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Mrs Dimitra Dimitriou

Associate Lecturer in Linguistics/English Studies

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PhD in Phonetics and Phonology (University of Central Lancashire, 2017-present) – In progress

MA in English Language and Literary Studies (Lancaster University, 2015)

BA in Linguistics and English Language (Lancaster University, 2014)


Linguistics and English Language (Phonetics/Phonology)

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire (2020-present)

English Teacher, G.E. Centre (2016-2019)

English Teacher, Xenion Institute (2015)

Academic Writing Mentor, Lancaster University Management School (2014-2015)

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Member of the A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association

Research Interests

L2 Phonetic and Phonological Acquisition; Speech Production and Perception; Sociolinguistics/Sociophonetics and Variation; Forensic Linguistics/Phonetics; EFL/ESL Teaching and Learning; Corpus Linguistics

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Modules Taught: Introduction to English Syntax and Phonology (phonology component), Academic Writing

Selective Publications 

  • Dimitriou, D. (2018). L2 Acquisition and Production of the English Rhotic by L1 Greek-Cypriot Speakers: The Effect of L1 Articulatory Routines and Phonetic Context. Philologia, 16: 45-64. DOI:

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • “The acquisition and production of the English rhotic by Greek-Cypriot learners of English”, 4th UCY-LC International Forum of Early Researchers, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2019
  • “The perception and production of L2 sounds by Greek-Cypriot learners of English”, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, December 2018
  • “The acquisition and production of the English rhotic by Greek-Cypriot speakers: Comparing students in Greek-speaking vs. English speaking schools”, 4th Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians, Belgrade, Serbia, March 2018
  • “Praat Workshop (for beginners)”, University of Central Lancashire, Larnaca, Cyprus, March 2018


  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship, 2017-2020
  • Peel Trust Studentship, Lancaster University, 2014-2015
  • BA and MA Scholarship by the Cyprus Sate Scholarship Foundation, 2011-2015