Affiliation: Cyprus University of Technology & University of Oslo

Keywords: psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, aphasia, adult neurogenic disorders, language disorders, (morpho)syntactic deficits, morphosyntactic processing, grammatical aspect, time reference, tense, bilingualism, multilingualism, working memory, short-term memory, executive functions, bilingual language control, domain-general cognitive control

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Valantis Fyndanis is Assistant Professor of Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Cyprus University of Technology and Researcher at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo. Prior to these appointments, he held a faculty position in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus), a postdoctoral research fellow position at MultiLing, University of Oslo, and a Marie Curie fellow position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Potsdam. He has also held research and teaching positions in Greece and Italy.

He completed an MA in Applied Linguistics in 2003 and a PhD in Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics in 2009 (both at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). His current work centers around three lines of research: (1) relationship between morphosyntactic processing and cognitive capacities such as short-term memory, working memory and speed of processing; (2) impact of bilingualism/multilingualism on cognitive abilities; and (3) nature of the mechanisms underlying bilingual language control. Currently, Valantis is Principal Investigator on a 4-year FRIPRO grant (“Machine Learning Aphasia”) awarded by the Research Council of Norway.