Dr. Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki

School : School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department : Department of Humanities
Position : Associate Professor Sociolinguistics

Dr. Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22713247 22713247

22590539 22590539

Email: D.Karoulla@euc.ac.cy D.Karoulla@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Dr. Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and the Chair of the Department of Humanities. She is the co-ordinator of the MA English Language and Literature (face-to-face), BA and MA English Language and Literature (Distance Learning) and of the Linguistics courses in her department.  She teaches Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, History of English, English as a Global Language, World Englishes, Discourse Analysis and Semantics / Pragmatics. Her research interests and publications focus on language policy and language planning and the role of Greek and English in Cyprus from the British colonial rule to the present. She is the co-ordinator of the Lecture Series in Linguistics “Invited Local Linguist” and the advisor of the Linguistics Club. She is a member of the Cyprus Permanent Committee for the Standardization of Geographical names (ministry of Education and Culture), a founding member of the the Cyprus Linguistic Society (CyLing), and a member of BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English), of the Society of Cypriot Studies and of CyTEA (Cyprus Teachers of English Association).

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Linguistics. University of London.
  • M.A. European Language and Literature. Queen Mary, University of London
  • B.A. English. Deree College, The American College of Greece.
     

Research Programs

  • Language policy / Language planning in relation to identity, ideology, ethnicity, politics, ethnic and civic nationalism.
  • The role of Greek and English in Cyprus. Language-in-education policy, attitudes to the Teaching of English to Young Learners.
  • Linguistic Landscape (advertisement / commercial signs)
  • Language planning in the law courts and civil service; language policy aimed at the passports, driving licences, and car-number plates in Cyprus.

Publications

Chapters in books (Peer-reviewed)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2013). Public and commercial signs in Cyprus: Should language policy foster an identity? In Marilena Karyolemou & Pavlos Pavlou (eds), Language Policy and Planning in the Mediterranean World. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.210-224.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, Dimitra. (2009). Greek in Cyprus: Identity oscillations and language planning. In Georgakopoulou, Alexandra & Michael Silk (Eds). Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp.187-219.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, Dimitra. (2007). Education, language policy and identity in Cyprus: A diachronic perspective (1960-1997). In Andreas Papapavlou & Pavlos Pavlou (Eds.). Sociolinguistic and pedagogical dimensions of dialects in education. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.80-100.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, Dimitra. (2006). Language and ethnicity in Cyprus under the British: A linkage of heightened salience. In Hubert Faustman & Nicos Peristianis (Eds). Britain in Cyprus. Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 Mannheim und Möhnesee: Bibliopolis. pp.343-358. (Republished by permission of International Journal of the Sociology of Language).

 

Chapters in books (Invited)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, Dimitra. (2010a). 50 χρόνια γλωσσικής πολιτικής στην Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία: Ενίσχυση ελληνικής, κυπριακής, ή ευρωπαϊκής ταυτότητας; [50 years of language policy in the Republic of Cyprus: Fostering of Greek, Cypriot or European identity?] Στο Περικλέους Χρυσόστομος (Επιμ.) Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία 50 χρόνια επώδυνη πορεία [The Republic of Cyprus: a 50-year painful courses]. Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα [Papazisi, Athens], σελ/pp: 130-157.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, Dimitra. (2010b). Η Ελληνική ως ζήτημα ταυτότητας και γλωσσικού σχεδιασμού στην Κύπρο: Άδειες οδήγησης, διαβατήρια και πινακίδες κυκλοφορίας οχημάτων [Greek as an issue of identity and language planning in Cyprus: Driving Licences, passports and car number plates]. Στο Ανδρέας Βοσκός, Διονύσης Γούτσος & Αμαλία Μόζερ (Επιμ.), Η ελληνική γλώσσα στην Κύπρο από την αρχαιότητα ως σήμερα [The Greek language in Cyprus from antiquity to the present], Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα [National and Kapodistrian University of Athens], σελ/pp. 262-282.

 

 Journal publications (Peer-reviewed)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2013) Which alphabet on car number-plates in Cyprus? An issue of language planning, ideology and identity. Language Problems & Language Planning. 37(3), 249-270.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2004). Language and ethnicity in Cyprus under the British: A linkage of heightened salience. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 168, pp. 19-36.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2001). English or Greek language? State or ethnic identity? The case of the courts in Cyprus. Language Problems & Language Planning, 25(3), 259-288.

 

Journal  publications (Invited)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (1991). The language of the Greek Cypriots today: A revelation of an identity crisis? The Cyprus Review, 3 (1), 42-58.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (1989). Standardization of Modern Greek. Journal of Business and Society, 2(1), 80-90.

