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Dr. Irina Pievskaya

E-mail: ipievskayahh@gmail.com

Academic Profile

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

EDUCATION

2001–2006 Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics, Department of Romance and Germanic Philology, Chair of English Philology; Chair of Theoretical Linguistics, Voronezh State University
Dissertation Title: Systemic Relationships of the Religious Discourse (based on the English (King James) and the Russian (Synodal) Versions of the Book of Psalms)
Academic Advisor: Prof. Sergey S. Berkner, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar, Voronezh State University, Voronezh State Pedagogical University
1994–1999 Teacher of English and German as a Second Language (with honors), English Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Voronezh State Pedagogical University
1994–1998 B.A. in Education (with honors), English Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Voronezh State Pedagogical University

Research Interests

My current research centers on cognitive and verbal impact as well as various means of intensive speech effects on the recipient, including speech manipulations in various discourse types (political, advertisement, PR, judicial, religious, personal, artistic speech, etc.).


FIELDS OF RESEARCH

  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Textual Linguistics
  • Stylistics
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Pragmatic Linguistics
  • Communication Theory
  • Theory of Translation

Key Publications

LIST OF RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Persuasiveness in the context of the artistic discourse (based on the psycholinguistic approach) // Society and Economic Thought in XXI Century: Ways of Development and Innovations: Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practice Conference held on April 25–27, 2013. — Part 2. — Published by: Publishing and Polygraphic Center Nauchnaya Kniga, Voronezh, 2013. — P. 281–285 (proceedings).
  2. Structure and some means of verbalizing persuasion in the Book of Proverbs (based on the English and Russian translations) // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2013. — P. 61–72 (article).
  3. Verbal mythologization as a persuasive strategy in the religious discourse // Synchrony and Diachrony: Modern Paradigms and Contemporary Concepts: Proceedings of the International Scientific School (Voronezh Institute of High Technologies, June 8–9, 2012). — Published by: Publishing and Polygraphic Center Nauchnaya Kniga, Voronezh, 2012. — P. 59–61 (proceedings).
  4. Suggestive potential and means of its linguistic presentation in the religious discourse // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2012. — P. 15–20 (article).
  5. Implicit synecdoches as linguocognitive means of manipulation in the advertising discourse (based on English and Russian slogans) // Methodological and Linguistic Issues of Foreign Language Pedagogy: Interacademic Collection of Scientific and Methodological Papers. — Issue 13. — Published by: VAIU (Voronezh Aviation Engineering University), 2012. — P. 167–173 (article).
  6. Somatic synecdoche marking the relationships of the key participants of the religious discourse (based on the poetic books of the Bible) // Modern Foreign Languages: Problems of Functioning and Teaching: Proceedings of II International Scientific and Practical Conference held in Mozyr on October 7, 2011. — Published by: UO MGPU named after I. P. Shamyakin, 2011; ed. by V. N. Sergey (Belarus). — P. 130–133 (proceedings).
  7. Biblical rhythm as a means of producing communicative effect in the religious discourse // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2011. — P. 38–45 (article).
  8. Some linguocognitive means of speech manipulation in the religious discourse // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2010. — P.42–49 (article).
  9. Linguocognitive and verbal-semantic methods of representing an individual as a client of the religious discourse (based upon the Old Testament) // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2009. — P. 74–78 (article).
  10. Concerning the role of topical glossaries as a means of building the verbal-semantic level of a ‘secondary language personality’ (by the example of teaching ESL for history students) // Foreign Language for Professional Purposes: Description, Methodology: Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the English and German Departments of Voronezh State University, held on December 3–4, 2009. — Published by: Istoki, 2009. — P. 30–31 (proceedings).
  11. System-forming strategies of the religious discourse (reconstructed on the text of the Book of Psalms) // Problems of Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages: Collection of Research Papers. — Published by: Istoki, Voronezh, 2008. — P. 59–67 (article).
