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Dr Kyriakos Antoniou

Bilingualism; bi-dialectalism; language acquisition; pragmatic competence; cognitive development; experimental pragmatics; language processing
Dr Kyriakos Antoniou

Research Associate



Language Acquisition

Pragmatic Competence

Cognitive Development

Experimental Pragmatics

Language Processing

Departments and Institutes

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics:
Research Associate


  • Cognitive development
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language acquisition
  • Cognition
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bilingualism
  • Dialectology
  • First language acquisition
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics


Key Publications

Antoniou, K., Grohmann, K., Kambanaros, M., and Katsos, N. (under review). The effect of childhood bilectalism on executive control skills. Cognition.

Antoniou, K. & Katsos, N. (under review).  The impact of childhood bilectalism and bilingualism on implicature understanding abilities. Applied Psycholinguistics.  

Antoniou, K., Cummins, C., and Katsos, N. (under review).  ‘Why are some people under-informative?’ Evidence for a Gricean two-stage model of implicature generation.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Antoniou, K., Katsos, N., Grohmann, K., and Kambanaros, M. (2014).  Is bilectalism similar to bilingualism?  An investigation into children’s vocabulary and executive control skills.   In Will Orman & Mattheux Valleau (Eds.), 38th BUCLD Proceedings, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Antoniou, K., Katsos, N., Grohmann, K., and Kambanaros, M. (2013).  Does bilingualism confer an advantage for pragmatic abilities?  A case from Cyprus.  In 37th BUCLD Online Proceedings Supplement.