Marianthi Koraka

Since 2021, I have been a member of the Sign Language Team at the University of Göttingen and a member of the Research Training Group 2636: “Form meaning mismatches”. In my research project that is supervised by Markus Steinbach and Nivedita Mani, I examine imperative mood and the corresponding speech acts. I aspire to shed light on what the corresponding structures and cues are in sign languages, especially German Sign Language (DGS) and Greek Sign Language (GSL), as well as discover how manual signs, nonmanual markers and gestures contribute to the articulation of speech acts in both sign and spoken languages.

I hold a bachelor degree in Greek Philology and a Master’s degree in Linguistics from University of Ioannina, Greece. In my master thesis, which was supervised by Marika Lekakou and Alexandra Prentza, I explored word order in GSL in simple declarative sentences and in wh-questions. During my master studies, I spent three months at Pompeu Fabra University as a visiting student, where I worked within the European SIGN-HUB project (Horizon 2020), under the supervision of Josep Quer and Giorgia Zorzi.