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Urania Sarri

Urania Sarri

Current occupation
I work as a teacher of English in state schools of Greece and Cyprus.

Brief outline of PhD research
My PhD research focuses on the topic of individual bilingualism based on the example of second-generation Albanian, immigrant children in Greece. Through the analysis of oral data and of the participants’ linguistic biographies, I investigated the linguistic impact of migration and the phenomena of language choice, maintenance and shift.

Why did you choose to study for your PhD in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?
I chose the School of Languages and Social Sciences based on previous experience during my Msc studies. Even then I was drawn by its distinguished tradition in the study of language and the expertise of the academic staff.

What did you find most useful about the PhD programme?
The continuous and prompt support by my tutor, Professor Gertrud Reershemius and the way Dan Thomson solved any possible problem; they both covered the space and time gap that is inevitably caused in a DL program.

How has your PhD helped you in your current occupation?
I have acquired skills that make me a better educator and I am now eligible for pursuing an academic career.