Yelena L. Yerznkyan
Biography
Education
1975 - 1979: Moscow State Linguistic University, post-graduate course
1970 - 1975: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philology, English Language Department
1968 - 1972: Yerevan Musical College after Romanos Melikyan (piano)
1960 - 1970: Yerevan Secondary School after A. P. Chekhov

Academic degrees and titles
1979: PhD in Philology, Moscow State Linguistic University
2012: Doctor in Philology, Yerevan State University
1982: Associate professor
2008: Professor

Professional experience
Since 1993: Head of Chair of the English Language N 2, Yerevan State University
Since 2008: Professor, Chair of English Philology, Yerevan State University
1982 - 1993: Associate Professor, Chair of Foreign Languages, Yerevan State University
1979 - 1982: Lecturer, Chair of Foreign Languages, Yerevan State University
2004 - 2009: RA Ministry of Education and Science, Center for Education Projects and World Bank “Education Quality and Relevance” Project - Coordinator of a number of English language subject groups (design of sample tests for school-leaving and university admission exams, secondary school standards, new syllabus design and assessment criteria development, in-service teacher training, etc.)
2002 - 2008: Coordinator of PELTS (Project for English Language Testing in Schools) co-joint RA National Institute of Education and the British Council/ Armenia project; Trainer of the “Assessor training course” of PELTS project
1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010: Head of Subject Evaluation Committee, Textbooks for the World Bank Tender “Textbooks of Armenia”
1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009: Head of the State Board for the English Language Higher School Admission Exams

Other Professional Activities
Since 2012: Expert at the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (ANQA)
Since 2007: Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Journal “Foreign Languages in Armenia”
Since 1995: Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Journal “Foreign Languages in Higher Education”
1982–1991: Editor-in-Chief, Journal “Foreign Languages. Foreign Literature”

In-Service Training
Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages after Moris Torez (1985, 1990), Manchester University, the United Kingdom of Great Britain (1986), Moscow State Linguistic University (1991), Lancaster University, the United Kingdom of Great Britain (2002), American University of Armenia (2003), Nagoya University, Japan (2003), Lancaster University, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007)

Academic Courses Taught and Research Experience
English for Special Purposes, Academic English (theory and practice), Lexicology, Semasiology, Lexicography, Cognitive Semantics, Linguostylistics, Language Transfer, Assessment and Testing
Guidance and supervision of BA, MA and PhD researches and Doctorates.

PhD (Candidate) and Doctoral researches supervision to:
  • Linguo-cognitive modelling of the economic event (defended in 2017).
  • “Implicitness in Dialogue in English” (defended in 2014).
  • “The Category of Semantic Negation and Means of its Expression in Modern English” (defended in 2014).
  • “The Category of Intensification in Modern English: Semantic and Functional Perspective” (defended in 2013).
  • “The Category of Temporal Relativity in Modern English and Spanish” (defended in 2007).
  • “English Business Letter Writing: Linguostylistic and Functional Perspective” (defended in 2006).
  • “Pragma-semantic Value of the Category of Politeness in Modern English” (defended in 2006).
  • “Broad-Meaning Nouns in English: Semantic and Functional Perspective” (defended in 2006).
  • “Lexical Means of Expressing Movement in Modern English” (defended in 2001).
  • “A Contrastive Study of the English and Armenian Verb Tense Forms in the Indicative Mood: Semantic and Functional Perspective'' (defended in 1992).
  • “The Category of Temporal Deixis in English and Armenian” (defended in 1991).


    Scope of professional interests
    Pragmasemantics, Cognitive Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, English for Special Purposes, Assessment, Measurement and Testing

    Professional membership
    2006 - 2011: Member of YSU Scientific Council
    Since 2005: Academic Secretary of the Research Council for awarding scientific degrees in Romance and Germanic Languages
    Since 2005: Member of LATEUM (Linguistic Association of the Teachers of English at the University of Moscow – a Member Association of IATEFL - the European Society for the Study of English)
    Since 2005: Vice-President of AASE (Armenian Association for the Study of English – a Member Association of the European Society for the Study of English)
    Since 2000: Member of the English Language Methodological Council of the Ministry of Education and Science, RA.
    1998 - 2012: Member of YSU Journalism Faculty Council
    1994 - 2005: Member of the Research Council for awarding scientific degrees in Romance and Germanic Languages
    Since 1999: Member of the Foreign Language Methodology Council of RA Ministry of Education and Science
    Since 1991: Member of YSU Romance and Germanic Philology Faculty Council
    1982 - 1991: Academic Secretary of the English Language Methodological Council of the Ministry of Education, Arm SSR

