Faculty Profile: Myrto Grigoroglou

Myrto Grigoroglou

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program at University College

Myrto Grigoroglou.Myrto Grigoroglou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program at University College.

Her research focuses on the study of meaning. Using theoretical tools and experimental methodologies from linguistics, cognitive and developmental psychology, she studies how children acquire meaning in their native language, and how children and adults use language in communication. Her work also looks into how linguistic meaning interacts with non-linguistic cognition (e.g., social and spatial cognition, logical reasoning).

Grigoroglou received a PhD in linguistics and cognitive science at the University of Delaware. Before joining U of T as a faculty member, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Grigoroglou has published research findings in leading developmental psychology and cognitive science journals, such as Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. She has also contributed various articles and book chapters in research encyclopedias and edited volumes in linguistics and psychology, including The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics, The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, and The Oxford Handbook of the Mental Lexicon. She has received several awards for her presentations and research, including a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

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