Our Team

Meet the members of the DPL. Scroll down for more information on each member.

Phonological and Prosodic Development Group

 Dr. Angeliki Athanasopoulou

Dr. Angeliki Athanasopoulou

Assistant Professor

email: angeliki.athanasopou@ucalgary.ca
website: https://profiles.ucalgary.ca/angeliki-athanasopoulou 

Research areas: Phonology, Phonetics, First (child) Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Experimental Methods, Typology


Mir Ushmum Alam

Ph.D. Student

M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka, 2022
M.A., Linguistics, University of Dhaka, 2018

email: ushmum.alam@ucalgary.ca 

Thesis: Acquisition of Bengali phonology


Anika Rogalski

Lab Manager 

B.A., Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2023

email: anika.rogalski1@ucalgary.ca


Celeste Olson

B.A. Student, Linguistics and Psychology

email: celeste.olson@ucalgary.ca


Alyssa Sung

B.A. Student, Linguistics

email: alyssa.sung@ucalgary.ca 


Kim Abeleda

B.A. Student, Linguistics

email: kim.abeleda@ucalgary.ca 

Semantic and Pragmatic Development Group

Dr. Dimitrios Skordos

Dr. Dimitrios Skordos

Associate Professor

email: dimitrios.skordos@ucalgary.ca
website: https://profiles.ucalgary.ca/dimitrios-skordos 

Research areas: Acquisition of Semantics and Pragmatics, Language and Cognition


Dr. Mathieu Paillé

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D., Linguistics, McGill 2022

email: mathieu.paille@ucalgary.ca

Research areas: Formal Semantics, Syntax


Cheryl Iwanchuk

M.A. Student

B.A. (Honours), Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2022

email: cheryl.iwanchuk@ucalgary.ca


Rowan Sali

B.A. (Honours) Student, Linguistics

email: rowan.sali@ucalgary.ca


Lab Alumni



Summer Abdalla - M.A., Linguistics

Thesis: Perception and production of a quantity-sensitive stress system in adults and children: The case of Levantine Arabic in Canada

Currently working at POD Marketing


Madeline MacLean - B.A. (Honours), Linguistics

Thesis: Context and affective prosody in language perception


Shannon Bierman - B.A., Linguistics (PURE project)



Cheman Baira A'Gitok Sangma - M.A., Linguistics

Thesis: Non-convergence of pitch and duration: Word-prosody of Garo

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Linguistics at McGill University


Amy Sun - B.A. (Honours), Linguistics



Jomanna Sleiman - B.A., Linguistics (PURE project)

Currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta



Raina Schneider - B.A. (Honours), Linguistics