  12. Systemically relevant factors of the religious discourse as an institutional variety // National and Cultural Peculiarities of Discourse: Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference held on April 9–10, 2008. — Published by: ANO MEC VILEC, Voronezh, 2008. — P. 88–91 (proceedings).
  13. King David’s language personality in the context of the theodiscourse (reconstructed on the basis of the Book of Psalms) // Language Personality: Problems of Status and Formation: Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference held on April 12–13, 2007. — Published by: ANO MEC VILEC, Voronezh, 2007. — P. 138–141 (proceedings).
  14. Concerning the discourse typology in the contemporary linguistic paradigm // Territory of Science: Multidisciplinary Scientific and Practical Journal, No. 1 (2). — Published by: Nauchnaya Kniga, 2007. — P. 107–111 (article, peer-reviewed).
  15. Scriptural texts as the basic layer of the genre span in the theodiscourse // Topical Issues of Liberal Arts in the Research Studies of Young Scientists and Graduate Students: Proceedings of the Interacademic Scientific and Practical Conference held on March 16, 2007. — Published by: ANO MEC VILEC, Voronezh, 2007. — P. 163–166 (proceedings).
  16. Types and methods of verbalizing the goals, values and norms in the Old Testament discourse // Topical Issues of Liberal Arts in the Research Studies of Young Scientists and Graduate Students: Proceedings of the Interacademic Scientific and Practical Conference held on March 31, 2006. — Published by: VILEC, Voronezh, 2006. — P. 20–25 (proceedings).
  17. Stylistic, linguistic, and translation peculiarities of theonyms (based on the Book of Psalms) // Proceedings of Voronezh State University. Series: Linguistics and Intercultural Communication: Scientific Journal. — Issue No. 2. — Published by: Voronezh State University, 2005. — P. 108–111 (article, peer-reviewed).
  18. Specifics of the imagery representation of the “righteous” concept in the Book of Psalms (based on the English and Russian translations of the Book of Psalms) // Linguistic Foundations of Intercultural Communication: Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference held on December 1–2, 2005. — Published by: Nizhegorodsky State Linguistic University named after N. A. Dobrolyubov, Nizhny Novgorod, 2005. — P. 227–279 (proceedings).
  19. Sustained metaphor as a means of representation of the “God” concept in the biblical poetry (based upon the English and Russian translations of the Book of Psalms) // Educational Technologies: Scientific and Technical Journal. No. 1 (15). — Published by: Nauchnaya Kniga, Voronezh, 2005. — P. 150–153 (article, peer-reviewed).
  20. Normative-axiological aspect of the Judaic (Old Testament) discourse // Educational Technologies: Scientific and Technical Journal. — No. 1 (15). — Published by: Nauchnaya Kniga, Voronezh, 2005. — P. 147–150 (article, peer-reviewed).
  21. Major characteristics and means of linguistic representation of the ‘chronotopos’ in the religious discourse (based on the English and Russian translations of the Book of Psalms) // Modern Methods of Training of Specialists and Development of Aviation Ground Support Systems. Part III: Proceedings of the Interacademic Scientific and Practical Conference (held on October 26–27, 2007). — Published by: VVVAIU (VI), Voronezh, 2005. — P. 600–603 (proceedings).
  22. Some techniques of creating metaphorical comicality in language // Educational Technologies: Scientific and Technical Journal. No. 1 (14). — Published by: Nauchnaya Kniga, Voronezh, 2005. — P. 157–159 (article, peer-reviewed).
  23. Parallelism as a metric and euphonic style-forming parameter of the Ancient Hebrew poetry (based on the Book of Psalms) // Proceedings of Scientific Session in VILEC–2004. — Published by: MEE VILEC, Voronezh, 2004. — P. 177–179 (proceedings).
  24. Biblical metonymy as a means of highlighting typified features of a described phenomenon (based on the Book of Psalms) // Educational Technologies: Interacademic Collection of Scientific Papers. — Published by: Tsentralno-Chernozemnoye Knizhnoye Izdatelstvo, Voronezh, 2002. — Issue 9. — P. 108–113 (article).

STUDY GUIDES

  1. Early Middle Ages. Study guide for 1-/2-year students majoring in History (in English). — Voronezh, Publishing and Polygraphic Center of Voronezh State University, 2012 (co-authored by E. N. Vereshchagina). — 52 pages.
  2. English-Speaking Countries. Part I. Great Britain, USA, Ireland. Study guide for 1-year BA students (Arts and Humanities) (in English). — Voronezh, Publishing and Polygraphic Center of Voronezh State University, 2011 (co-authored by E. N. Vereshchagina, I. V. Fomina). — 22 pages.
  3. My Future Profession. Social Sciences. Study guide for 2-year students majoring in Sociology (in English). — Voronezh, Publishing and Polygraphic Center of Voronezh State University, 2011 (co-authored by E. N. Vereshchagina, I. V. Fomina). — 26 pages.

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