Petroula (Roula) Tsokalidou

Roula Tsokalidou, PhD.

Roula Tsokalidou holds a PhD in Linguistics from Monash University, Australia (1994), specialising in sociolinguistics and language contact. She has taught English at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism and language teaching at Deakin and Monash Universities (1993-1995) and has worked as a researcher at the Centre for the Greek Language (1996-2001). Since 2001 she has been teaching at the Department of Primary School Education of the University of Thessaly and at the School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she is currently associate professor of sociolinguistics and the teaching of language. Her publications and research interests lie mainly in the area of language contact, bilingualism, immigrant languages, translanguaging, language and gender and their educational dimensions. Since 2009 she is the editor and scientific head of the group for bilingualism and multiculturalism in education and society, ‘Polydromo’.


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School of Early Childhood Education,
Faculty of Pedagogy, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki


Tsokalidou, R. (2016) Beyond language borders to translanguanging within and outside the educational context. In Carroll E. Wilson (Ed.) Bilingualism: Cultural Influences, Global Perspectives and Advantages/Disadvantages. Nova Science Publishers, 108-118.

Gkaintartzi, A., Kiliari A. & R. Tsokalidou (2016) Heritage language maintenance and education in the Greek sociolinguistic context: Albanian immigrant parents’ views. Cogent Education, 3: 1155259

Tsokalidou, R. (2015) Bilingualism otherwise: Research approaches towards language contact issues and the inclusion of bilingual children in the Greek school. In Τressou, Ε., Mitakidou, S. & Karagianni, P. (eds.) (2015). Roma inclusion-International and Greek Experiences. Complexities of inclusion.Thessaloniki: Copy City, 164-177.

Gkaintartzi, A., Chatzidaki, A. & R. Tsokalidou (2014) Albanian Parents and the Greek Educational Context: Who is Willing to Fight for the Home Language? International Multilingual Research Journal.

Gkaintartzi, A., Kiliari A. & R. Tsokalidou (2014) ‘Invisible’ bilingualism-‘invisible’ language ideologies: Greek teachers’ attitudes towards immigrant pupils’ heritage languages. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Published online: 28 Jan 2014). DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2013.877418.