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Symposium: "Gender and the Greek language"

03.02.2012 | 10:00 - 19:30

Gender and the Greek language

Friday, 3 February 2012


Gender and the Greek language is the topic of a one-day symposium organized at the Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures (Chair for Modern Greek Studies) of the Free University of Berlin (FU-Berlin).
The purpose is to bring together scholars who work on gender in connection with the Greek language and provide a forum for the systematic discussion of the issues that have arisen in this field of research over the years.
‘Gender’ is understood here very broadly as an umbrella under which questions of social gender, grammatical gender, gender ideologies, sexuality, etc., can be discussed, without restrictions as to theoretical stances or paradigms.


The symposium is organized by  Prof. Dr. Th.-S. Pavlidou (AUTH, Visiting Professor FU-Berlin) and Prof. Dr. M. Pechlivanos (Chair for Modern Greek Studies, FU-Berlin).



Seminarzentrum - Lecture Room L 113
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26
14195 Berlin



Miltos Pechlivanos & Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou


10:30 - 12:30

The category (Greek) ‘woman’
Marianthi Makri-Tsilipakou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Women and men talking about men, women and people in Greek
Georgia Fragaki & Dionysis Goutsos (University of Peloponnese, University of Athens)

Gendering selves, gendering others in interaction
Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Freie Universität Berlin)


12:30 - 12:50 COFFEE BREAK


12:50 - 14:10

Construing marginalised sexualities in Greek tertiary education: a case study
Konstantia Kosetzi

“Just for fun mate”: the construction of masculinity in Greek youth storytelling
Argiris Archakis & Sofia Lampropoulou (University of Patras, Lancaster University)


14:10 - 15:30 LUNCH BREAK


15:30 - 17:30

Descriptive grammars and authorisation of gender practices: the case of women’s surnames in Modern Greek
Yannis Kostopoulos (University of Salford)

The social and cognitive implications of the use of grammatical gender in interaction
Angeliki Alvanoudi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

When she and he becomes it: the use of grammatical gender in the Greek of the Armenians of Cyprus in conversation
Chrysso Hadjidemetriou (University of Hertfordshire)


17:30 - 17:50 COFFEE BREAK


17:50 - 19:10

Grammatical gender variation and sex in Ancient Greek
Amy Coker (University of Liverpool)

Does grammatical gender influence cognition? Evidence from Greek and German
Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou & Angeliki Alvanoudi
(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)



Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou & Miltos Pechlivanos


19:30 DINNER


Zeit & Ort

03.02.2012 | 10:00 - 19:30

Seminarzentrum - Lecture Room L 113, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin