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  • PhD in Linguistics (Syntax). City University of New York, Graduate Center.
  • MA in Anthropology. City University of New York, Hunter College.
  • BA in Economics (with minor in Statistics). Athens University of Economics and Business.


  • Syntactic Theory/Comparative Syntax, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments (autism, aphasias).
TEACHING 2021-2022

• Introduction to Linguistics
• Language Acquisition– Language Development
• Syntactic Structure and Impairments
• Bilingualism and Multilingual Environments
• Language and Mind


  • Terzi, Arhonto (2021) “Synthetic Passives in Early and Impaired Grammar: The View from Greek Reflexive Verbs.” In K. Grohmann, A. Matsuya & E. M. Remberger (eds.) Passives Crosslinguistically: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches.  Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 394-418.
  • Angelopoulos, Nikos, Chris Collins and Arhonto Terzi (2020) ‘Greek and English passives, and the role of by-phrases.’ Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5(1),90. DOI:
  • Terzi, Arhonto, Anthi Zafeiri, Theodoros Marinis & Konstantinos Francis (2019) “Subject and object pronouns of high-functioning children speakers of a null subject language.” Frontiers in Psychology 10:1301. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01301
  • Τερζή, Αρχόντω (2019) ‘Ο αόριστος της Ελληνικής σε δύο μη τυπικές ομάδες φυσικών ομιλητών.’ Στο Γλωσσική Ποικιλία. Μελέτες αφιερωμένες στην Αγγελική Ράλλη. Α. Αρχάκης, Ν. Κουτσούκος, Γ. Ξυδόπουλος & Δ. Παπαζαχαρίου (επιμ.). Αθήνα: Κάπα Εκδοτική, 433-448.
  • Terzi, Arhonto and Vicky Nanousi (2018) “Intervention effects in the relative clauses of agrammatics: the role of gender and case.” Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 3(1), 17.
  • Terzi, Arhonto (2017) “Complex Spatial Expressions.”  In M. Everaert and H. van Riemsdijk (eds.) The Syntax Companion. Blackwell.
  • Terzi, Arhonto and Vina Tsakali (2017) “The contribution of Greek SE in the development of locatives. “ Proceedings of the 12th International Conference in Greek Linguistics, 977-992. Berlin: Edition Romiosini.
  • Nanousi Vicky and Arhonto Terzi (2017) “Non-canonical sentences in agrammatism: the case of Greek Passives.” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference in Greek Linguistics, 773-778. Berlin: Edition Romiosini.
  • Terzi, Arhonto, Anthi Zafeiri, Theodoros Marinis and Konstantinos Francis (2017) “Object Clitics in the Narratives of High-Functioning Children with Autism.”Proceedings of the 41st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 637-650.  Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Petersen, Carolina and Arhonto Terzi (2016) “Hyperraising and locality: a view from Brazilian Portuguese and Greek.”Proceedings of the 50th Chicago Linguistics Society.
  • Terzi, Arhonto, Theodoros Marinis and Konstantinos Francis (2016) “The Interface of Syntax with Pragmatics and Prosody in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.46:2692-2706.
  • Terzi, Arhonto, Theodoros Marinis and Konstantinos Francis (2016) “Syntax and its interfaces at the low and high ends of the autism spectrum. ” In A. M. Di Sciullo (ed.) Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty,195-211. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Τερζή, Αρχόντω (2016) Συγκριτική Σύνταξη και Γλωσσικές Διαταραχές. Εύδοξος: Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα. [ComparativeSyntaxandLanguageImpairments–Textbook, in Greek]
  • Georgiou, Renos, Christos Papatzalas and Arhonto Terzi (2016) “A non-finite period in early Cypriot Greek?  In A. Ralli, N. Koutsoukos & S. Bompolas (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory Conference, 52-62. University of Patras.
  • Terzi, Arhonto and Vina Tsakali (2015) “Does Language Structure affect Acquisition of Spatial Terms?”  In G. Papanastasiou, D. Koutsogiannis & M. Theodoropoulou (eds.) Proceedings ofthe 35th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Department of the University of Thessaloniki, 533-545.University of Thessaloniki.
  • Nchare, Abdoulaye Laziz and Arhonto Terzi (2014) “Licensing Silent Structure: the Spatial Prepositions of Shupamem.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 32: 673-710.
  • Terzi, Arhonto, Theodoros Marinis, Angeliki Kotsopoulou, Konstantinos Francis (2014) “Grammatical Abilities of Greek-Speaking Children with Autism.”Language Acquisition 21: 4-44.