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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga

Dr Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga
Research Associate
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the British Acedemy project ‘Learning about the world through generic statements: a cross-linguistic perspective’ awarded to Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Linnaea Stockall.

She obtained an MA and a PhD in Linguistics within the program Cognitive Science and Language at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, supervised by Louise McNally and Josep M.Brucart.

She is a theoretical linguist, working mainly on natural language semantics and its interface with pragmatics. She is also interested in philosophy of language and since 2011 she has been combining theoretical and experimental linguistics.

Dimitra is also affiliated to Queen Mary, University of London, where she is a postdoctoral research fellow having carried out research on genericity, universal quantification and determiners.

Research interests: 
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Philosophy of language
Published works: 

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. (2014). Distributivity and genericity in Greek: the case of kathe with the definite article. Selected Papers from the 20th ISTAL, by Lavidas, Nikolaos, Alexiou, Thomaï and Sougari, Areti Maria, v. 1, p.369-384, London: Versita de Gruyter.

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. and Alexandropoulou, S. (2013). A corpus study of Greek bare singulars: implications for an analysis. Revista da ABRALIN, v.12, n.1, p. 233-251, jan./jun. 2013. Special issue on “Weak Definiteness and Referentiality”, edited by Roberta Pires de Oliveira.

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. and Stockall, L. (2013). Genericity, exceptions and domain restriction: experimental evidence from comparison with universals. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, E. Chemla, V.Homer and G. Winterstein (eds.), ENS Paris, 325-343.

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. (2012). The universal distributive quantifier kathe with the definite article (in Greek). Studies in Greek Linguistics 32, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, May 6-8 2011. Thessaloniki, 235-246.

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. (2009). Greek Generic Noun Phrases Involving the Free Choice Item opjosdhipote and the Definite Article. Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop in Greek Syntax and Semantics at MIT, MITWPL 57 (MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 57) Halpert, C., J. Hartman and D. Hill (eds.), 123-137.

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. (2007). Free Choice Items and definiteness: Evidence from Greek. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, E. Puig-Waldmueller (ed.), Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 403-417.