Elvirina P. Vassilyeva

Elvirina Vassilyeva
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 Degrees and Honours

Candidate in Philology; equivalent of American Ph.D.
Associate Professor




Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg) University, the English Department of the Philological Faculty. Diploma of graduation (1970).
Defended my thesis (1976) and received candidate’s degree in philology.
In 1985 I was on a four-month study tour in Great Britain in Leeds and “recharged my academic batteries” considerably.

At present I am an assistant professor at the English Department of Samara State University, where I began my teaching career in 1975. For over 20 years I have also been the assistant dean of the Philological Faculty in research work.

A member of TESOL and in 2000-2001 was a reviewer of language-teaching projects at the Open Society Institute, the Volga Humanitarian Foundation.

Professional Interests.

Personal interests in philology are concentrated on History of English and Syntax of Colloquial English (diachronic aspect).

Publications and Conferences

I have published 98 articles, theses, abstracts and manuals. Some of the theses of those works were delivered at International and All-Russian conferences held in Saint-Petersburg, Leeds (Great Britain), Perm, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, etc.
The latest publication is the article “The Middle English Language processes Viewed from the Principles of Synergetics” pp. 31-37 in “Kommunikativno-kognitivnye aspekty lingvisticheskikh issledovanij v germanskikh yazykakh” (Communicative and Cognitive Aspects of Research in Germanic Languages/ Collected Papers. - Samara: Samara University, 2008.

Courses Taught

My teaching duties include lecturing on History of the English Language, Theoretical Aspects of English Grammar, Principles of Research Work in Philology; I am also a research advisor to students while they are writing their annual and graduate essays.


In 1985 I was awarded a Diploma by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation for a high quality of students’ research papers written under my guidance.

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