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Spyropoulos Vassilios

Assistant Professor 


School of Philosophy, Office 601, University Campus at Zografou,157-84 - Athens, Greece

e-mail: vspyrop[at]phil.uoa[dot]gr, Tel.: +30 210 727 7646

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Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

  • Theoretical linguistics: Syntax, morphology, morphosyntax and interfaces
  • Grammatical description of languages with emphasis on morphology and syntax
  • Comparative linguistics: comparative analysis of the morphosyntactic structure of languages and varieties with special emphasis on the comparative examination of Greek with the languages of the Mediterranean area.    
  • Typology: syntactic structures (clause structure, null-subjects, finiteness, case, polysynthesis, agreement, weak pronouns), typology of the relation between syntax and morphology
  • Historical linguistics: typology of language change, explanation of language change, history of Greek with emphasis on the Hellenistic-Roman Koine and Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods
  • Dialectology: Documentation and description of Greek dialectal varieties, detailed study of the morphology and syntax of Asia Minor Greek dialects


Undergraduate courses

  • Structure of Modern Greek: Syntax (ΚΦΓ27 / ΜΦΓ27 / ΓΛ03, 3rd Semester)
  • Syntax I (ΓΦΓ05, 3rd Semester)
  • Syntax II (ΓΦΓ11, 6th Semester)
  • Thesis (ΓΦΓ21, 8th Semester)

Postgraduate courses

  • Syntactic Theory (Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Philology, Specialization: Linguistics)
  • Introduction to Morpho-Syntax (Interdisciplinary Interuniversity Program Postgraduate Program: Language Technology)   



  • Theofanopoulou-Kontou, Dimitra, Chrysoula Laskaratou, Maria Sifianou, Michalis Georgiafentis & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2003. Σύγχρονες Τάσεις στην Ελληνική Γλωσσολογία (Current Trends in Greek Linguistics). Αθήνα: Πατάκης.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios & Anastasios Tsangalidis. 2005. Η Γραμματική στη Διδασκαλία: Σύγκριση Εγχειριδίων για τη Διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας (Grammar in Language Teaching: A Comparative Evaluation of the Textbooks for Teaching of Greek as a Foreign Language). Αθήνα: Πατάκης.
  • Holton David, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2012. Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar. Second Edition. London: Routledge.
  • Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2012. Οφίτικα: Πτυχές της Γραμματικής Δομής μίας Ποντιακής Διαλέκτου (Ofitika: Aspects of the Grammatical Structure of a Pontic Dialect). Θεσσαλονίκη: Αφοι Κυριακίδη.


  • Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2008. A dynamic approach to the syntax-phonology interface: A case study of Greek. In Kleanthes Grohmann (eds.), Interphases: Phase-theoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces, 202-233. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios & Anthi Revithiadou. 2009. Subject chains in Greek and PF processing. In Claire Halpert, Jeremy Hartman and David Hill (eds.), MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 57: Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop in Greek Syntax and Semantics at MIT, 293-309. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios & Anthi Revithiadou. 2009. The morphology of past in Greek. Studies in Greek Linguistics 29: 108-122.
  • Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2010. The Syntax-Phonology Interface. In Nancy Kula, Bert Botma & Kuniya Nasukawa (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Phonology, 225-253. London & New York: Continuum Publications.
  • Papadopoulou, Despina, Spyridoula Varlokosta, Hasan Kaili, Sophia Prokou, Vassilios Spyropoulos & Anthi Revithiadou. 2011. Case morphology and word order in L2 Turkish: Evidence from Greek learners. Second Language Research 27: 173-205.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios. 2011. Case conflict in Greek free relatives: Case in syntax and morphology. In Alexandra Galani, Glyn Hicks & George Tsoulas (eds.), Morphology and its Ιnterfaces, 81-116. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Revithiadou, Anthi, Vassilios Spyropoulos & Konstantinos Kakarikos. 2012. Η ταυτότητα της Οφίτικης Ποντιακής: Μια γλωσσολογική μελέτη των πηγών και των ομιλητών της (Ofitika Pontic: A linguistic study of the sources and its speakers). Centre for Asia Minor Studies Bulletin 17: 217-276.
  • Jiménez-Fernández, Ángel L. & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2013. Feature inheritance, vP phases and the information structure of small clauses. Studia Linguistica 67: 185-224.