Ioannis Veloudis


Ιοannis Veloudis studied Greek philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation). He continued his studies at the University of Essex (1975-1976, MA in Theoretical Linguistics), and the University of Reading (1979-1982, PhD) always funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. He has lectured semantics in the School of Philosophy since 1977 and, subsequently, in the Department of Linguistics since its foundation, where he has held the position of Professor of General Linguistics from 1997 until 2013.

His research interests are mainly focused on the aspects of epistemic modality. He has published numerous articles and has authored the following introductory texts and books: General Linguistics I. General Characteristics of Language (revised in 2007 – available in electronic form under the department’s website); Elements of Formal Logic and Semantics (published by the university’s printing service - 1994); Negation (Patakis Publications 2005); Meaning in and beyond language (Kritiki Publications 2005); Concerning the semantics of Greek language: Aspects of epistemic modality (Institute of Modern Greek Studies / Manolis Triantaphyllidis’ Foundation 2010), Humble language, Formal logic and Human experience (Nissos Publications 2012).