Dr Sviatlana Karpava is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics/TESOL and Linguistics Section Coordinator at the Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus, Co-coordinator of the Testing, Teaching and Translation Lab, Co-Director of the Discourse, Context and Society (DISCONSO). She received her PhD from the University of Cyprus. She is the Principal Investigator of the two internally funded (University of Cyprus) research projects: MIGDISCY- Migration, Discourse, Cyprus and Heritage Language Maintenance, Variation, and Change. Dr Karpava is the author of the book: Vulnerable Domains for Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Acquisition of Greek (Peter Lang, 2015) and the editor of the Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching (IGI Global, 2022). She has presented her research at numerous international conferences and published her research work in various peer-reviewed journals. Her area of research is applied linguistics, second/third language acquisition, bilingualism, multilingualism, sociolinguistics, teaching and education.