Research Projects in progress

Dictionary of the Asia Minor Dialects of Kydonies and Moschonisia and the Dialect of North-Eastern Lesbos. Enrichment and compilation of the dictionary which has been initiated within the framework of the research program Pythagoras II. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.

 

Documentation, study and cartography of the linguistic varieties in Lesbos (November 2010-December 2016). Secretariat General of the Aegean and the Insular Culture. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.

Νetword for Word Structure (2011 – 2015). European Science Foundation. Coordinator: Dr. Vito Pirrelli, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca. Pisa. Coordinator in Greece: Prof. A. Ralli.

Pontus, Cappadocia, Aivali: In search of Asia Minor Greek. THALIS Program Greek Ministry of Education. 2012-2015 (selected first in Greece, in the field of Humanities, among 450 candidate projects). Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.

Morphology and language contact: Modern Greek dialects in contact with Turkish and Italian. (Morilan Project). (2013-2015). Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.

Accomplished Research Projects

Headedness in word formation and lexical semantics: evidence from Italiot and Cypriot (2011 – 2014). Karatheodori PhD Research Program. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. PhD Cand.: Marios Andreou.

A constructionist view of complex interactions between Ιnflection and Derivation: The Case of SMG and Griko (2010 - 2013). Heraclitus PhD Research Program. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. PhD Cand.: Nikos Koutsoukos.

Preservation of the Linguistic Heritage: The Cretan Dialect in Western Turkey (January 2009- December 2011). Funded by the private foundation in the honor of Stauroula Toula. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. Cooperator: Prof. Asli Göksel of Boğaziçi University.
From the Dialect of Megara to the dialect of Old Athenian (January 2009- December 2010). Leventis Foundation. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. Cooperators: Dr. A. Sirkou and Dr. D. Papazahariou.
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. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.2008-2009.
Compounding in Language Acquisition. Hellenic Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) Post-doctoral research for Dr. Marina Tzakosta. Greek Ministry of Education. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.2005-2006.
Documentation and Description of Cappadocian. Endangered Languages and Documentation Program (April -December 2007). SOAS (PG0033). Coordinators: Prof. A. Ralli (University of Patras), Dr D. Papazahariou (University of Patras), Prof. Mark Janse (Ghent University).
Comparative Linguistics and Linguistic Variation (2004-2008). MA Program funded by EPEAEK. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.
The Dialect of Eastern Lesbos: Description and Analysis (2005-2006). EPEAEK. Pythagoras II Program Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.
Word-formation in the Asia Minor dialect of Kydonies and Moschonisia (2003-2006). EPEAEK, Heraclitus PhD Research Program. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. PhD Cand.: D. Melissaropoulou.
Dialects in contact and language change mechanisms: A dialectal research in the Patras dialect (2003-2006). Karatheodori Research Program. Coordinator: Dr D. Papazachariou.
The Asia-Minor Language of Kydonies (Aivali) and Moschonisia: Description and Analysis (2002–2004). Greek Ministry of the Aegean, EPTA Research Program. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli. Website:www.mikrasia.lit.upatras.gr
GRICO, the Greek Dialect of Southern Italy: Description and Analysis (January 2000 – December 2001). EU: INTERREG II Program, Metro 5,4 – the Ministry of Finance. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.
Greek WORDNET, an Electronic Lexical Semantic Network (November 1999 – May 2001). EU: EPET II Program- Secretariat General of Research and Technology Dept. Coordinator: Prof. A. Ralli.

Cooperation in research projects

Asymmetries in Natural Languages Research Project (1998 – 2003). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Coordinator: Prof. Anne-Μarie Di Sciullo, UQAM University. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.
Genetic and linguistic factors affecting Children with Late Linguistic Development (2001-2004). Coordinator: Prof. Kakia Peteinou, Cyprus- Genetics Research Institute. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.
Words in the language, words in the brain research project (2002 –2007). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Coordinator: Prof. Gary Libben, University of Alberta. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.
Αsymmetries in the interfaces research project (2003 – 2008). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Coordinator: Αnna Maria Di Sciullo, UQAM University. Cooperator: Prof. A. Ralli.
POLYTIMO: A computational treatment of the written language of old books and manuscripts (2006-2008). Coordinator: BSI International Administration Systems. E.U. Information Society Program. Cooperators: Prof. A. Ralli, Dr I. Manolessou. 
Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects
University of Patras, University Campus
265 04 Rio Patras, GREECE
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