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Dr Stavros Assimakopoulos
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MSc in Language and Computation
BSc in Human Language Technology
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PositionSenior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator for Linguistics
OfficeRoom 119, Portacabins (Car Park 6)
(+356) 2340 2674


Stavros Assimakopoulos is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Linguistics and Academic Coordinator for the Linguistics Programme at the University of Malta. He is additionally the principal investigator representing the University of Malta on the EU-funded C.O.N.T.A.C.T. project (JUST/2014/RRAC/AG).

His research lies in the interface of linguistics, philosophy and cognitive psychology and focuses on the implications that cognitive approaches to inferential pragmatics carry for the study of linguistic meaning. Apart from the general discussion of the mental underpinnings of human linguistic knowledge, more specific topics he has investigated include lexical/conceptual semantics, context selection processes, figurative language, drama translation, logical constants and most recently politeness and hate speech.

Research Interests

  • Relevance Theory
  • Conceptualist and formal semantics
  • Experimental pragmatics
  • Categorial grammars (especially Dynamic Syntax)
  • Philosophy of language and mind
  • Discourse analysis

Student contact hours

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
Note: students should always email to make an appointment.
Linguistics Circle (06 Dec)
Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta

Title:  AI designing games for us with (or without) us

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 12:00 hrs

Venue: GW164

Change in Name
As of April 2017, the Institute has officially changed its name to Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology.

Class timetables are now available from this page.

For study-units LIN1063, LIN1065, LIN2013 and LIN5063, please click on this page to check the Academic English timetable.

Ethical approval
Deadlines for submission of ethical approval forms to the Institute Research Ethics Committee are now available on the Research page.
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II for the MASRI project that aims to build a Maltese speech recognition system.  
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III  for the Maltese Sign Language Research Project.
Last Updated: 13 February 2017

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