GREEK LINGUISTS

1. ALEXARCHUS or ALEXARCH

Alexarchus or Alexarch was an ancient Macedonian scholar and officer, son of Antipater and brother of Cassander who was the King of Macedonia (305–297 BC).  Alexarchus lived around 350 to 290 BC.He is mentioned as the founder of a utopian town called Uranopolis, in Chalcidice.  He re he is said to have introduced a number of neologisms.

Image    Chalcidice, Greece

  • NOTE:

A neologism {from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning “new”, and λόγος (lógos)} means a new term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.

2. GEORGIOS BABINIOTIS

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Georgios Babiniotis was born in Athens, in 1939. He graduated from the 9th Boys’ Gymnasium of Athens and then he studied philology at the Philological School of Athens. In 1962 he earned his degree, and he took more studies in Greece and Germany.. Before his 35th birthday, he became a full professorof linguistics at the Philology School of Athens University.

Repeatedly he has been elected Dean of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens (1978-79 and 1981-83) and Chairman of the Department of Philology (1991-95 and 1997 to this day).

He is also president of the Arsakeio-Tositsas Schools Educational Society, president of the management council of the Greek Civilization Foundation and president of the Athens Linguistics Society. In 2009 he was assigned manager of the Council of Primary and Secondary Educationand he works on the changes of the examinations system in Greek secondary schools that allow students to undertake tertiary education.

He manages the Lexicology Centre which in 1998 published the Dictionary of Modern Greek which has also come to be known as the “Babiniotis dictionary”.

On 7 March 2012, he was appointed Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs.

Class B3 , 19th High School of Patras

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