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International Greek Language Day Web Presentation Feb. 20

February 11, 2021

CHICAGO – In celebration of International Greek Language Day, the Embassy of Greece in collaboration with the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities, Center for Hellenic Studies, host the web presentation The Greek Language: A Living Bridge through History on Saturday, February 20, 2 PM EST with Dr. Anastasia Giannakidou, the Frank J. McLoraine Professor of Linguistics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Giannakidou is also the founder and director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University. She studied Classical Philology and Linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and received her PhD in linguistics and philosophy of language in 1997 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She was a Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (1977-2001) at the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Giannakidou has held visiting professorships, among others, at the University of Cyprus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of the Basque Country, and the Ecole Normalle Superieure in Paris. She has also given keynote lectures all over the world, including India, Korea, and Japan, on issues of Greek language and philosophy of language.

Register in advance online for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3a5cOAm.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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