today's Ayvalik) and has documented linguistic systems which are on the way to extinction. Her fieldwork led to the collection of about 440 hours of dialectal oral corpora, organized in databases, and to the development of a tri-dialectal electronic dictionary for the dialects Pontic, Cappadocian and Aivaliot. She has also edited and published unedited dialectal texts, the first linguistically-based dictionary of Moschonisiot, Aivaliot and North-Eastern Lesbian, and is currently building an electronic dialectal atlas for Lesbos, the first to be ever produced in Greece (www.lesvos.lmgd.philology.upatras.gr).

Her numerous publications (over 200) consist of monographs and peer-reviewed articles in international journals, collective volumes and conference presentations.  Angela Ralli has edited numerous international volumes and has been repeatedly invited by foreign universities, institutes to present her work (Ohio-State University, McGill, Concordia, UQAM, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, Tokyo (Gakushuin), Cambridge, Amsterdam, Tilburg, Meertens Institute, Geneva, Trondheim, Kosice, Bologna, Torino, Trieste, L'Aquila, Catania, Potenza). She has been a guest speaker at many international conferences and is the founder and editor of the Patras Working Papers in Linguistics.