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Prof. Irina A. Schirova, Head of the English Philology Department
Prof. Alla G. Gurochkina 
Prof. Irina A. Kargapolova 
Prof. Victoria Yu.Kleymenova
Yulia V. Sergaeva, Associate Professor
Azella N. Rezanova (Piyagai), Associate Professor

Irina Aleksandrovna Schirova

Prof. Schirova I.A.

Head of the Department of English Philology
Doctor of Philology, Professor

Qualifications / Education
Kuybishev State Pedagogical Institute, Diploma with Honours (Teaching English (Major) and French (Minor) as foreign languages, 1976)
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. Candidate of Philology (1992), Doctor of Philology (2001).

Research Interests
general issues of text and interpretation, philosophy of language and literature, text linguistics, stylistics, literary semantics, text typology, Modern British and American literature

Courses
- Text Interpretation: approaches, problems and possible solutions
- Text Linguistics: traditional areas and modern views
- Acceptability as a standard of textuality in different text types
- The Twentieth-Century British and American psychological prose
- Text in modern research paradigms
- The basics of research in Philology
- Literary Semantics
- Basics of philological analysis of texts

Professional Activities and Memberships
- Chair of the University Academic Council “Germanic and Roman Language Studies”
- member of the Dissertation Board (The committee for the Doctor of Philology Degree) at Herzen State Pedagogical University;
- member of RALC (The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association), PALA (Poetics and Linguistics Association), IALS (International Association of Literary Semantics), IATEFL (The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), SPELTA (St.Petersburg English Language Teachers’ Association);
- editor in chief of the academic journal “Studia Linguistica”
- supervisor of the monthly seminar for post-graduate students “Modern Strategies of Text Analysis”

Representative Publications

In Russian:
Modeling of Cognitive Processes in the Twentieth-Century British and American Psychological Prose. Saint Petersburg, 2000.
Psychological Text: detail and image. Saint Petersburg, 2003.
Text and Interpretation: views, concepts, and schools. Saint Petersburg, 2005 (with Z.Turaeva as a co-author)
Text in Modern Research Paradigms. Saint Petersburg, 2006 (with E. Goncharova as a co-author)
Multidimensionality of Text: Understanding and Interpreting. Saint Petersburg, 2007 (with E. Goncharova as a co-author)
Man as the Measure of Humanities and Text \\ STYLE № 7, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, 2008 Р. 197-211.
On the Problem of complexity: oppositions in the system of characters as a means of defining the author’s viewpoint // STYLE № 8. Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, 2009. P. 155-165

In English:
How to Analyze Fiction. Saint Petersburg, 2008.

Prof. Schirova’s plenary talk at the international conference in Minsk, Belarus Editing materials for the site ‘Prof. Schirova’s seminar for post-graduate students’

Alla Georgievna Gurochkina

Гурочкина Алла Георгиевна

Honoured Worker of the Ministry of Education of Russian Federation,
Honorary Professor of Herzen State Pedagogical University
Candidate of Philology,
Professor of the Department of English Philology

Qualifications / Education
Leningrad State University, Diploma (Major in English Philology)
Leningrad State University, Candidate of Philology degree (1975)

Research Interests
English language history, Old Germanic languages, pragmalinguistics, language policy and discourse analysis, interpersonal communication, cognitive semantics

Courses
- English Language History
- Introduction to Germanic Philology
- Pragmasemantics and Communication Theory
- Linguistic, Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Communication

Professional Activities and Memberships
- Academic Secretary of the Dissertation Board (The committee for the Doctor of Philology Degree) at Herzen State Pedagogical University;
- member of the University Academic Council «Germanic and Roman Language Studies»
- member of RALC (The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association)

Representative Publications

In Russian:
Communication Theory: A Pragmatic Aspect. St.Petersburg, 2003.
Cognitive and Pragmasemantic Characteristics of Linguistic Units in Discourse. St.Petersburg, 2005.
Metalanguage, Metacommunication, Metatext (concerning extention). Cognitive Linguistic Studies. Moscow, 2009

In English:
The Semantics of the Old English Verb habban. Semantic, Lexical, Pragmatic and Cultural Studies of Old English and Anglo-Saxon. England/ Helsinki, 2002;
The Role of Non-verbal communication in Discourse. 5th International Congress of the International Society of Applied Linguistics and Psycholinguistics (ISAPL), University of Caen, France, 2005;
Argumentative Discourse of Parliamentary Debate. Respectus Philologicus No.7 (12) Vilniaus, 2007.

