Head of the Departmental Internal Assurance Unit Committee (ΟΜΕΑ)
|Field:||General Linguistics and Translation|
|Government Gazette:||277/12.02.2021, τ.Γ'|
|Office hours:||Tuesday 16.00-17.00 and by appointment|
Dr Maria Tsigou is Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting at the Ionian University. She holds a BA in Classics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1988), and a PhD (Hons) in Language Studies - General Linguistics and Phonetics from Paris 5 - René Descartes Sorbonne University (2000).
She has taught Linguistics at undergraduate level at René Descartes University, French as a Foreign Language at postgraduate level at the Hellenic Open University, Linguistics and Translation, and French at both undregraduate and postgraduate levels at the Ionian University.
She has also worked as an EU legislation analyst at the EU office of the Greek Ministry of Education, reviewing proposals and policy decisions (2003-2006). She was appointed as Greece's representative in the EU Committee for Multilingualism Policy (2004-2006), maintaining her interest to the good practice of teaching foreign languages.
Dr Tsigou has published three books in Greek and a number of articles in Greek and French. Her publications and research interests are related to General and Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and Translation, Sociolinguistics, Text Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Linguistic Rights, Language Policies and Multilingualism in the EU.