Chara Vlachaki

Chara Vlachaki

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Research interests

My main research interests fall under the broad umbrella of linguistic pragmatics, that is the study of meaning in context. I'm captivated by beyond-meaning linguistics and how the notion of affect ties with non-propositionality. That being said, my work develops around relevance theory and focuses on the communication of the ineffable in literature, art, and aesthetic experiences. In my thesis, I also explore the influence of neuroaesthetics, ekphrastic poetry, and the meaning of the Parthenon Sculptures. 

The working title of my doctoral thesis is Art, affect, and mind: Inferring the ineffable. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Linguistics: Theory and Applications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

27 Sept 2019Feb 2021

Award Date: 2 Nov 2021

Bachelor, English language and literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

2 Mar 20165 Jul 2019

Award Date: 7 Nov 2019

Bachelor, Classical Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

27 Sept 200528 Feb 2011

Award Date: 11 May 2011


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Relevance Theory
  • affect
  • cognition
  • Communication
  • NB Sculpture
  • Parthenon Marbles


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