Argiris Archakis

Argiris Archakis
University of Patras | UP · Division of Linguistics

PhD

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March 2016 - present
University of Patras
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 1997 - present
University of Patras
Position
  • Staff member
Education
September 1992 - November 1996
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Discourse Analysis - Sociolinguistics

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Publications (90)
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Η ευρεία μετακίνηση προσφυγικών και μεταναστευτικών πληθυσμών προς τον ευρωπαϊκό χώρο, ιδιαίτερα από το 2015 και εξής, είχε ως αποτέλεσμα την (ανα)παραγωγή και παγίωση ποικίλων στάσεων, απόψεων, πρακτικών προς αυτούς, οι οποίες κυμαίνονταν από αντιρατσιστικές και αλληλέγγυες έως ρατσιστικές και ξενοφοβικές. Οι στάσεις αυτές αντανακλώνται και στα χι...
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Following a critical discourse analysis (CDA) approach, the present study reports on the analysis of 49 texts from the Hellenic Parliament Proceedings, where the term λαθρομετανάστης “illegal migrant” is used. The texts under scrutiny date back to 2015 (i. e., the year the migration crisis reached its peak) and reveal the recontextualized use of th...
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Greek national discourse promotes linguistic and cultural homogenization within Greek borders often through racism against migrants. Racist homogenizing practices are not always explicit but are quite often “liquid,” namely, covert, ambiguous, and hard to trace. The effective promotion of national homogenization not only naturalizes linguistic and...
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Τhis paper studies online narrative texts, which, despite their declared antiracist stance, reproduce racist positionings against migrants. Based on the broader framework of Critical Discourse Analysis, our main research question concerns the ways racist and antiracist positionings coexist. To this end, we employ an enriched version of Bamberg’s tr...
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This study adheres to critical humor studies investigating how humor targeting the migrant ‘Other’ may reproduce social inequalities in the form of racist stereotypes. We examine two datasets of online migrant-targeting jokes from two different time periods in Greece. Our first collection of jokes comes from the period 1990–2010, i.e., when Greece,...
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As one of the primary means for identity construction (see DE FINA, 2015), narrative has recently been examined in relation to immigrant and refugee movements. Having at our disposal elicited, written autobiographical narratives of immigrant students living in Greece, we investigate the identities they construct therein. Our sample consists of 118...
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This study examines the opaque reproduction of racism in an online, anti-racist campaign officially aiming to denounce hate speech and challenge widespread stereotypes concerning migrants. In particular, we investigate the video clips of the #StopMindBorders campaign launched by the Greek branch of the International Organization for Migration. We s...
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Our study draws on the interaction between the micro-level of individual discursive choices and the macro-level of discourses. Having at our disposal narratives by immigrant students in Greece, we highlight the continuum of identities observed. For the investigation of immigrant students’ identity construction in their narratives, we mainly employ...
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Στον πυρήνα του βιβλίου βρίσκεται η κοινωνιογλωσσολογική ανάλυση, ειδικότερα η κριτική ανάλυση, κειμένων που έχουν παραχθεί από μετανάστες μαθητές και μαθήτριες στην Ελλάδα. Το ειδικότερο ζητούμενο της ανάλυσης αφορά τις ταυτότητες τις οποίες οι μετανάστες μαθητές και μαθήτριες κατασκευάζουν στα υπό μελέτη κείμενα. Η ανάλυση αναδεικνύει τον κεντρικ...
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Τα κείμενα μαζικής κουλτούρας αποτελούν πρόσφορο έδαφος για την ανάλυση και διδακτική αξιοποίηση φαινομένων γλωσσικής ποικιλότητας, καθώς, συχνά μέσω του χιούμορ, ενισχύουν κυρίαρχες ομογενοποιητικές γλωσσικές ιδεολογίες (Archakis κ.ά. 2014). Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, στόχος της παρούσας μελέτης είναι η αξιολόγηση μιας διδακτικής παρέμβασης που αποβλέπει σ...
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One of Davies’ significant contributions to the sociology of humor involves the exploration of the relation between jokes and the social order. He particularly argues that jokes seem to work like a “thermometer” conveying truths for the sociopolitical system. In our study, we aim to analyze jokes related to the migration crisis and circulated onlin...
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The aim of our study is to examine the multiple ways Greek immigrants position themselves in terms of cultural identity. Recent approaches to immigrants’ cultural identities tend to employ the concept of transnationalism to account for their hybridity and fluidity. Here, we intend to show that Georg Simmel’s ([1908] 1971) notion of the stranger is...
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This article examines the way that collective identity was discursively constructed during the anti-austerity protests of 28 and 29 June 2011 on the environs of the Greek Parliament. Drawing on the framework of critical discourse analysis, we study the interrelation between macro-level (dominant) values and views, and micro-level individual positio...
