Andry Sophocleous is Assistant Professor of English and Sociolinguistics at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Kingston University, a Master’s Degree in Language Acquisition from the University of Essex, and another Master’s Degree in Translation Studies from the University of Surrey. She completed her BA Degree in Linguistics with German at the University of East London.
Her research interests include: bidialectalism, language and identity construction, style and sociolinguistic variation, language and education, language and culture, language planning, and language and computer-mediated communication. Her publications have appeared in Sociolinguistic Studies, Multilingua, Linguistics and Education, the Journal of Language, Identity & Education, Language, Culture and Curriculum and in the International Journal of Multilingualism. Her research currently focuses on the literacy development of bidialectal kindergarten children and on the expression on identity in written interactions.