Anna Charalambidou is Programme Leader for BA English and Lecturer in English Language at the Media Department of Middlesex University. Before moving to Middlesex in 2015, she worked at the European University of Cyprus, University of Surrey, Swansea University and King's College London.
Anna's research interests are in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. She has mainly worked with Greek Cypriot data, yet her work and publications are not positioned solely within Cypriot or Greek Studies but also in the broader fields of interactional approaches to language and identities research, and especially language and ageing. She is a co-investigator in an AHRC-funded project, entitled Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of 'Authentic' Foods and Drinks. She also convenes the bi-weekly Language and Communication research seminars series.
Cypriot Greek, Standard Modern Greek, English, Spanish
Anna coordinates and teaches a number of undergraduate modules in English and English Language, including for 2017-18:
She currently co-supervises four PhD candidates, who work on the following topics:
Anna welcomes enquires from prospective PhD students on ageing, discourse and identities, and talk-in-interaction.
Anna's research interests include:
Marquez-Reiter, Rosina and Ganchenko, Kristina and Charalambidou, Anna (2016) Requests and counters in Russian traffic police officer-citizen encounters: face and identity implications. Pragmatics and Society, 7 (4). pp. 512-539. ISSN 1878-9714
Charalambidou, Anna (2015) Η συγκρότηση της ‘καλής μαγείρισσας’ μέσω συνομιλιακών συνταγών ηλικιωμένων γυναικών της Κύπρου' [The construction of culinary expert through recipe tellings among older Greek Cypriot women]. In: Ελληνική Γλώσσα και Προφορική Επικοινωνία: Μελέτες για τον πορφορικό λόγο [Greek Language and Conversational Interaction: Studies in spoken discourse]. Pavlidou, Theodosia-Soula , ed. Institute of Modern Greek Studies, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, pp. 217-232. ISBN 9789602311752
Charalambidou, Anna and Toner, Deborah and Abbots, Emma-Jane and Martins, Ana (2015) Authentic recipes from around the world. HAt Events, Ceredigion, Wales. ISBN 978 0 9562553 9 6
Charalambidou, Anna (2015) Language and age identities among older Greek Cypriot women. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) . pp. 112-124.
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Charalambidou, Anna (2011) Doing age and ageing: language, discourse and social interaction. In: Pragmatics of society. Aijmer, Karin and Andersen, Gisle , eds. De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin, Germany, pp. 29-51. ISBN 9783110214413
Anna Charalambidou is a co-investigator at the 'Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of "Authentic" Foods and Drinks' project, sponsored by the AHRC - Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past (£54,753). An outcome of this project is the general audience book:
Abbots, E. J., Charalambidou, A. Martins A. and Toner, D. (2015) Authentic Recipes from Around the World. Ceredigion, Wales: HAT Events. ISBN 978 0956255396
It addresses the temporal relationships and ideas that contribute to the construction of narratives of authenticity in relation to four foods and drinks: pulque (an alcoholic drink from Central Mexico), flaounes (celebration Easter pies from Cyprus), Welsh craft cider and acarajé (a street snack from Brazil).
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