 

 

Invited Talks, Seminars & Colloquia

Colloquium:

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. & Vrikki, M. (2013). English for young learners in Cyprus: Lingua franca or identity-laden language? Colloquium: English as a lingua franca in early language learning: Insights into its emergence in classrooms and beyond. ELF6 (English as a Lingua Franca) International Conference, "Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF", University of "Roma Tre", 4-7 Sep 2013, Rome, Italy.

 

Invited Talks (International)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2015). Ποιες γλώσσες στις εμπορικές και δημόσιες πινακίδες στην Κύπρo; [Which languages on the commercial and public signs in Cyprus?] University for All, Deryneia Municipality, Ammohostos (Famagusta), Cyprus. 22 June 2015.  

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2013). “English-medium instruction in higher education in Cyprus: Changing politics, ideologies and language policies”.  6th Nitobe Symposium, “Languages and Internationalization in Higher Education: Ideologies, Practices, Alternatives”, Reykjavik, Iceland, 18-20 July, 2013.

 

  •  Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012a). Από την Αγγλοκρατία στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση: Γλωσσική Πολιτική στην Κύπρο [From the British colonial rule to the European Union: Language Policy in Cyprus]. Σεμινάρια στη Διδακτική της Γλώσσας, Τμήμα Επιστημών της Αγωγής, Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου [Seminars in Language Teaching, Department of Education, University of Cyprus]. 24 September 2012.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012b). English in Cyprus: Language policy and identity from a British colonial to a European Union context. 13th International Publishers Exhibition, Mediterranean Beach Hotel, Limassol Cyprus, 3-4 March 2012.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2011a). Η Αγγλική στα 50 χρόνια της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας. [English at the commemoration in the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus]. “Ethnomartyras Kyprianos” Strovolos Lyceum, 15 February 2011.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2011b). Γλώσσα και Ταυτότητα στην Κύπρο Ι [Language and Identity in Cyprus I). Department of Byzantine and Modern Studies, University of Cyprus, 22 February 2011.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2011c). Γλώσσα και Ταυτότητα στην Κύπρο ΙI [Language and Identity in Cyprus II). Department of Byzantine and Modern Studies, University of Cyprus, 25 February 2011.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2010). 50 years of language planning in the Republic of Cyprus: The case of English. 1st CyTEA Annual Conference: Teaching EFL in Cyprus: Upwards and Downwards.  European University Cyprus, 20-21 November 2010.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2009). The Preservation of the Greek Language and the Cypriot Greek dialect in Cyprus. Parliamentary Committee on Education, House of Representatives, 27 January 2009, Lefkosia, Cyprus.

 

  • Κάρουλλα-Βρίκκη, Δ. (2008). Άδειες Οδήγησης, Διαβατήρια και Πινακίδες Οδικής Κυκλοφορίας στην ΚύπροΗ Χρήση της Ελληνικής ως Ζήτημα Ταυτότητας και Γλωσσικού Σχεδιασμού. Διημερίδα για την ελληνική γλώσσα στην Κύπρο από την αρχαιότητα ως σήμερα. Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών, 23-24 Μαίου, 2008 [Driving licences, passports and car-number plates in Cyprus: The use of Greek as an issue of identity and language planning. Two-day conference on The Greek language in Cyprus from Antiquity to the present. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 23-24 May, 2008].

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2005). Language policy in Cyprus as a new member in the European Union. 4th Nitobe Symposium on Language policy, 30 July–1 August, 2005. Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (1996). Language and identity link in Cyprus under British rule. Symposium on Language and Identity. Intercollege, Cyprus, 16 February 1996.

 

Seminar

  • Karoulla-Vrikki,D. (29 April 2009). English in Cyprus. Seminars on Teaching English for BA English students. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, European University Cyprus.

 

 

Conferences

Conference Presentations (Peer-reviewed)

