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Sophia Skoufaki

  • Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
  • University of Essex
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Sophia's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

Second language vocabulary Second language discourse Language testing


I am a lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. My main research interests are second language vocabulary learning and teaching, second language discourse, and language testing. I am currently conducting research in these areas using corpus data. My PhD research in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge (2001-2005) was on formulaic language learning. It examined through psycholinguistic experiments the learning of English idiomatic expressions by adult advanced second language language learners.


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Publications (4)

  • Indexing second language vocabulary in the Intermediate GEPT

    • Cheung H
    • Chung S
    • Skoufaki S
  • An Exploratory Application of Rhetorical Structure Theory to Detect Coherence Errors in L2 English Writing: Possible Implications for Automated Writing Evaluation

    • Skoufaki S
  • Conceptual metaphoric meaning clues in two idiom presentation methods

    • Skoufaki S
  • Investigating the Source of Idiom Transparency Intuitions

    • Skoufaki S
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Professional experience

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

University of Essex

November 2010 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University

October 2008 - June 2010(2 years)


MPhil, PhD

University of Cambridge

October 2001 - November 2005(4 years)