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Costas Gabrielatos








2010. PhD in Linguistics.

Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.

Thesis: A corpus-based examination of English if-conditionals through the lens of modality: Nature and types. Description: Description: Description: Description: image001

Supervisors: Dr. Willem Hollmann, Prof. Anna Siewierska (initially, Prof. Tony McEnery)

Examiners: Prof. Barbara Dancygier, Prof. Geoffrey Leech, Prof. Jan Nuyts.


1994. MPhil in English and Applied Linguistics (Distinction).

Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.

Research focus:

a. Modality and modal auxiliaries in English and Modern Greek, with reference to epistemic modality and its negation.

b. Collocations: Pedagogical implications, and their treatment in pedagogical materials. Description: Description: Description: Description: image001


1990. BA (Hons) in Economics (7/10, equivalent to a 2:1).

Department of Economics, School of Law, Economics & Political Science, University of Athens.



Professional Training


1992. Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (Distinction).

Cambridge / Royal Society of Arts (currently, University of Cambridge, ESOL Examinations).

Action research project: Teaching Communication and Interaction Strategies: An action research project with Greek teenagers at intermediate level. Description: Description: Description: Description: image001


The DOTE (together with the Cambridge/RSA Diploma in TEFL) has been replaced by the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Delta), awarded by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. The Delta is accredited by Ofqual at level 7 (Masters level) on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

It is a 60-credit qualification, corresponding to a postgraduate certificate.


1991. General Methods Course (grade: A).

Assessed training course on basic ELT methodology (60 hours).

Centre for English Language and Training (CELT), on behalf of the Panhellenic Federation of Language School Owners, Athens, Greece.



Research Training


20012003. I took the following courses as part of my PhD (Lancaster University):

FSSC004: Elementary Data Analysis and Computing for Social Research I: Descriptive Statistics

FSSC005: Elementary Data Analysis and Computing for Social Research II: Hypothesis Testing

FSSC006: Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences

FSSC008: Basic Skills in Social Data Analysis

FSSS007: Questionnaire Design