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2015). Globalisation, pragmatism and symbolism: The linguistic landscape in the old city of Nicosia, Cyprus. The Sociolinguistics of Globalisation: (De)centring and (de)standardisation. The University of Hong Kong, 3-6 June, 2015.   
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2014c). English as a lingua franca: The linguistic landscape in Lidras and Onasagorou street,
    Lefkosia (Nicosia) Cyprus.
    ELF 7 The 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Athens, Deree College-The American College of Greece, 4-6 Sep 2014.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D & Vrikki, M. (2014b). Quantitative and qualitative analysis of parents’ views on early English language learning in Cyprus: Ideological and pragmatic perspectives of a new educational policy. Early Language Learning: Theory and Practice in 2014. Umeå University, Sweden, 12-14 June, 2014.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D & Vrikki, M. (2014a) Early Language Learning in Cyprus: An exploration of parents’ views
    from utilitarian and ideological perspectives.
     Language Learning 2-6: International Perspectives on Early Years Plurilingualism, organised by Cyprus Teachers of English Association (CyTEA). European University Cyprus 23-25 May 2014.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D & Vrikki, M. (2013a). "Early English language learning in Cyprus: Parental perceptions of identity and intelligibility. 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 5-7 Sept 2013. (presented by M. Vrikki).
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2013b) Shifting to lingua franca English: Colonialism, Independence and European Union in Cyprus. ELF6 (English as a Lingua Franca) International Conference, "Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF", University of "Roma Tre", Rome, Italy, 4-7 Sep 2013.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D & Vrikki, M. (2013c). English for young learners in Cyprus education: Exploring parents' attitudes from ideological and utilitarian perspectives. (Poster presentation). 19th International Congress of Linguists, The Language-Cognition Interface organised by the International Permanent Committee of Linguists (CIPL) & The Société Suisse de Linguistique (SSL), University of Geneva, Switzerland, 21-27 July, 2013.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012a). English as a lingua franca: Not on car-number plates in Cyprus! Languages in the Globalised World (LGW) International Conference. Hosted by the School of Languages, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, 5-6 September 2012.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012b). Language Planning and Education in Cyprus (1960-2011): New identity preferences? International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines. University of Malta, Gozo, Malta, 19-23 Feb, 2012.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2011). English in Cyprus: From Colonial to Lingua Franca. 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), University of the West of England, Bristol, England, UK, 1-3 September 2011.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2009a). Efforts in changing English-dominated language practices:  Language planning, ideology and identity in Cyprus. International conference L’ Europe des Vingt-Sept et ses Langues, Université de Paris-Diderot, Paris 7, France, 3-5 Decémbre, 2009.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2009b). Language on public signs and commercial advertisements in Cyprus:  An issue of language planning and identity. 1st International Conference on Language Policy and Language Planning in the Mediterranean, University of Cyprus, 17-19 October 2009.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2009c). Κοινοβουλευτική συζήτηση για επωνυμίες, διαφημίσεις και άλλες ενδείξεις σε δημόσιους χώρους: Γλωσσική πολιτική και ταυτότητα στην Κύπρο. [Parliamentary debate on names, advertisements and other signs in public places: Language planning and identity in Cyprus]. 6th Annual Conference on Linguistics, University of Ioannina, Greece, 22 May, 2009.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2008a). Language planning in Cyprus: Conflicting identity preferences. IV International Cyprological Congress, Lefkosia 29 April-3 May 2008.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2008b). Language planning and identity in Cyprus: The case of English. Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 3-5 April 2008.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2007a). Ίδρυση Πανεπιστημίου ΚύπρουΖήτημα γλώσσας και ταυτότητας [The establishment of the University of Cyprus: An issue of language and identity]. 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Salonica, Thessaloniki, 21-22 April, 2007.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2007b). Language policy in education in Cyprus: An issue of identity preferences. New directions in Sociology of Education in/for the 21st century. ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Education, RC04 & School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cyprus College, Cyprus College, Cyprus. 25-27 May 2007.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2006a). Language planning and identity conflict: The case of Cyprus. 30th International Conference on Functional Linguistics (S.I.L.F). Societé International de Linguistique Fonctionelle. University of Cyprus, Cyprus. 18-21 October, 2006.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2006b). Conflicting identity tendencies in language planning: The case of Cyprus. Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, University of Limerick, Ireland, 6-8 July, 2006.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2005a). Education, language policy and identity orientations: The case of Cyprus. 1st International Conference on Dialectal / Bidialectal Education. Recent Challenges for future planning. University of Cyprus 21-22 November 2005.