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In this paper we intend to show that conflict emerging from multiple and competing perspectives on social reality, may not necessarily be avoided in class, but it could instead become the starting point of critical discussions among teachers and students. To this end, we focus on the exploitation of essays written by immigrant students attending Gr...
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Immigration that has taken place from early 1990 onwards is said to contribute to the development of a globalized landscape where strict ethnic boundaries and traditional social delineations have become fuzzy (Blommaert and Rampton, 2011). This study investigates the formation and (re)negotiation of widespread social stereotypes and language ideolo...
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Over the past decades, contemporary sociolinguistics has challenged the existence of fixed and rigid linguistic boundaries, thus focusing on how the speakers themselves define language varieties and how specific linguistic choices end up being perceived as language varieties. In this light, the present paper explores the influence of metapragmatic...
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Racism as a means for accomplishing homogeneity is at the center of this study which draws on Critical Discourse Analysis and focuses on descriptions of racist behaviors included in immigrant students’ school essays. We investigate how the dominant assimilative and homogenizing discourse operates in Greece and how immigrant students position themse...
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The aim of the present study is to explore the metapragmatic stereotypes of elementary school pupils towards geographical varieties, using as stimulus a TV commercial, in order to understand how they perceive and define these varieties. Specifically, we look into the children’s beliefs on the overt and covert prestige of geographical varieties and...
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Recent studies indicate that language teaching can utilize humorous mass culture texts (e.g. TV shows, advertisements, comics, magazine articles, songs, websites), so as to enable students to detect subtle social meanings and implicit cultural values (see, among others, Archakis et al., 2014; Μοrrell, 2002; Μοrrell, & Duncan-Andrade, 2005; Stamou,...
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Contemporary linguistic theoretical approaches have recently displayed a shift towards post-structuralism. Relevant research focuses not so much on linguistic rules and structures that constitute linguistic systems, but on the semiotic conventions speakers use to define what is linguistically ‘correct’ and to delimit a variety (Johnstone 2009). The...
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Tα τηλεοπτικά κείμενα αποτελούν πρόσφορο έδαφος για τη μελέτη φαινομένων γλωσσικής ποικιλότητας, καθώς συχνά αναπαριστούν πλήθος ποικιλιών και ταυτόχρονα αναπαράγουν και ενισχύουν συγκεκριμένες γλωσσικές ιδεολογίες (βλ. ενδ. Georgakopoulou 2000, Αndroutsopoulos 2010: 754, Στάμου 2012: 22, Moody 2013). Γενικότερα, ο λόγος της μαζικής κουλτούρας ορίζ...
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Στόχος της παρούσας μελέτης είναι να διερευνήσουμε αν οι μαθητές της Ε’ και ΣΤ’ Δημοτικού αντιλαμβάνονται τρεις διαφορετικές εκδοχές της γλωσσικής ποικιλότητας (γεωγραφική διάλεκτο, κοινωνιόλεκτο, υφολογική ποικιλία) και το ρόλο τους ως ενδείκτη των κοινωνικών χαρακτηριστικών και των ταυτοτήτων των ομιλητών. Παράλληλα, θα μελετήσουμε αν ο τρόπος πο...
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In this paper we analyze the use of swearwords in Greek teenage storytelling. Our research is based on the analysis of conversational narratives that occurred in two conversations between male adolescents who belong to different social groups. Our analysis shows that the use of swearing in the story performances enables the narrators (1) to constru...
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In this article we draw upon the notions of heterosexuality, heteronormativity, agency and responsibility in order to investigate the construction of hegemonic masculinities through stories produced by Greek male adolescents. Our data are part of a broader set of narrative data collected in the context of a research project aiming to record and ana...
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Drawing on Critical Discourse Analysis and, more specifically, on the relationship between the macro-level of dominant discourses and the micro-level of individual positionings, we examine the way linguistic identities are constructed by immigrant students of Albanian origin in Greece. We elaborate on two 'competitive' discourses: the national, hom...
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The present study aims to explore the ways in which dominant language ideologies of linguistic homogenization are reproduced through the representation of linguistic varieties in television. TV mass culture texts often use humor, in particular humorous representations of language variation, to reinforce the dominance of standard varieties and simul...
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Στόχος της παρούσας εργασίας είναι η ανάλυση του τρόπου αναπαράστασης της γλωσσικής ποικιλότητας σε τηλεοπτικά κείμενα μαζικής κουλτούρας (mass culture texts), καθώς και των γλωσσικών ιδεολογιών που αναπαράγονται και ενισχύονται μέσω της αναπαράστασης αυτής. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, καταθέτουμε ενδεικτικές προτάσεις διδακτικής αξιοποίησης των πορισμάτων τ...
