Cypriot Greek: About spoken languages

About spoken languages – Cypriot Greek

Cypriot Greek, spoken on the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus and by major diasporic Cypriot communities in London and in Australia, is often quoted as as the “last living dialect of Modern Greek”. In this lecture Marina Terkourafi, professor of Sociolinguistics at Leiden University, examines the linguistic differences between Cypriot Greek and ​Standard Modern Greek. She also pays attention to the history of Cypriot Greek, other Greek dialects and ​language ideologies ​in Greece and Cyprus. 

Speaker: prof. dr. Marina Terkourafi
Moderator: Diederik Burgersdijk/Lieke Rademakers

This lecture is in English, and will take place on 12 May 2023, at Muiderstraat 24. You can register below.

If you’re a (higher education) student, the ticket price is only 5 euros. Register by sending an email to

Image by Carole Raddato via Flickr

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