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Dr Kyriakos Antoniou

Kyriakos Antoniou
Position(s): 
Research Associate
Department/Section: 
Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 000 (Main Faculty number)
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Kyriakos Antoniou is a Research Associate in the project “The impact of bilingualism and bi-dialectalism on cognitive and linguistic development” funded by the Isaac Newton Trust Fund and the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, and led by Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Mikhail Kissine.  His research to date has spanned language acquisition, pragmatic-communicative, and non-verbal cognitive development in monolingual, bilingual, and bi-dialectal children.  He is also interested in semantics and pragmatics from an experimental perspective, language processing, and the relation between language, pragmatics, and other cognitive skills in children and adults.

Research interests: 
  • Language acquisition
  • Pragmatic competence
  • Cognitive development
  • Bilingualism
  • Bi-dialectalism
  • Language processing
  • Experimental pragmatics
Recent research projects: 

The impact of bilingualism and bi-dialectalism on cognitive and linguistic development (http://bibi.ulb.ac.be/Bibi/English.html).

Published works: 

Antoniou, K., Katsos, N., Grohmann, K., and Kambanaros, M. (under review). The effect of childhood bilectalism on executive control skills. Cognition.

Antoniou, K. & Katsos, N. (under review).  The impact of childhood bilectalism and bilingualism on implicature understanding abilities. Applied Psycholinguistics

Antoniou, K., Cummins, C., and Katsos, N. (under review).  ‘Why are some people under-informative?’ Evidence for a two-stage model of implicature generation.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Antoniou, K., Katsos, N., Grohmann, K., and Kambanaros, M. (2014).  Is bilectalism similar to bilingualism?  An investigation into children’s vocabulary and executive control skills.   In Will Orman & Mattheux Valleau (Eds.), 38th BUCLD Proceedings, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Antoniou, K., Katsos, N., Grohmann, K., and Kambanaros, M. (2013).  Does bilingualism confer an advantage for pragmatic abilities?  A case from Cyprus.  In 37th BUCLD Online Proceedings Supplement.