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Dr Christiana Themistocleous – University of Reading

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Dr Christiana Themistocleous

Dr Christiana Themistocleous
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Director of BA Programme in English Language and Linguistics

Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning.

Christiana teaches the following modules:

LS1ELS English Language in Society

LS2LAG Language and Gender

LS2SLG/LSMSO Sociolinguistics

Christiana currently supervises/co-supervises 5 PhD students.

Areas of Interest

Christiana's main interests fall within the area of sociolinguistics and multilingualism.

Her current research explores multilingualism in borderline communities affected by conflict. Focusing on the case of Cyprus, and in particular the Greek-Turkish Cypriot divide, Christiana investigates how public spaces are socially constructed through the use of publicly visible multilingual signs. Using the Linguistic Landscape approach she investigates identities and ideologies that relate to migration, displacement, conflict, tolerance and social cohesion. Also, using ethnographic approaches, she explores how social actors experience and perceive multilingual spaces. In her previous work, Christiana studied the representation of multilingualism in the media, as well as social functions of code-switching, focusing on identity construction.

Research groups / Centres

  • Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
  • BAAL Multilingualism SIG

Research grants

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant: Experiencing multilingual spaces in borderline communities affected by conflict: The case of Greek- and Turkish-Cypriots in Cyprus.


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PhD Linguistics (University of Manchester)

MA Linguistics (University of Manchester)

BA (Hons) English Language and French (Anglia Ruskin University)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


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