Seda Gasparyan
Employment
1993 -until now - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Professor, Head of English Philology Department
1991-1993 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Associate Professor
1989-1991 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Senior Researcher
1985-1989 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Assistant Professor
1982-1985 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Teacher of English
1971-1979 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Teacher of English
1967-1971 - Yerevan State University, Romance and Germanic Philology Department, Yerevan, Armenia
Lab. Assistant

Education
1989-1994 - Doctor of Philology Degree (doctor)
Research: “Simile as Explanation in Intellective Prose and a Means of Linguopoetic Creativity in Verbal Art”
Moscow State Lomonosov University, English Language Department, Moscow, Russia
1979-1983 - PhD Degree (candidate)
Research: “The Polyphony of Words in Poetic Similes”
Moscow State Lomonosov University, English Language Department, Moscow, Russia
1963-1968 - Diploma
Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philology, English Philology Department
Yerevan, Armenia
1952-1963 - Certificate
High School after Nar-Dos, Yerevan, Armenia

Courses Taught and Research Experience
Academic English: theory and method, Linguostylistics, Linguopoetics, Functional Stylistics, Text Interpretation, Linguodidactics of Literary Texts,
Guidance and supervision of BA, MA and PhD researches and Doctorates.
PhD (Candidate) research supervisor to:
1. "National Identity in British Linguoculture" (defended in 2011)
2. "The Problem of Equivalence in the English Translation of Movses Khorenatsi's
3. "History of Armenia" (defended in 2010).
4. "A Textological Study of Filmreview" (defended in 2010).
5. “Management of Culture-Bound Elements in Non-Native English Discourse” (defended in 2010).
6. "The Functional-Communicative Value of Literary Critical Texts" (defended in 2009).
7. "Stylistic Devices in the Light of Pragmastylistics" (defended in 2008).
8. "Literary Symbol in the Individual Style of a Writer" (defended in 2007).
9. "The Language and Style of Patent Specification" (defended in 2006).
10. "Literary Allusion as an Object of Hermeneutical Study" (with special reference to H.Jamse’s works) (defended in 2005).
11. "Public Writing as an Object of Functional Study" (defended in 2003).
12. "The Categorization of Emotions in the Process of Learning English" (defended in 2003).
13. "The Cognitive Value of Epithet in the Bible (with special reference to the Gospel according to Saint John)" (defended in 2002).
14. "The Linguostylistic Expression of the Comical in English (with special reference to the works of Bernard Shaw and O’Henry)" (defended in 2001).
15. "The Cultural Aspect of English Phraseological Units as a Problem of Translation" (defended in 2001).
16. "Simile as an Element of the Writer's Individual Style" (defended in 2001).
17. "The Linguopoetics of Metaphor in Verbal Art" (defended in 2000).
18. "The Semantic Aspects of Zoosemic Adjectives in Contemporary English" (defended in 1999).
19. "Synonymy of Temporal Syntactic Constructions in English" (defended in 1996).
Doctorate advisor to:
1. "The Pragmacognitive Aspect of Speech Interaction in English" (defended in 2010).
2. "A Work of Verbal Art and Its Translation as an Object of Overall Philological Study" (defended in 2007).

Supervision of Research Projects
1. "The Interaction of Functional Styles as a Speechological Problem" (2008-2010).
2. "The Linguopoetic Value of Stylistic Devices in Verbal Art" (2005-2007).
3. "Philological Interpretation of Texts" (2002-2004).
4. "ESP: theory and method" (1999-2001).
5. "On the Problem of Understanding Literature" (1995-1998).

Other Professional Activities
1. Organizing international conferences, seminars, round-table discussions on theoretical and practical questions of English Studies and teacher training.
2. Coordinating and orienting the professional work of Anglicists in the Republic within the scope of the activities of the Armenian Association for the Study of English.
3. Providing educational and scientific advice to specialists in the sphere of English Philology.
4. Making efforts to enlarge international contacts and collaboration in the Field of English Studies.

Membership
2009-until now - Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the annual publication “Language and Literature in the Contemporary Paradigm of Scientific Knowledge”.
2006-until now - Editorial Advisory Board Member of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES - Official Journal of the European Society for the Study of English), Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
2005-until now - Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Armenian Folia Anglistika: International Journal of English Studies (Reviewed Academic Journal of the Armenian Association for the Study of English), Yerevan, Lusakn Publishers.
2004-until now - Member of the Editorial Board of Kantegh (Periodical of ANAS – Armenian National Academy of Sciences), Yerevan, Asoghik Publishers.
2003-until now - Board Member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English).
2003-until now - President of ASSE (Armenian Association for the Study of English - Member
Association of the European Society for the Study of English).
2000- until now - Chairperson of the English Language Methodological Council of the Ministry of Education and Science, RA.
1994-until now - Chairperson of the YSU Specialized Research Council of Germanic Languages.
1994-until now - Member of the Academic Council of Yerevan State University.

Awards
1. Commemorative Medal and prize for “The Best Research Work of the Year” awarded by the Armenian World Congress , Union of Russian Armenians and Armenian National Academy of Sciences (2010)
2. For Significant Career Achievements in the Fields of Science and Education
a/ RA Prime Minister’s Commemorative Medal (2009)
b/ Diploma of RA Ministry of Education and Science (2008, 2006, 2004)
c/ YSU Commemorative Gold Medal (2006)
d/ YSU Commemorative Silver Medal (1999)
e/ International “Who is Who” Prize (1998)
Seda Gasparyan