Dr Maria ECONOMIDOU-KOGETSIDIS is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Nicosia and the MA TESOL programme coordinator. She holds a PhD in Cross-cultural Pragmatics (Applied Linguistics) from the University of Nottingham, an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics and a BA in Humanities from the University of Luton (Bedfordshire). Her research areas are interlanguage and intercultural pragmatics, cross-cultural communication, sociopragmatics, pragmalinguistics and politeness. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Journal of Politeness Research Multilingua, ELT Journal and others.
Her current research focuses on the pragmatic performance and development of Greek and Greek Cypriot learners of English, on interlanguage request modification, e-requests and e-politeness, and on the teaching of pragmatics in the language classroom. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Pragmatics, the Journal of Intercultural Pragmatics, TESOL Quarterly, the British Journal of Educational Research and the Australian Journal of Linguistics, and she is an Editorial Board member of Intercultural Communication Education Journal.
She has been working at the University of Nicosia since 2002.