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Varlokosta Spyridoula



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

e-mail: svarlokosta[at]phil.uoa[dot]gr, Tel.: +30 210 727 7642

Personal webpage: http://svarlokosta.weebly.com/index.html

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • Psycholinguistics
    • Language acquisition and development
      • Typical development
      • Talented children
      • Developmental language disorders
        • Developmental/Specific Language Disorder
        • Williams Syndrome
        • Down Syndrome
        • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Language and mind - Modularity
    • Bilingualism - Multilingualism
    • Seconf Language Acquisition
  • Neurolinguistics
    • Language and Brain
    • Acquired language disorders
      • Aphasia (after stroke)
      • Primary Progressive Aphasia
      • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Computational Linguistics
    • Digital technologies and language education
    • Corpus-based research in language disorders
  • Syntax



  • Language Acquisition (ΓΦΓ13)
  • Psycholinguistics-Neurolinguistics (ΓΦΓ09)
  • Theoretical Linguistics (ΦΓ101, ΦΠΨ)
  • BA Thesis


Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

  • Neurolinguistics

Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program “Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language”

  • Internship Program

Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program “Cognitive Science”

  • Linguistics



  • Varlokosta, S. & Tzakosta, M. (in preparation). Language Acquisition and Development: A Generative View. Athens: Gutenberg Publishing [in Greek]
  • Varlokosta, S. & Nerantzini, M. (Eds) (in preparation). Greek translation of R. Bastiaanse & C. Thompson (2012) (Eds) Perspectives on Agrammatism, New York, NY: Psychology Press. Athens: Gutenberg Publishing.
  • Varlokosta, S. & Triantafillidou, L. (2003). Proficiency Levels in Greek as a Second Language. Athens: Centre for Intercultural Education, University of Athens. [in Greek]


  • Efstratiadou, E. A., Papathanasiou, I., Holland, R., Varlokosta, S. & Hilari, K. (2019). Efficacy of elaborated semantic features analysis in aphasia: A quasi-randomised controlled trial. Aphasiology. [DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1571558]
  • Fyndanis, V., Arfani, D., Varlokosta, S., Burgio, F., Maculan, A., Miceli, G., Arcara, G., Palla, F., Cagnin, A., Papageorgiou, S. & Semenza, C. (2018). Morphosyntactic production in Greek- and Italian-speaking individuals with probable Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from subject-verb agreement, tense/time reference, and mood. Aphasiology, 32(1), 61-87. [DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2017.1358352] \
  • Fyndanis, V., Lind, M., Varlokosta, S., Kambanaros, M., Soroli, E., Ceder, K., Grohmann, K., Rofes, A., Simonsen, H. G., Bjekić, J., Gavarró, A., Kuvač Kraljević, J., Martínez-Ferreiro, S., Munarriz, A., Pourquie, M., Vuksanović, J., Zakariás, L., & Howard, D. (2017). Cross-linguistic adaptations of The Comprehensive Aphasia Test: Challenges and solutions. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31, 697–710. [DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1310299]
  • Varlokosta, S., Belletti, A., Costa, J., Friedmann, N., Gavarró, A., Grohmann, K.K., Guasti, M.-T., Tuller, L., Lobo, M. et al. (2015). A cross-linguistic study of the acquisition of clitic and pronoun production. Language Acquisition. [DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2015.1028628]\
  • Varlokosta, S., Nerantzini, M. & Papadopoulou, D. (2015). Comprehension asymmetries in language acquisition. A test for Relativized Minimality. Journal of Child Language, 42(3), 618-661. [DOI:10.1017/S0305000914000257]
  • Sanoudaki, Ei. & Varlokosta, S. (2015). Task effects in the interpretation of pronouns. Language Acquisition, 22(1), 40-67. [DOI:10.1080/10489223.2014.928297]
  • Varlokosta, S., Nerantzini, M., Papadopoulou, D., Bastiaanse, R. & Beretta, A. (2014). Minimality effects in agrammatic comprehension: The role of lexical restriction and feature impoverishment. Lingua, 148, 80-94. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.05.013]
  • Sanoudaki, Ei. & Varlokosta, S. (2014). Pronoun comprehension in Down Syndrome: Deviance or delay? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(4), 1442-52. [DOI: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-13-0035]
  • Nerantzini, M., Varlokosta, S., Papadopoulou, D. & Bastiaanse, R. (2014). Wh-questions and relative clauses in Greek aphasia: Evidence from comprehension and production. Aphasiology, 28(4), 490-514. [DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2013.870966]
  • Brady, M.C., Ali, M., Fyndanis, C., Grohmann, K.K., Hernández-Sacristán, C., Laska, A.C. & Varlokosta, S., on behalf of the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (2014). Time for a step change? Improving the efficiency, relevance, reliability, validity and transparency of aphasia rehabilitation research through core outcome measures, a common data set and improved reporting criteria. Aphasiology, 28(11), 1385-1392. [DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2014.930261]