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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

Personal webpage: http://scholar.uoa.gr/vspyrop/home

Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

  • Theoretical linguistics: Syntax, morphology, morphosyntax and interfaces with phonology
  • Grammatical description of languages with emphasis on morphology and syntax
  • Comparative linguistics and typology: syntactic and morphological structures, typology of the relationship between syntax, morphology and phonology
  • Historical linguistics: typology and explanation of language change, history of Greek with emphasis on the Hellenistic-Roman Koine and the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods
  • Dialectology: Documentation and description of Greek dialectal varieties, morphology and syntax of Asia Minor Greek dialects
  • Language contact: Structural and historical aspects


Undergraduate courses

  • Structure of Modern Greek: Syntax (ΚΦΓ27 / ΜΦΓ27, 4th Semester)
  • Syntax I (ΓΦΓ05, 4th Semester)
  • Syntax II (ΓΦΓ11, 6th Semester)
  • Thesis (ΓΦΓ21, 8th Semester)

Postgraduate courses

  • Syntax (Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Philology, Specialization: Linguistics)
  • Typology (Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Philology, Specialization: Linguistics)



  • Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2013. A Comparative Study of Albanian – Greek Grammatical Structures. Project ‘Education of Immigrant and Repatriate Students’, Operational Program of Education and Lifelong Learning (NSRF 2007-2013). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Publications, Research Committee, Thessaloniki. (ebook, edited volume, URL: http://www.diapolis.auth.gr/index.php/2013-10-17-09-02-51/-52)
  • 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.
  • Holton David, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2012. Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar. Second Edition. London: Routledge.
  • 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 Greek as a Foreign Language]. Αθήνα: Πατάκης.


  • Revithiadou, Anthi, Vassilios Spyropoulos & Giorgos Markopoulos. 2017. From fusion to agglutination: The case of Asia Minor Greek. Transactions of the Philological Society 115: 297-335. 
  • Panagiotidis, Phoevos, Vassilios Spyropoulos & Anthi Revithiadou. 2017. Little v as a categorizing verbal head: Evidence from Greek. In Roberta d’ Alessandro, Irene Franco & Ángel J. Gallego (eds.), The Verbal Domain, 29-48. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kaili, Hasan & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2016. Η επίδραση της Ελληνικής στην τουρκική ποικιλία της δίγλωσσης στην Ελληνική και Τουρκική μουσουλμανικής κοινότητας της Ρόδου [The impact of Greek on the Turkish variety of the Greek and Turkish bilingual muslim community of Rhodes]. In Konstantinos Tsitselikis & Marianthi Georgalidou (eds.), Γλωσσική και Κοινοτική Ετερότητα στη Δωδεκάνησο του 20ου Αιώνα [Language and Community Diversity in 20th century Dodecanese], 329-359. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης. 
  • Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2016. Stress at the interface: Phases, accents and dominance. Linguistic Analysis 41: 1-71.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios. 2016. Διαφοροποιητική δήλωση ορίσματος στη Μικρασιατική Ελληνική. [Differential argument marking in Asia Minor Greek]. Studies in Greek Linguistics 36: 395-408.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios, Anthi Revithiadou & Phoevos Panagiotidis. 2015. Verbalizers leave marks: Evidence from Greek. Morphology 25: 299-325. 
  • Georgalidou, Marianthi, Vassilios Spyropoulos, Hasan Kaili, Anthi Revithiadou & Aytaç Çeltek. 2013. Spoken varieties of Greek and Turkish in the bilingual community of Muslims in Rhodes. In Evangelia Karagiannidou, Charis-Olga Papadopoulou & Eleni Skourtou (eds.), Language Diversity and Language Learning: New Paths to Literacy. Proceedings of the 42nd Linguistics Colloquium in Rhodes 2007, 257-266. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Spyropoulos, Vassilios, Anthi Revithiadou, Ioanna Kappa, Kalomira Nikolou, Nikolaos Stamatogiannis, Panagiotis Anagnostopoulos & Giorgos Markopoulos. 2013. Comparative description of Albanian and Greek: Basic phonological and morphosyntactic structures. Albanohellenica 5: 53-74. 
  • Jiménez-Fernández, Ángel L. & Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2013. Feature inheritance, vP phases and the information structure of small clauses. Studia Linguistica 67: 185-224. 
  • 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.