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Qualifications

PhD (Cardiff University), AFHEA, MSc (Open), MA (University of Huddersfield), MSc (Aston), BA (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Dip.RSA

About

I am a Conversation Analyst and my special research interests lie in the intersection of language, politics and journalism. In my PhD I have employed methodological tools from Conversation Analysis, Argumentation Theory and Social Psychology to examine how hybridity in journalists’ and politicians’ talk-in-interaction changes political interviews. My current research focuses on how hybridity as manifest in both politicians’ and journalists’ talk is an indication of mainstream populism.

In terms of knowledge dissemination, I have presented papers at various conferences and published articles in international journals/edited volumes on topics related to journalism and politics and intercultural and professional communication.

Experience

My teaching experience is quite varied across different institutions. I have taught or been a tutor for introductory modules to linguistic analysis, description as well as introductory modules on language acquisition at Cardiff University and IST College in Greece. I have taught or been a tutor for introductory modules on language in the ‘old and new’ media (Cardiff University) as well as modules on the status of English in the World and English Language Teaching (IST College).

While working at IST College I supervised undergraduate dissertations in areas such as: Dyslexia and TEFL, Teaching Productive Skills to Young Learners, Discourse Analysis of Advertisements, and Language Disorders in Aphasic patients.

External

Research Gate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Argyro_Kantara

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