Dr George Georgiou

George Georgiou is a tenure-track TRF at the Department of Languages and Literature of the University of Nicosia. He holds a BA in Greek Philology (University of Cyprus, 2011), an MA in Education (University of Cyprus, 2013), a PhD in Linguistics (University of Cyprus, 2018), and a Postdoc in Linguistics (RUDN University, 2020). George has previously worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of General and Russian Linguistics of RUDN University, Moscow (2018-2020). He has been the Head of RUDN University Phonetic Lab and Principal Investigator on speech acquisition projects. Also, he has worked as an Associate Lecturer (2020-2021) and a Special Scientist (2020) at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and University of Cyprus respectively. His research interests lie in the areas of phonetics/phonology, speech processing, and psycholinguistics. George’s work appears in high-impact international standing journals such as Speech Communication (Elsevier), Language Learning and Development (Taylor and Francis), Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer), International Journal of Bilingualism (SAGE), etc. He has regular presentations at major international conferences, scientific workshops, and open public seminars, and contributed, by invitation, to lectures on speech perception and production. He has also peer-reviewed research papers for high-impact journals (e.g., Phonology, Language and Speech) and papers submitted in prestigious international conferences, such as Interspeech 2019, 2020. George is an active member of major linguistic organizations, such as the International Speech Communication Association, and other academic societies. He has been awarded with the Research Recognition Award by the University of Nicosia for the quantity and quality of his work and won a research grand by the Russian Government for his project “Perception of nonnative segments by Russian speakers”. Meanwhile, he achieved top performance among all postdoctoral researchers at RUDN University Philological Faculty. Finally, George’s work appeared in the reputable American magazine the Forbes (2020) and covered by the Canadian national public broadcaster (CBC) (2021).

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