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The following thematic workshops were presented during ICGL12:

1. Modern Greek MWE 2015
2. Language Choice
3. Modern Greek Particles
4. Lexical, Syntactic and Discourse processing in Greek
5. The Morphosyntax of Modern Greek dialects
6. The Grammar of Greek Focus

Modern Greek MWE 2015

Area: computational linguistics
Topics: computationally oriented analysis, multi-word expressions, theoretical analysis
Organized by: Valia Kordoni (Humboldt University Berlin), Stella Markantonatou (ILSP/"Athena" R.C.), Niki Samaridi (ILSP/"Athena" R.C.)


Wednesday 16 September 2015, 16:30 - 19:15
  • Vasiliki Foufi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Tita Kyriacopoulou (Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University): Construction of electronic resources for the automatic recognition and teaching of Greek multiword compound nouns
  • Erasmia Koletti, Elpiniki Margariti & Georgios Zakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): The dative genitive in Modern Greek MWEs
  • Anastasia Christofidou, Athanasios Karasimos & Rebecca Vassiliadou (Academy of Athens): From defining to semi-automated detecting (neological) multi-word compounds. A plan to enrich a database of neologisms
  • Invited talk: Professor and ARC Future Fellow Tim Baldwin (Dept of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne): Multiword Expressions: From Theory to Practicum
Thursday 17 September 2015, 10:00 - 13:30
  • Invited talk: Professor Emeritus Anna Αnastasiadi (University of Thessaloniki), Dr. Aggeliki Fotopoulou (ILSP/”Athena” RIC) & Professor Tita Kyriacopoulou (University of Paris-Est, Descartes): Greek multiword expressions: present and future
  • Stella Markantonatou (ILSP/”Athena” RIC), Erasmia Koletti (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Elpiniki Margariti (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Panagiotis Minos (ILSP/”Athena” RIC), Emilia Stripeli (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Georgios Zakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) & Niki Samaridi (ILSP/”Athena” RIC): Lexical resource for free subject verb MWEs
  • Prokopis Prokopidis (ILSP/”Athena” RIC), Aimilia Stripelli (ILSP/”Athena” RIC) & Haris Papageorgiou (ILSP/”Athena” RIC): MWEs and dependency parsing of Modern Greek
  • Chariton Charitonidis (University of Cologne): Evaluative heads in Modern Greek and English compounding
  • Rania Papadopoulou (University of Patras) & George J. Xydopoulos (University of Patras): The influence of English on Modern Greek: Evaluating some newly imported multiword expressions
  • Archontoula Menti (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) & Stella Markantonatou (ILSP/”Athena” RIC): Verb – Noun Collocations: The case of verb λέ(γ)ω

Language Choice: Greek and Parallel Cases

Area: historical linguistics
Topics: Greek language question, archaism-vernacularism, katharevousa-demotiki, language choice, language nationalism, language planning, language revival, language standardization, comparative approach
Organized by: Alexis Kalokerinos (University of Crete), Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete)


Thursday 17 September 2015, 10:00 - 20:00
  • Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete) & Alexis Kalokerinos (University of Crete): Introduction
  • Ivy Sichel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Language Choice in the Revitalization of Hebrew
  • Terje Lohndal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): The emergence of two written languages in Norway and its consequences
  • Peter Mackridge (University of Oxford): Was the Greek language controversy a historical necessity?
  • Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart): Comments on Sichel, Lohndahl, and Mackridge
  • Miltos Pechlivanos (Freie Universität Berlin): Discontinuities and contingencies: Impromptu remarks of a non-linguist
  • Alexis Kalokerinos (University of Crete): Life and death in unity. Parameters of language choice in 19th c. Greek
  • Mark Janse (Ghent University) & Brian Joseph (Ohio State University): Language Choice as Hobson’s Choice: Ideologically Driven Language Engineering in Early and Later Demotic Modern Greek
  • Rea Delveroudi (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): Modern Greek grammars written by or for foreigners around the time of the Greek revolution (1818-1829)

  • Petros Diatsentos (University of Strasbourg): Language reform in the 19th Century and the Fate of the Purist Project

  • Irini Tsamadou-Jacoberger (University of Strasbourg) & Sophia Vassilaki (Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations - INALCO): Demoticism, Manolis Triandafyllidis and today’s language

Modern Greek Particles

Areas: pragmatics, semantics, syntax
Topic: particles 
Organized by: Winfried Lechner (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), George Tsoulas (University of York)


Thursday 17 September 2015, 16:30-19:30
  • Introduction: The Greek Particles Redux!
    The introduction lays out the general issues regarding particle syntax and semantics and offers some initial pointers regarding the status of particles in Greek, including a broadbrush description of particles in Modern Greek.

