List of Contributors, Vol. 6, No. 1
David R. Andrews (Guest Editor) is a Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages at Georgetown University, where he has been teaching all levels of the Russian language as well as courses in synchronic and diachronic linguistics since 1989. His scholarly specializations are contemporary Russian socio- and psycholinguistics, with a particular focus on migr Russian and on standard versus nonstandard speech forms. In those areas he has published numerous articles and a monograph entitled Sociocultural Perspectives on Language Change in Diaspora: Soviet Immigrants in the United States (1999, John Benjamins).
Natasha Anthony is an International Language Laboratory Director at Hudson Valley Community College, NY and a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Albany. She has taught all levels of Russian both face-to-face and online at various colleges. Her other specialty is teaching faculty development courses, workshops, and graduate courses on the use of technologies in teaching practice. She has participated in a number of publications concerning different aspects of the use of technologies in teaching foreign languages. The articles she co-authored appeared in such journals as CALICO, CALL, TESOL Quarterly, System, Journal of Educational Technology Systems, etc.
Ludmila Isurin, Assistant Professor at the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University, earned her Ph.D. in psycholinguistics/SLA at Louisiana State University in 1999. Her primary interests are first language attrition, code-switching in bilinguals, language transfer, an interconnection of language, culture, and cognition. Her current book project, Russian Diaspora: Language and Identity, examines the linguistic effects of emigration on Russian Jews and non-Jews to the United States, Germany, Israel, and Australia.
Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan is an Assistant Professor in Russian at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of New Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from the Ohio State University (2005). Her research interests include morphosyntax, semantics, and pragmatics of Slavic languages, Old Church Slavonic, and heritage speakers.
Donald Loewen is Associate Professor of Russian at Binghamton University (SUNY). He has recently published articles on the prose autobiographies of Russian poets in Canadian Slavonic Papers, The Russian Review, and The Slavic and East European Journal. His new book, The Most Dangerous Art: Poetry, Politics and Autobiography After the Russian Revolution, has just been released by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield).
Carla Meskill is Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany, State University of New York. Her key interests are in the design and research of technologies as they support language education, topics on which she has published widely.
Maria Polinsky is a professor of linguistics at
Ekaterina Protassova is a lecturer in the Department of Slavonic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and a visiting professor in the Narva College at the University of Tartu, Estonia, as well as an expert for bilingual programs in Moscow, Russia and in different international projects. She teaches courses in Russian language, applied linguistics, and intercultural pedagogy. Her research interests include Russian language acquisition and use by mono- and bilinguals.
Natalia Romanova is a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland and Faculty Research Assistant at the National Foreign Language Center. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, acquisition of morphosyntax, advanced language learning and heritage language acquisition.