About me

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Hi! My name is Notis (Panagiotis) Toufexis (Νότης Τουφεξής); I was until 2004  a research associate for the Grammar of Medieval Greek project at the University of Cambridge. I am co-authoring a new reference grammar of Medieval Greek (1100-1700); the grammar will be published by Cambridge University Press.

I studied Classics at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki but converted to Medieval Studies for my PhD at the University of Hamburg. I received my linguistic training working for 5 years at the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism of the University of Hamburg.

I  am a  medievalist with linguistic interests and a strong focus on digital humanities.

My research interests include:

  • The sociolinguistics of Medieval and Early Modern Greek diglossia
  • The long road towards a standard: From Medieval to Standard Modern Greek
  • Electronic editions of Medieval and Early Modern Greek texts
  • History of Reading

I hope you will find here something useful. You can download my papers from box.com here below. Please contact me or leave a comment, if you download a paper or simply want to get in touch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Kountouris/1496977536 John Kountouris


    I just discovered you site and it's fantastic. The reason I stumbles across it is because I as a Greek/Greek-American (born in the US) have a fervent desire for my Hellenic heritage to keep it, preserve it and teach it to all those who love Hellenism. I have been studying, researching and discovering the riches of the Greek language, from it's proto forms to the present day, for many years. I also have been studying the history of Greece for a long time, along with modern history and all its political, social and cultural developments. I have visited Hellas many times and have become a subject of it too. I am also deeply involved with the Faith, too, studying the history of the Church from day one till now.

    I would like to apply my knowledge of Greek and Greece–and its extensive–to the academic setting, but I was wondering if you could help me out. I know so much and I feel like it's time to start applying this knowledge. Many have told me that I should become a professor in these fields and I feel this is definitely a calling.

    What I need is to find a good program where I can start on a good program to obtain a Masters in either Modern, Ancient, Byzantine, or all of the above, Greek. Also, I would like to include history as well. I have researched before on the net for a good school, but I am confused and the search is hard.

    Can you recommend any programs out there in these fields? I actually have studied intensively the subjects you specialize in, especially the Diglossia. All of this work on my own because this is my life's passion.

    I would really appreciate any advice!

    John Kountouris