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This article presents a tentative typology of narrative genres based on Greek data and following a discourse analytic perspective. Taking into consideration the contemporary literature on narrative, I maintain that the reassessment of the interlocutor’s role and, in general, participants’ interaction in the unfolding of the narrative event have pla...
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The present study concentrates on immigrants’ positionings towards the discourse of the majority in Greece. While facing an influx of immigrants during the 1990s, the Greek majority adopted a particularly racist discourse. My purpose here is to explore how immigrant students attending Greek schools attempt to articulate their voice in relation to t...
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The present study explores the representation of linguistic varieties in Greek mass culturetexts. Drawing upon style (Coupland 2007a) and the General Theory of Verbal Humour (6 and 7) we analyse fictionalised media constructions of clashes and dissonances between 'standard' and 'vernacular' styles in a popular sitcom and in an advertisement. We arg...
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The present study explores the representation of linguistic varieties in Greek mass culture texts. The analysis of the speech produced by protagonists in a popular sitcom and in an advertisement reveals that the representation of such speech results in stylistic humour, as the protagonists are stylised as either unable to make obligatory crossings...
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In this paper, we argue that the communicative approach to language teaching should be enriched with concepts and objectives coming from critical theories on language and discourse and, more specifically, from ethnographically informed approaches exploiting students’ cultural background and experiences from their everyday social reality. Based on c...
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Mass cultural genres have recently started being part of school curricula, since texts such as TV shows, comics, magazine articles, songs, and webpages form a significant part of students’ everyday literacy practices. In this context, the exploitation of mass cultural texts in language arts aims at cultivating students’ literacy skills. The present...
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The present paper concentrates on the narrative management of the teacher-student relationship. Focusing on students’ identities, the present study draws upon the social constructionism paradigm, thus considering identities as social constructs via discourse. The analysis of representative narrative extracts shows how students construct themselves...
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Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this study proposes an analytical model focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories. This model is further exploited in language teaching to cultivate students' cultural sensitivity and critical literacy. © Ar...
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The aim of the present study is to explore students’ preferences in literacy practices related to mass cultural texts. It focuses on Greek elementary school students of the 5th and 6th grade (11-12 year-olds) in an effort to map their favorite mass cultural genres and to explore whether social parameters such as gender, ethnic and social background...
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The main research issue of this book is the analysis of conversational narratives, and in particular whether and how conversational narratives are a suitable source for investigating identities. The concepts of identity/identities and discourse are used throughout the book and are the central point in Part I. Consequently, we consider it useful in...
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As already mentioned (in Section 3.1), we are interested in narratives that emerge from ongoing conversations. The oral conversational narratives considered here are drawn from communities of practice of mainly young people and pertain to incidents from their daily routine. Some narratives follow Labov’s (1972) formal rule, whereby they emerge as a...
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In Part I, we argued that discourse (along with other semiotic behaviors) is a mechanism for constructing identities which are not innate or a priori given or available to individuals. Discourse contributes to the diffusion, the impact, or even the (direct or indirect) imposition of conceptions and convictions on individuals. At the same time, it o...
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Our book has examined how identities are constructed in everyday conversational narratives and how this constructional process could be applied to critical literacy educational programs.
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In what follows, we shall propose specific activities on the basis of the proposed re-evaluation of the role of narrative in critical language education, and specifically on the basis of the four domains of situated practice, overt instruction, critical framing and transformed practice discussed above (Section 6.7.2). The aim of our tentative propo...
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The interconnection between values, ideological frameworks, interactional practices, and identities through narration, as presented in Part II, brings under the spotlight questions such as the following: To what extent are speakers (and not only researchers) in a position to detect such interconnections and the identities projected by interlocutors...
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Following, among others, Bucholtz and Hall (2003, 2005), in this Section we will attempt a more systematic definition of the term identity. As Riley (2007: 70) suggests, for more than 2,000 years, identity has been a ‘philosophical aporia’ relating to intractable issues, such as ‘the monadic against the multiple self’ and ‘the relationship of the i...
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It is clear from the foregoing discussion that in the textbooks under review the communicative/text-based approach is followed superficially rather than systematically with regard to narrative and humor. The phenomena in question are presented through relevant texts or genres, but complementary activities aimed at creating a communicative setting s...
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In this paper we investigate the role of prosodic means in framing humour within conversational narratives. In particular, we focus on whether, how, and why jab lines as basic turn constructional units in a humorous narrative turn are marked off by prosodic features. Our aim is twofold: a) to investigate, by means of statistical tests, if jab lines...
