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 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

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

PhD (Candidate) and Doctoral research supervision to:
“Semantic and Pragmatic Features of Verbs of Understanding in English (in Comparison with Armenian) (defended in 2018).
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 Specific Purposes, Assessment, Measurement and Testing

Professional membership
Since 2020 - Chairperson of the Research Council for awarding scientific degrees in Foreign Languages
2006-2011 - Member of YSU Scientific Council
2005-2019 - 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 (since 2019 Faculty of European Languages and Communication) 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

Other Professional Activities
Since 2012 - Expert at the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (ANQA)
2007-2018 - Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Journal “Foreign Languages in Armenia”, ISSN 1829-4138
Since 1995 - Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Journal “Foreign Languages in Higher Education”, ISSN 1829-2453
1982-1991 - Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Journal “Foreign Languages. Foreign Literature”

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

In-Service Training
Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages after Moris Torez (1985, 1990), Manchester University, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (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)

Awards
YSU Certificate of Honour (1985, 2001, 2006, 2011)
YSU Commemorative Silver Medal (1999, 2009)
YSU Commemorative Gold Medal (2019)
“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

Категория Вежливости В Современной Лингвистике: Основные Направления Исследования | Օտար Լեզուները Բարձրագույն Դպրոցում, 2019, 1(26), 162-172 էջ

Елена Ерзинкян

Модальность Как Средство Смягчения Категоричности Высказывания | Օտար լեզուները բարձրագույն դպրոցում, 2(27), 116-125 էջ

Елена Ерзинкян

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

Yelena Yerznkyan

On The Metaphoric Development Of Deictic Verbs | Օտար Լեզուները Բարձրագույն Դպրոցում, 2018, 2(25), 13-20 էջ

Yelena Yerznkyan

Language Transfer: Cross-Linguistic Influence In Language Learning (With Special Reference To The Armenian Context) | Revista Académica Liletrad, 2018, 4, 325-336 էջ
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Thesis

Yelena Yerznkyan, Diana Movsisyan

The Process of Understanding from Cross-Cultural Perspective | RaAM 2020 Hamar-Norway, 2020, 169 էջ

Yelena Yerznkyan, Diana Movsisyan

Understanding From The Perspective Of Cognitive Metaphor | Researching Metaphor - Cognitive and other, 2019, 146 էջ

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 |
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