I am Programme Leader for BA English and Lecturer in English Language at the Media Department of Middlesex University. Before moving to Middlesex in 2015, I worked at the European University of Cyprus, University of Surrey, Swansea University and King's College London.
My research interests are in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. I have mainly worked with Greek Cypriot data, yet my work and publications are not positioned solely within Cypriot and Greek Studies but also in the broader fields of interactional approaches to language and identities research, and especially language and ageing. I was a co-investigator in the AHRC-funded project, Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of 'Authentic' Foods and Drinks. I am now working as Principle Investigator on a project examining attitudes to accent diversity in secondary and higher education, with colleagues from Middlesex, Northumbria and York.
I also convene the bi-weekly Language and Communication research seminars series.
Cypriot Greek, Standard Modern Greek, English, Spanish
I coordinate and teach a number of undergraduate modules in English and English Language including, for 2018-19:
I currently co-supervise four PhD candidates, who work on the following topics:
I welcome enquires from prospective PhD students on ageing, discourse and identities, and talk-in-interaction.
My research interests include:
Zacharof, Myrto-Panagiota and Charalambidou, Anna (2018) An exploration of the sub-register of chemical engineering research papers published in English. Publications, 6 (3). ISSN 2304-6775
Marquez-Reiter, Rosina and Ganchenko, Kristina and Charalambidou, Anna (2018) Requests and counters in Russian traffic police officer-citizen encounters. In: The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse. Mosegaard Hansen, Maj-Britt and Marquez-Reiter, Rosina , eds. Benjamins Current Topics, 96 . John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 7-33. ISBN 9789027263674
Zacharof, Myrto-Panagiota and Charalambidou, Anna (2018) An exploration of the sub-register of chemical engineering research papers published in english. Preprints . pp. 1-41. ISSN 2310-287X
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
I am now working as Principle Investigator with colleagues from Middlesex, Northumbria and York on a project entitled 'Diversity that we can hear'. This research aims to analyse tutors’ awareness and perceptions of issues around accent diversity (whether regional, global or second language) in the secondary and university classroom in the UK and whether and how accent diversity affects their teaching practices and curriculum design.
I was 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).
I am keen to forge partnerships and community engagement programmes between Middelsex and schools and colleges. I coordinated a partnership between Middlesex and Haringey Sixth Form College. Middlesex English students mentored students from Haringey College and together they coproduced the 2018 volume of the magazine and blog 'Haringey Unchained', which bring out the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant college and diverse university. Email me for a copy of the magazine.
Blog for sharing ideas about English: London English
Membership of learned societies:
Public talks and refereed conference presentations (since 2013):
I tweet @DrAnnaMDX