Angela Ralli (Αγγελική Ράλλη)


Angela Angela Ralli is Professor of General Linguistics at the Department of Philology (Linguistics Division) of the University of Patras, elected member of the University Council and director of the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects

Angela Ralli received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Montreal, speaks fluently four languages (Greek, English, French, Italian) and has a research competence in Turkish, Spanish and German. Her main expertise area is theoretical morphology, particularly Greek morphology and its dialectal variation, and recently, she has developed a special interest in language-contact issues. She is mainly interested in the Asia Minor Dialects (Aivaliot, Pontic Cappadocian), which were affected by Turkish, and in those influenced by Italo-Romance (e.g. Grekanico (Greek of South Italy). Her work is highly praised internationally, is cited in many influential studies and deals with several issues of word formation, theoretical and applied, and the relation of morphological change and language contact. She has published 5 books, about 136 peer-review articles, has edited 18 collective volumes and, till now, has presented her work in 58 international conferences. She is the editor of Patras Working Papers in Linguistics, member of the editorial board of international journals (e.g. Word Structure), reviewer of many international journals (e.g. Lingua), publishing houses (e.g. Oxford University Press) and member of the evaluation committees of international conferences (e.g. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting). Angela Ralli is a leading scholar of international fame. She has been an invited professor at 39 European and American Universities, a keynote speaker in 31 international conferences, has taught a morphology class in 4 international summer schools, 3 in Greece and 1 in Italy, and has been awarded the Canadian Faculty Enrichment Award (1999), the Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship (Princeton University, 2012), and the VLAC Research Fellowship of the Belgian Royal Academy (2008, 2009 and 2014). She was/is the supervisor of several M.A theses and 19 Ph.D dissertations. Moreover, she was/is a member of the supervising committee of 10 Ph.Ds, as well as the external examiner of 10 Ph.Ds in Greece and abroad.