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Welcome Dimitrios Skordos

The Psychology Department welcomes Dimitrios Skordos, Visiting Psychology & Linguistics Lecturer.

Dimitrios was born in Ioannina, Greece where he earned his first degree in Linguistics from the University of Ioannina. At that time, he was primarily focused on historical and comparative linguistics, but his interest was quickly drawn to generative theoretical linguistics. He went on to earn his M.A. in Linguistics at UCL. It was then that he discovered how fascinating the study of Pragmatics is and eventually relocated to the University of Delaware to earn his PhD in language acquisition and pragmatic development with Anna Papafragou. His main research interests include experimental pragmatics and the development of pragmatic inference in children; the syntax, semantics and acquisition of spatial language; and the relationship between spatial language and cognition. Dimitrios explains, “My time at UD has always been shared between the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology, investigating open questions in the above areas using interdisciplinary research methods and tools drawn from theoretical linguistics and cognitive psychology.”