Meet our 2019 summer interns!

Written by CAT in Announcements on Thu 25 July 2019. Tags: internships,

Photograph of Constandinos Symeonides
Constantinos Symeonides is a 2nd-year undergraduate student at the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. He is interested in pursuing linguistics as a field of study and he is working on psycholinguistic approaches in the study of resumptive pronouns in Cypriot Greek during his 2019 summer internship.

Photograph of Irene Zervoudaki
Irene Zervoudaki is a 3rd-year undergraduate student at the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. Irene is interested in semantics and syntax and theoretical approaches to language. For her 2019 summer internship, she is examining the grammar of Cretan Greek with a focus on the analysis of morphosyntactic differences with other Greek varieties.


Written by CAT in Announcements on Sat 11 May 2019. Tags: internships,

The Cyprus Acquisition Team (CAT Lab) is excited to announce its Summer Internship Program for summer 2019. We are seeking talented and highly motivated undergraduate students from Cyprus or abroad, who are interested in gaining experience in linguistic research. Interns will have the opportunity to engage with research at the CAT Lab’s facilities on the University of Cyprus campus under the supervision of academic faculty and other researchers.

Summer interns will have the option to either:
1. Select to participate in one or more ongoing projects or
2. Propose their own project of interest

Internship Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks, which must be carried out between 1 J une and 31 August 2019, depending on the supervisor’s availability.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate students With an excellent academic background and a strong interest in linguistics, language acquisition, and/or language pathologies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Greek or English Application Process Applicants should submit a resume that details their relevant work and educational experience and a letter of interest (at least 250 words) indicating why they want to work as an intern at the CAT Lab.

All applications must be submitted by email to

NOTES: - The Internship does NOT provide a stipend, accommodation, living or any other expenses.

Contact For more information about the CAT Lab and the internship opportunity please visit our website:

Meeting 17-Apr-2019: Kleanthes Grohmann (UCY)

Written by CAT in News on Wed 17 April 2019. Tags: Meetings,

Join us for the last (scheduled) talk of the semester next week, April 17th, in room A110 (Kallipoleos 75). Kleanthes K. Grohmann will give an invited talk on `Knowledge of Language: Innateness, Modularity and the Mind/Brain’ as part of the Demonactian Lectures of Philosophy 2018-19. The abstract of his talk can be found below.


When linguists talk about the language faculty, they often employ metaphors such as language as a ‘mental organ’. What this means is that the human capacity for language is something deeply engrained in our species, namely as part of our physical organism (possibly hardwired in the brain). At the same time, it denotes something less physical (the more ethereal mind). In this talk I will return to the various arguments that have been brought to the innateness of knowledge of language vis-à-vis a language faculty, that is, a module dedicated to language alongside other modules within the larger cognitive system. I expect to raise more questions than provide answers, and these questions range from biology (genetics, evolution) and neuroscience (cognitive computations) to the philosophy of mind and beyond (such as other innate systems).

Meeting 10-Apr-2019: Demetris Karayiannis (UCY)

Written by CAT in News on Wed 10 April 2019. Tags: Meetings,

Join us on Wednesday, April 10th, at 6:30pm at the CAT lab (E004) , when
Demetris Karayiannis will discuss Linguistic Impairment in Cypriot Greek
Aphasia Case Studies: Exploring the Role of Micro-Variation
. You can also
attend this talk remotely at:

Meeting 03-Apr-2019: Vasiliki Erotokritou (UCY)

Written by CAT in News on Wed 03 April 2019. Tags: Meetings,

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 4:30pm at the CAT lab (E004), when Vasiliki Erotokritou will discuss Prosody vs Word Order in distinguishing (non-)predicative sentences cross-linguistically. You can also attend this talk remotely at:

Upcoming CAT meetings- Spring Semester 2019

  • Apr 10- Demetris Karayiannis, TBA
  • Apr 17- Kleanthes K. Grohmann, `Knowledge of Language: Innateness, Modularity, and the Mind/Brain’

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