    Supervision of Research Projects
    2005 - 2007: The Study of Language Transfer in Armenia at High School Level
    2008 - 2010: Dialogue: intercultural approach

    Presentations at Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables
    RA, Russia, Great Britain , Luxembourg, France, Japan, Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia, Malta, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Czechia

    Awards
    YSU Commemorative Silver Medal (1999)
    RA Ministry of Education and Science Diploma of Honour
    YSU Certificate of Honour (1985, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2011)
    YSU Commemorative Gold Medal (2009)
    “Fridtjof Nansen” Gold Medal (2010)

    Languages
    English, Russian, German

    yerznkyan@ysu.am
  • Yelena L. Yerznkyan

    Head of Chair | Faculty of European Languages and Communication - Second Department of English Language
     
     

    Book

    Е. Л. Ерзинкян

    Лингвистическая категория вежливости: семантика и прагматика | Изд. ЕГУ. 2018, 410 с.

    Е. Л. Ерзинкян

    Дейксис слова: семантика и прагматика | Ереван, Изд. ЕГУ, 2013, 480 с.

    Y. Yerznkyan , M. Voskanyan , L. Barseghyan

    The Basics of Business English | Yerevan, Yerevan State University Press, 2012

    Y. Yerznkyan, S. Mkrtchyan

    Preparation Tests - English | “Antares”, Windsor (UK)-Yerevan-Paris, 2010

    Y. Yerznkyan , A. Abrahamyan , G. Melik-Bakhshyan , N. Avagyan , N. Mnatsakanyan , A. Gevorgyan

    On Democracy in English | ԵՊՀ հրատարակչություն, Երևան, 2010, 3-րդ հրատ.` փոփոխ. և լրաց., 286 էջ |
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    Article

    Елена Ерзинкян

    Личные местоимения как индикаторы социальных отношений | Օտար լեզուները բարձրագույն դպրոցում, 2018, 1(24), էջ 153-159 |

    Yelena Yerznkyan, Diana Movsisyan

    Հասկացումը զգայությունների համատեքստում | «Բանբեր Երևանի համալսարանի. Բանասիրություն», 2018 № 2 (26), էջ 52-63 |

    Елена Ерзинкян

    К вопросу о статусе местоимений как самостоятельной части речи | Օտար լեզուները բարձրագույն դպրոցում, 2017, 2(23), էջ 206-212 |

    Yerznkyan Ye., Harutyunyan L.

    Analyzing event-denoting words through cognitive metonymy | Ахмановские Чтения - 2016, 2017, стр. 81-87

    Елена Ерзинкян

    К вопросу об особенностях местоименной семантики: когнитивно-прагматический аспект | Օտար լեզուները բարձրագույն դպրոցում: 2017թ․, 1 (22), 166-173 էջ, Հայաստան |
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    Thesis

    Yelena Yerznkyan, Susanna Chalabyan, Lusine Harutyunyan

    Cognitive Metonymy as the Main Function of Event-Denoting Words (based on the material of business news) | The 14th ESSE Conference. 2018, 133-134 pp. |

    Yelena Yerznkyan, Tatev Gyurjyan

    Monolingual English and Armenian Dictionaries: Structural, Semantic and Pragmatic Perspectives | The 5th International Symposium on History of English Lexicography and Lexicology (HEL-LEX5). 2017, p. 52-53 |

    Yelena Yerznkyan, Susanna Chalabyan

    On the Idiomatic Usage of Deictic Verbs | The 13th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE – 2016). 2016, p. 78 |

    Ելենա Երզնկյան, Դիանա Մովսիսյան

    Հասկացումն ուղղահայաց շարժման դիտանկյունից | Ժամանակակից լեզվաբանությունը միջգիտակարգայության լույսի ներքո: 2016, էջ 34-35 |

    Elena Yerznkyan

    Категория дейксиса в прагмалингвистическом аспекте | Research and Practice in Multidisciplinary Discourse, 2015, p. 9
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