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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Chrysoula (Lina) Vassiliu


Chrysoula (Lina) Vassiliu





Professor Henriette Hendriks & Professor Zoe Kourtzi


Research Topic

Individual Differences in Multilingualism and Language Learning: Effects on Cognitive Flexibility and Structure Learning



Lina Vassiliu is a PhD Candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. She works on Psycholinguistics and is researching the relation of language learning and statistical learning, as well as the effects of multilingualism on Executive Functions and, more specifically, Cognitive Flexibility.



Multilingualism, Language Acquisition, Cognition, Executive Functions, Statistical Learning



Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship for Doctoral Studies

Onassis Foundation Scholarship

A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship

Kate Bertram Prize for First Class Results in MPhil in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Pan. Triantafyllidis Scholarship for Postgraduate (Master’s) Studies Abroad



Magdalene College Bye-Fellow (2021-22)



Supervisor for First and Second Language Acquisition (Li15)


Conference papers

Vassiliu, C., Mouzaki, A., Antoniou, F., Ralli, A., Diamanti, V., Papaioannou, S., Katsos, N. (2021). Structural and Pragmatic Language in ADHD - Factors Contributing to Development of Pragmatic Competence. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL14).

Vassiliu, C., et al. (2019). Structural and pragmatic language in ADHD - Factors contributing to development of pragmatic competence [Conference Presentation]. ICGL14, Patra, Greece, September 5-8.

Pata, P., Vassiliu, C., Marinis, T. (2019). L1 Syntactic Attrition in Greek Speakers living in the UK [Conference Presentation]. ICGL14, Patra, Greece, September 5-8.

Vassiliu, C. et al. (2019). Evaluating Structural and Pragmatic Language Skills among Children with ADHD, DLD and Typical Development (TD) [Conference Poster]. International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) Conference, Crete, Greece, June 23-25.

Vassiliu, C. et al. (2016). Oral Language Development: Contribution of Component Skills) [Conference Poster]. 5th All European Dyslexia (EDA) Conference, Modena, Italy, September 22-24.

Mouzaki, A, Karkania, V., Vassiliu, C., et al. (2015). Development of Narrative Speech in PreSchool-Aged Children [Conference Presentation]. 1st PanHellenic Conference of School Psychology, Athens, Greece, November 19-22.



Mouzaki, A., Vassiliu, C., Ralli, A.M., Antoniou, F. (forthcoming). The contribution of morphological awareness to reading comprehension in Greek primary school students. In S. Tsesmeli & G. Manolitsis (Eds.), Morphological processes in written Greek language. Thessaloniki: Epikentro.

Leong, V., Raheel, K., Yi, S. J., Kacker, K., Karlaftis, V. M., Vassiliu, C., ... Kourtzi, Z. (2021). A New Remote Guided Method for Supervised Web-Based Cognitive Testing to Ensure High Quality Data. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Vassiliu, C., Mouzaki, A., Antoniou, F., Ralli, A., Diamanti, V., Papaioannou, S., Katsos, N. (submitted). Development of Structural and Pragmatic Language Skills in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.


Other activities and roles

Cambridge Processing and Acquisition of Language (CamPAL) co-organizer.

Magdalene College MCR Committee President (2021), Secretary (2020-21).