Ioanna Kappa, currently Professor of Linguistics (Phonology) received her Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg in 1995 (Ph.D. thesis: Silbenphonologie im Deutschen und Neugriechischen) and joined the department of Philology at the University of Crete in 1996. Her research interests focus on phonological theory, phonological acquisition/development, phonology of Greek dialects, interface phonology-morphology and language contact, especially, in those varieties of Greek that have been in long-term contact with Turkish. She has presented her research in Greek and international conferences, she has written two books (in Greek) and has published in journals and peer-reviewed volumes and conference proceedings. She teaches introductory and advanced courses and seminars in phonology and phonological acquisition.