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2005b). Language policy and identity conflict in education: The case of Cyprus. 7th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, University of York, U.K. 8-10 September, 2005.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2005c). State identity and ethnic identity orientations in language planning: The case of Greek in Cyprus. 1st All Cyprus Social Sciences and Humanities Conference, Intercollege, Lefkosia, Cyprus. 18-19 March 2005.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2004). The Greek language in Cyprus: Language planning aimed at either state or ethnic identity. Logos Conference. Controlling Language: The Greek experience. King’s College, University of London. September 9-11, 2004.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2002). Γλώσσα και εθνική ταυτότητα. Ελληνοκυπριακή αρθρογραφία κατά την Αγγλοκρατία [Language and ethnic identity. The Greek-Cypriot journal articles during British rule]. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Salonica, Thessaloniki, 17-19 May, 2002.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2001a). Language planning as determinant of the verdict in the law courts in Cyprus. 5th International Conference of Greek Linguistics. University of Renée Descartes, Paris 5. 13-15 Septembre 2001.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2001b). Η αγγλική ως κυρίαρχη γλώσσα στα δικαστήρια της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας [English as the dominant language in the courts of the Republic of Cyprus]. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Salonica, Thessaloniki, 27-29 April, 2001.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (forthcoming). English as a Lingua Franca: The Linguistic Landscape in Lidras and Onasagorou street, Lefkosia, Cyprus. ELF 7 The 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Athens, Deree College-The American College of Greece, 4-6 Sep 2014.  
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D & Vrikki, M. (2014). Early English Language Learning in Cyprus: Parental Perceptions of Identity and Intelligibility. In Bernadette O’ Rourke, Nicola Bermingham & Sara Brennan (Eds), Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics. British Association of Applied Linguistics, Scitsiugnil press, pp. 219-230. (Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 5-7 September 2013).
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012a). Language planning, ideology and English-dominated language practices in Cyprus: Driving licences, passports and car number-plates. In José Carlos Herreras (Ed.), L’ Europe des Vingt-Sept et ses Langues. Valenciennes: Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes, pp.255-269. (Proceedings of international conference: L’ Europe des Vingt-Sept et ses Langues, Université de Paris-Diderot, Paris 7, France, 3-5 Decémbre, 2009).
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2012b). Language planning in Cyprus: Conflicting identity preferences. In Eleftherios Antoniou (Ed.), Proceedings of the IV International Cyprological Congress, Vol III(2). Lefkosia: Society of Cypriot Studies, pp. 853-861.
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2008). Γλωσσική πολιτική για την ίδρυση του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου: Ζήτημα γλώσσας και ταυτότητας [Language policy on the establishment of the University of Cyprus: An issue of language and identity]. Μελέτες για την Ελληνική Γλώσσα, "Γλώσσα και κοινωνία", 28 Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, Ίδρυμα Μανώλη Τριανταφυλλίδη, σελ 185-193. [Studies in Greek Linguistics “Language and Society” 28, Thessaloniki: Institouto Neoellinikon Spoudon. Idryma Manoli Triantafyllidi, pp. 185-193].
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2005). State identity and ethnic identity orientations in language planning: The case of Greek in Cyprus. Cyprus Academic Forum Conference. 18-19 March 2005, Intercollege, Cyprus. http://www.cyaf.org
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2003). Γλώσσα και εθνική ταυτότητα. Ελληνοκυπριακή αρθρογραφία κατά την Αγγλοκρατία [Language and ethnic identity. The Greek-Cypriot journal articles during British rule]. Μελέτες για την Ελληνική Γλώσσα, 23, 247-258. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, Ίδρυμα Μανώλη Τριανταφυλλίδη . [Studies in Greek Linguistics 23, 247-258.  Thessaloniki: Institouto Neoellinikon Spoudon. Idryma Manoli Triantafyllidi].
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2002a). Η αγγλική ως κυρίαρχη γλώσσα στα δικαστήρια της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας [English as the dominant language in the courts of the Republic of Cyprus]. Μελέτες για την Eλληνική Γλώσσα, 22, 289-299. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, Ίδρυμα Μανώλη Τριανταφυλλίδη . [Studies in Greek Linguistics 22, 289-299.  Thessaloniki: Institouto Neoellinikon Spoudon. Idryma Manoli Triantafyllidi].
  • Karoulla-Vrikki, D. (2002b). Language planning as determinant of the verdict in the law courts in Cyprus. In Ch. Clairis, (Ed.), Recherches en linguistique Grecque. (Vol 1) (pp. 273-276). Paris: L’ Harmattan. [Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Greek Linguistics. University of Renée Descartes, Paris 5. 13-15 September 2001].

 

Editorial Board

  • Member of the Editorial Board of LGW (Languages in the Globalised World) Publications Studies in Second Language Learning & Teaching Journal (2013).

 

Journal Reviewer

International Refereed Journals

  • Identities Journal
  • The Linguistics Journal
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • Studies in Second Language Learning & Teaching Journal
  • Language Planning & Language Problems
  • Language, Culture and Curriculum

 

Local Referred Journals

  • The Cyprus Review, Intercollege, Cyprus.
  • The Journal of Business and Society, Cyprus College, Cyprus
 
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