  • Winfried Lechner (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): Expressing repetition: Remarks on Again, Aνά, and Ξανά

  • Maria Barouni (University of Crete): Challenging strict negative concord in Greek: the case of oute

  • Anna Roussou (University of Patras): Particles: sometimes nominal, sometimes verbal

  • Margarita Makri & George Tsoulas (University of York): The part of OXI that we didn’t understand

  • Anastasios Tsangalidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Emerging Evidential Particles

  • Dimitris Michelioudakis (University of York): Informativeness sensitive particles Ntè, and Da in Modern Greek

  • George Tsoulas (University of York): High particle order, inversion, and discourse semantics

  • General Discussion: Conclusions, further directions in the study of Greek Particles

Lexical, Syntactic and Discourse processing in Greek

Areas: morphology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, syntax
Topics: lexical processing, syntactic processing, discourse processing, monolingual acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language impairment
Organized by: Chris Bongartz (University of Cologne), Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading), Despoina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Reading)


Friday 18 September 2015, 10:00 - 17:30
  • Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading): Introduction

  • Maria Kaltsa (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Reading): Lexical access in Greek-German bilingual children

  • Kalliopi Katsika (University of Kaiserslautern) & Shanley Allen (University of Kaiserslautern): Online relative clause processing in Greek children: the role of relativizer and word order

  • Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading): On-line comprehension and production in Turkish-Greek bilingual children compared to monolingual typical developing children and children with SLI: verbal vs. nominal domain

  • Andreas Charatzidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), A. Georgopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Despoina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Alexandros Tantos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Anaphora Resolution in Greek: A corpus-based study

  • Georgia Fotiadou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Reading), Eleni Fleva (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Maria Katsiperi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Pronominal resolution and aging: the role of cognitive control and language experience

  • Konstantina Kordouli (University of Patras), Christina Manouilidou (University of Patras), Stavroula Stavrakaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Dimitra Mamouli (AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki) & Panagiotis Ioannidis (AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki): The production of Modern Greek compounds in PPA-a: evidence from errors in naming

  • Roundtable: Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart), Chris Bongartz (University of Cologne), Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading), Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Reading), Despoina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Spyridoula Varlokosta (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

The Morphosyntax of Modern Greek dialects

Areas: dialectology, morphology, syntax
Topics: microvariation, morphosyntax
Organized by: Marika Lekakou (University of Ioannina), Arhonto Terzi (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras)


Friday 18 September 2015, 10:00 - 19:00
  • Yoryia Agouraki (University of Cyprus): Accommodating the ‘recalcitrant’ data of Cypriot Greek clitic placement
  • Marios Mavrogiorgos (University of Cyprus): Decomposing EPP effects in Greek enclisis
  • Metin Bagriacik (Ghent University): Ki as a Spurious Complementizer in Pharasiot Greek
  • Marika Lekakou (University of Ioannina) & Petros Karatsareas (University of the West of England): The two faces of Modern Greek determiner spreading
  • Cristina Guardiano (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) & Melita Stavrou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Adjective-Noun combinations in the Greek of Italy. Polydefiniteness revisited
  • George Höhn, Giuseppina Silvestri & M. Olimpia Squillaci (University of Cambridge): Greek and Romance unagreement in Calabria
  • Jason Merchant (University of Chicago) & Natalia Pavlou (University of Chicago): A surprising allomorphic span in Cypriot Greek
  • Nikos Liosis (Institute of Modern Greek Studies) & Eirini Kriki (Institute of Modern Greek Studies): AVCs & clitic placement in Tsakonian
  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (LIRMM, University of Montpellier 2) & Giorgos Spathas (University of Stuttgart): Promiscuous by-phrases in Greveniotika Greek
  • Roundtable discussion

The Grammar of Greek Focus

Areas: pragmatics, semantics, syntax
Topics: focus, prosody
Organized by: Stella Gryllia (Leiden University), Giorgos Spathas (University of Stuttgart)


Saturday 19 September 2015, 9:00 - 12:30
  • Pepi Stavropoulou (University of Ioannina) & Mary Baltazani (University of Oxford): Early focus effects on post focal prosodic structure
  • Despoina Oikonomou (MIT): Intonation and interpretation of alos ‘other’ in Modern Greek
  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (LIRMM, University of Montpellier 2) & Dimitris Michelioudakis (University of York): On the syntax of association with focus in Greek
  • Stella Gryllia (Leiden University) & Giorgos Spathas (University of Stuttgart): On the prosody of focus associating operators in Greek: the contribution of phrasing
  • Stavros Skopeteas (Bielefeld University): Corrective focus and phonological form
  • Argyro Katsika (Haskins Laboratories) & Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent): Multiple cues to focus in Greek