Scientific Associate

mail  k.pattakos_AT_athenarc.gr

Pattakos Konstantinos

Konstantinos Pattakos is an MSc student in the Language Technology programme, which is a collaboration between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Department of informatics and ILSP. He received his BA in Greek Language and Linguistics from NKUA in 2006, where he specialized in Linguistics. His thesis involved the syntactic and pragmatic comparison of two literary invented languages, Tolkien’s Quenya and Orwell’s Newspeak. He went on to study Applied Linguistics in Birkbeck College, University of London in 2008-2009. This MA involved Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, and Linguistic Policy, among others. The topic of his dissertation was about the koineisation effects in the English language as a lingua franca. Since 2022, he has been working for the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) at the Athena Research Centre (ATHENA RC) and as a teacher of Greek as a foreign language since 2006, and has collaborated with the British public sector, with the European Commission, and now with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the British School at Athens.