Keywords: Sociolinguistics, Modern Greek dialects, language and identity, language contact, variation and discourse analysis
Greek in Turkey
I began my doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. In 2016, I received the Stanley Prostrednik Memorial grant from the National Rooms to do fieldwork in Turkey. I spent 11 weeks conducting ethnographic research on the endangered Greek dialect of Istanbul (of which I am a heritage speaker), and have been analyzing data from that amazing opportunity ever since. The Istanbul Greek community is very special to me, and I hope to bring awareness to their complex situation.
I served as a program coordinator in Pitt in Greece in 2017, which was a really great experience. It allowed me to repeat my work from the previous summer, but with the Istanbul Greeks that have relocated in Athens in order to see how much of their language has changed.
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