Language, Communication & Neurocognition Science Group (LangSci)

We study language, communication, non-verbal neurocognitive processing, and their interaction.  These are examined throughout the life span (from childhood to older adulthood), in bilingual and monolingual speakers, across countries and sociolinguistic contexts, in typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders, and at both the cognitive and brain level. We use a range of methodologies, including eye-tracking, Event-Related Potentials, and behavioral tests that measure the speed and accuracy of manual responding.

This website was created as part of research funded frοm the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (CULTURE/AWARD-YR/0421B/0005) and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Cyprus University of Technology (POSTDOCTORAL internal funding programme).

Language, Communication & Neurocognition Science Group (LangSci)

We study language, communication, non-verbal neurocognitive processing, and their interaction.  These are examined throughout the life span (from childhood to older adulthood), in bilingual and monolingual speakers, across countries and sociolinguistic contexts, in typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders, and at both the cognitive and brain level. We use a range of methodologies, including eye-tracking, Event-Related Potentials, and behavioral tests that measure the speed and accuracy of manual responding.

This website was created as part of research funded frοm the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (CULTURE/AWARD-YR/0421B/0005) and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Cyprus University of Technology (POSTDOCTORAL internal funding programme).

Research

Our research has received funding from various sources including European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme, the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the Cyprus University of Technology Postdoctoral internal funding programme, and the Wiener-Anspach Foundation.

Coordinator

Kyriakos Antoniou is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology. His research interests include bilingualism, pragmatics, language processing, first and second language acquisition, cognitive processing and development; and neurodevelopmental disorders. His work uses methods from psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology, such as eye-tracking and behavioral tests that measure the speed and accuracy of manual responding. His more recent research also employs tools from cognitive neuroscience; specifically, Event-Related Potentials. Kyriakos Antoniou has coordinated various research projects funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the Cyprus University of Technology Postdoctoral internal funding programme and the Experimental Pragmatics in Europe (EURO-XPRAG) network. He has also received funding in the form of individual fellowships from the Wiener-Anspach Foundation (Belgium) and the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Cambridge University, an MA Linguistics from University College London, and a BA in Greek Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After his Ph.D., he held research and teaching positions at Cambridge University, Université libre Bruxelles (Wiener-Anspach individual fellow), Hellenic Open University, University College London, and University of Cyprus (Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellow). His recent work appeared in Psychonomic Bulletin & ReviewBilingualism: Language and Cognition and The Modern Language Journal.

People

COLLABORATORS

Napoleon Katsos

Professor of Experimental Pragmatics, University of Cambridge

George Spanoudis

Professor of Psychology, University of Cyprus

Kakia Petinou

Professor of Speech and Language Pathology, Cyprus University of Technology

Sinkinisis

Private Company, Athens, Greece

Students

Marina Moustaka

Student

Publications

Antoniou, K. (2023). The ups and downs of bilingualism: Α review of event-related potential studies on executive control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

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Antoniou, K. (2023). Multilingual Pragmatics. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2nd edition). Oxford: Blackwell/Wiley

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Antoniou, K. & Michaelides, O. (2023). The acquisition and processing of pragmatics in multilinguals and third language learners. In J. Cabrelli, A. Chaouch-Orozco, J. G. Alonso, S. M. Pereira Soares, E. Puig-Mayenco, and J. Rothman (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Third Language Acquisition and Processing. Cambridge University Press.

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Duñabeitia, J. A., Baciero, A., Antoniou, K., Antoniou, M., Ataman, E., Baus, C., … & Pliatsikas, C. (2022). The multilingual picture database. Scientific data, 9, 1-6.

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Petinou, K., Antoniou, K. & Cristopoulou, M. (2022). Addressing multicultural and multilingual aspects in the assessment of individuals with ASD. In M. Bortz (Ed.), Global Language Assessment: A Lifespan Approach.

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Antoniou, K. (2022). Multilingual and Bi-dialectal Irony Processing. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. New York: Curran Associates, Inc.

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Antoniou, K., & Milaki, E. (2021). Irony comprehension in bidialectal speakers. The Modern Language Journal, 105, 697-719.

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Antoniou, K., Veenstra, A., Kissine, M., & Katsos, N. (2020). How does childhood bilingualism and bi-dialectalism affect the interpretation and processing of different types of implicature? Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 23, 186-203.

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Antoniou, K. & Spanoudis, G. (2020). An investigation of the multilingual and bi-dialectal advantage in executive control. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Virtual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2050-2056). New York: Curran Associates, Inc.

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