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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 (26 June)

Dr. Olga Bogolyubova, University of Malta

Title: Personality Traits and Subjective Wellbeing in the Language of Social Media

Date: Wednesday 26th June 12-14 

Venue: GW214


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.

Stress Management Sessions for students

Sedqa, in collaboration with the University of Malta, will be holding two sessions on stress management for students.

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Last Updated: 13 February 2017

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