Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
Brief description of your activity focus
Childhood bilingualism, code-switching, transference of native and non-native languages, language attrition
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Simultaneous acquisition of Russian and English in monoethnic Russian families: PhD dissertation on three simultaneous Russian-English children (StPetersburg, 2001), two monographs (2000; 2012 - forthcoming); a number of papers in Russia and abroad; presentations at conferences in Russia (1992-2012), the UK (ISB-1, 1997), the USA (Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005; Bloomington, Indiana, 2005), Poland (Warsaw, 2006), Finland (Helsinki, 2008), Montenegro (2010).
Code-switching in children, students and teachers/professors in Russia and the USA: Fulbright Visiting Scholar project (NCSU, Raleigh, 2004-2005), a monograph (2004), a manual on the analysis of bilingual utterances for University students (2004), a number of papers in Russia and abroad, presentations at conferences in Russia (2003-2012), Ireland (Limerick, SS16, 2006), the UK (Stirling, Scotland, 2007), Australia (Melbourne, IPrA, 2009), Lithuania (Vilnius, SLE43, 2010).
Interference (transference) of Russian and English in simultaneous bilingual children, Russian and Amirican students: a number of papers and presentations at conferences in Russia (1992-2012).
Russian language attrition in American Russian children, English language attrition in Russian children in Russia: a number of papers and presentations at conferences in Russia (2005-2012), Spain (Logrono, SLE44, 2011).
Data collection: by audio- and videorecording, interviews, questionnaires, written notes.
Various frameworks for the analysis of different problems (e.g., structural aspects of code switches have been analysed within C.Myers-Scottons Matrix Langauge Frame Model; descriptive and inferential statistics - for quantitative aspects of code switches; etc.).