Prof. Gurochkina’s plenary talk at the international conference hosted by Russian Academy of Science, Moscow at the international conference in Minsk, Belarus

Yulia Vladimirovna Sergaeva

Yulia V. Sergaeva

Candidate of Philology degree,
Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology

Qualifications / Education
Omsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Diploma (Teaching English and German as Foreign Languages), 1985
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Candidate of Philology degree (1998),
Doctoral student since 2007.

Research Interests
lexical semantics, lexical creativity, English grammar theory, name studies, media studies

Courses
- English Grammar Theory
- English lexicology
- Current Issues in Lexical Semantics
- Lexical, Pragmatic and Semantic Aspects of Media Discourse
- Creativity and Linguistic Identity

Professional Activities and Memberships
- co-editor of the academic journal “Studia Linguistica”
- member of of the University Academic Council “Germanic and Roman Language Studies”
- council member of SPELTA (St.Petersburg English Language Teachers’ Association);
- member of IATEFL (The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.), PALA (Poetics and Linguistics Association), IALS (International Association of Literary Semantics), EUROCALL (European organization of Computer-Assisted Language Learning);
- web-site administrator

Representative Publications

In Russian:
Russian Names in American Naming Practices. Studia Linguistica № 14. Saint Petersburg, 2005
Linguistic and cognitive models of J.Joyce’s creativity. Vestnik LGU (LGU Herald), 2008.
English Group Names: The Problem of Optimal Nomination. Vestnik LGU (LGU Herald), 2009
Creative Name Giving in American and Russian Cultures. Russia and the West: the Dialogue of Cultures, Moscow State University, 2010

In English:
Focus on the Press. Saint Petersburg. 2006
Critical Thinking in Media Education, SPELTA Newsletter № 30, March, 2006
The Word Games We Play with Collective Nouns. SPELTA Newsletter № 39, November, 2008
The Art of Word Creation in the Digital Age. Proceedings of 2010 Doctoral Forum, Boston, 2010
Semantic, Cultural and Didactic Aspects of Web-based Lexical Creativity. Proceedings of the International Conference “Teaching ESP and Translation to University Students”, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow 2010

Yulia Sergaeva at TESOL Doctoral Forum, Boston, USA with Prof.Arkhipov at the finals Giving a presentation on the media, Padua university, Italy

Victoria Yurjevna Kleymenova

kleymenova

 

   Doctor of Philology, Professor

   Professor of the Department of English Philology

   Qualifications / Education
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Candidate of Philology     degree,
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Doctor of Philology degree 

   Research Interests
Lexical semantics, stylistics, text linguistics, text interpretation, Modern    British and American literature

   Courses

  • Modern British Literature
  • Modern American Literature
  • Analytical Reading
  • Lexicology

Azella Nikolaevna Rezanova

‘Azella N. Rezanova

Candidate of Philology,
Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology

Qualifications / Education
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Diploma with Honors (Teaching English (Major) and Chinese (Minor) as Foreign Languages), 2005
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Candidate of Philology degree (2008),

Research Interests
Pragmatics, language policy, semantics, lexicology, English language history

Courses
- English Grammar Theory
- English lexicology
- English Language History
- Word Play and Manipulation In Modern English Discourse

Professional Activities and Memberships
- coordinator of grant activities

At the Department’s meeting Azella N. Rezanova with her graduate student A. Rezanova at the seminar

Irina Aleksandrovna Kargapolova

Doctor of Philology, Kargapolova I.A.

Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology

Qualifications / Education

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Candidate of Philology degree
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Doctor of Philology degree

Research Interests
cognitive linguistics, philosophy of language, sociolinguistics, language typology, theory of humour, pragmatics

Courses
- English Language History
- English Grammar Theory
- History of Language studies
- Social typology of language