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The present paper investigates how journalists create dialogical networks involving parliamentary discourse and newspaper articles via the reproduction of extracts coming from MPs’ speeches. Drawing on critical discourse analysis and assuming that news is a value-laden construction of facts through language, a comparative analysis of parliamentary...
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The present paper aims, first, at analysing how and why parliamentary debates are transformed into newspaper articles with a narrative-like format; and, second, at proposing a model for integrating this kind of material and analysis into a literacy-based language teaching programme. Our data consists of Greek parliamentary proceedings and newspaper...
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The present paper is concerned with the narratives produced in the conversations of six young people in Greece. Drawing on the broader framework of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics as well as on the Social Constructionist paradigm, our paper follows the line of research that focuses on situated analysis of identities. Initially, the paper se...
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The aim of this article is to investigate the construction of heterosexual identities in Greek youth talk. More specifically, we explore how Greek adolescents construct themselves as heterosexuals through storytelling. In terms of theoretical framework, our article follows a dynamic approach to identity construction. Our analysis focuses upon natur...
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Th e point of departure of this paper is the claim that dialectal variation should be approached not only as a geographical refl ex but also, in line with recent discourse analytic approaches, as an interactional resource for various communicative objectives. Our analysis is based on 11 sponta-neous conversational narratives produced by a Greek dia...
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This paper is part of a wider research on the prosodic devices used in the production of stretches of direct speech embedded in Greek young women's narratives. Drawing on the broader framework of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics as well as on recent developments in the theory of prosody and on the social constructionist paradigm, our paper f...
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The present paper is concerned with the narratives produced in the conversations of six young people in Greece. Drawing on the broader framework of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics as well as on the Social Constructionist paradigm, our paper follows the line of research that focuses on situated analysis of identities. Initially, the paper se...
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The present paper examines the discourse functions of intensity in the context of narrative direct speech quotations. We argue that differentiation in intensity functions as a contextualization cue signalling involvement as well as power negotiation. Intensity, therefore, seems to be an ambivalent signal acquiring its meaning in interaction with ot...
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Recent pragmatic research focuses on the issue of identity construction via humor. In this paper, we intend to investigate how could the General Theory of Verbal Humor (in Attardo 2001, henceforth GTVH) contribute to the analysis of humor as a means of iden[1]tity construction. Among the six knowledge resources proposed by the GTVH we focus on targ...
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The present paper is a study of narrative and its relation to the construction of conflicting identities in interaction. The paper is concerned with a group of young Greeks who categorise themselves as members of a particular subculture, but also construct a number of other, often conflicting, identities through the stories they tell in the course...
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The central aim of this paper is to apply the General Theory of Verbal Hu-mor (henceforth GTVH; Attardo 2001) to conversational narratives and to integrate it with sociopragmatic approaches. We consider script opposition as a necessary prerequisite for humor and its perlocutionary e¤ect (i.e. elic-iting laughter) as a secondary criterion for the ch...
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The aim of this paper is to describe and account for the function of four Modern Greek expressions, namely δilaδi (‘that is to say’), m ala loja (‘in other words’), θelo na po (‘I wish to say’), i malon (‘or rather’). After a brief theoretical introduction to the study of the category of Discourse Markers, two pragmatic approaches (Schiffrin's, 198...

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για τη δημιουργία μιας Ανοιχτής Πρόσβασης Επισημειωμένης Βάσης Δεδομένων για τον Χιουμοριστικό Λόγο, η οποία θα χρησιμοποιηθεί ως εργαλείο για τη διδασκαλία της ελληνικής ως ξένης γλώσσας (προχωρημένο επίπεδο) και για την καλλιέργεια του κριτικού γραμματισμού στο πλαίσιο της γλωσσικής διδασκαλίας στη δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση. Επιστημονική υπεύθυνη προγράμματος: Ελένη Καπογιάννη Φορέας χρηματοδότησης: Πανεπιστήμιο του Κent
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https://trace2019.wixsite.com/trace-project?fbclid=IwAR1H9m-HE3NQZyLVW5Bh5DTjjsGzD214H0ja-9ozEegH37EZNj6rS4A8nf4 This project focuses on institutionalized/ official anti-racist discourse of the European public sphere, which refers to the migration and refugee crisis. The eruption of the migrant and refugee crisis in European cities (2015-2018) led to the rise of different stances and practices on behalf of European states, ranging from solidarity to xenophobia. In this context, this research program intends to reveal that racist views are not cultivated only through hate speech, which stigmatizes and overtly demonizes migrant and refugee populations, but also through seemingly anti-racist discourse, which aims at denouncing racist practices, but ends up disguising, reproducing and sedimenting inequalities