Anna Siyanova

Senior Lecturer School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Courses

Teaching in 2017

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Qualifications

BA(Hons) MA PhD Nottingham

Anna is on Research and Study Leave from 1 December 2015 to 1 July 2016.

Research interests

Anna works in the fields of second language acquisition, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and sociolinguistics.

Anna’s research interests include cognitive and psychological aspects of second language acquisition, bilingualism, learner corpus research, usage-based theories, phraseology, L1 and L2 mental lexicon, vocabulary. More specifically, Anna’s research investigates acquisition, processing, and use of multi-word expressions (idioms, collocations, binomials, lexical bundles, multi-word verbs, speech routines, etc.) in a first and second language.

In addition, Anna researches sociolinguistic aspects of language representation and processing, such as the development and permanence of gender stereotypes ('doctor' is considered to be stereotypically male, while 'nurse' – stereotypically female). To this aim, Anna investigates representation and processing of gender stereotypes using a range of implicit, as well as explicit measures in various age groups (children, adults, and the elderly).

In her research, Anna puts special emphasis on empirical research methodologies and a complementary use of off-line (corpora, questionnaires) and on-line measures (reaction times, eye-tracking, event-related brain potentials (ERPs)).

Publications

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Nation, I.S.P. (forthcoming, 2016). Vocabulary and multi-word expressions in communicative language teaching. In H.P. Widodo, A. Wood, D. Gupta, W. Cheng (Eds.), Asian English Language Classrooms: Where Theory and Practice Meet.  Routledge.

Durrant, P., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2015). Learner corpora and psycholinguistic research. In S. Granger, G. Gilquin, and F. Meunier (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research. Cambridge: CUP.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2015). Collocation in beginner learner writing: A longitudinal study. System, 53: 148-160. doi: 10.1016/j.system.2015.07.003.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Warren, P., Pesciarelli F., and Cacciari, C. (2015). The persistence of gender stereotyping over time: An investigation of school-age children, young and older adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1388. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01388.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Spina, S. (2015). Investigation of native speaker and second language learner intuition of collocation frequency. Language Learning, 65(3), 533-362. doi: 10.1111/lang.12125.

Caffarra, S., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., Vespignani, F., and Cacciari, C. (2015). Is the noun ending a cue to grammatical gender processing? An ERP study on sentences in Italian. Psychophysiology. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12429.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2015). On the 'holistic' nature of formulaic language. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. DOI: 10.1515/cllt-2014-0016.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2014). Working with collocation dictionaries. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary . Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL Inc.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2014). Working with collocations in texts. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary . Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL Inc.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2014). Working with multi-word verbs. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary . Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL Inc.

Lin, P.M.S., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2014). Internet television for L2 learning. In D. Nunan & J. C. Richards (Eds.), Language Learning beyond the Classroom . London: Routledge.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Martinez, R. (2014). The idiom principle revisited. Applied Linguistics. doi: 10.1093/applin/amt054.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2014). Review of Replication Research in Applied Linguistics ed. by Porte, G. Applied Linguistics, 35 (1): 105-109.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2013). Eye-tracking and ERPs in multi-word expression research: A state-of-the-art review of the method and findings. The Mental Lexicon, 8 (2), 245-268.

Roberts, L., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2013).Using eye-tracking to investigate topics in L2 acquisition and L2 sentence and discourse processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 35(2), 213-235.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2012). Review of The Phraseological View of Language ed. by T. Herbst, S. Faulhaber, and P. Uhrig. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 17 (4), 585-592.

Siyanova-Chanturia A., Pesciarelli F., and Cacciari C. (2012). The electrophysiological underpinnings of processing gender stereotypes in language. PLoS ONE, 7(12): e48712.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2012). Review of Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition ed. by A. Mackey and S. Gass. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34 (4), 696-697.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Conklin, K., and van Heuven, W. (2011). Seeing a phrase ‘time and again’ matters: The role of phrasal frequency in the processing of multi-word sequences.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Language, Memory, and Cognition, 37(3), 776-784.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2011). Adding more fuel to the fire: An eye-tracking study of idiom processing by native and nonnative speakers. Second Language Research, 27, 251-272.

Siyanova, A. and Schmitt, N. (2008). L2 learner production and processing of collocation: A multi-study perspective. Canadian Modern Language Review, 64 (3): 429-458.

Siyanova, A. and Schmitt, N. (2007). Native and nonnative use of multi-word vs. one-word verbs.International Review of Applied Linguistics, 45, 119–139.

Refereed conference presentations

Talks

Warren, P., Grimshaw, G., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Boers, F., (2015). The effect of different types of glosses on learners’ intake of new words during reading. TBLT Conference, Leuven, 2015.

Pellicer-Sanchez, A., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2015). Learning Collocations from L2 reading: An eye-tracking study. BAAL Annual Meeting. Aston University, UK.

Pellicer-Sanchez, A., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2015). Using eye-tracking to examine L2 incidental learning of collocations from reading. EuroSLA 25, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Warren, P., Boers, F., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Grimshaw, G. (2014). Vocabulary uptake from reading illustrated text: An eye-tracking study. EuroSLA 24, University of York, UK.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., (2013). Quality and quantity of learner collocation: A longitudinal perspective. Vocab@vic conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Boers, F., Warren, P., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2013). Does adding pictures to glosses promote uptake of new words? Vocab@vic conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Spina, S. (2013). How good are native speakers, advanced and intermediate learners in their judgments of collocation frequency? ALANZ & ALAA Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Spina, S. (2013). Native and non‐native speaker intuition of collocation frequency: A case of Italian. EuroSLA 23, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Caffarra, S., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., Vespignani, F. and Cacciari, C. (2013). The role of the word ending during the processing of gender agreement in Italian. Initial training network on Language, Cognition and gender (ITN-LCG) final conference, Bern, Switzerland.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2013).  Electrophysiological evidence for the activation of gender stereotypes during language processing. Initial training network on Language, Cognition and gender (ITN-LCG) final conference, Bern, Switzerland.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2012). L’attivazione del genere stereotipico delle parole: una prospettiva life-span. AIP2012. Chieti, Italia.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2011). L’attivazione del genere stereotipico: un studio tramite potenziali evocati. AIP2011. Catania, Italia.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Conklin, K., Kaan, E., and van Heuven, W. (2011). ‘Representation and processing of frequent phrases in the brain’ (part of the symposium ‘Processing frequent multi-words expressions: Behavioural and electrophysiological perspectives’). ESCoP2011. San Sebastian, Spain.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., and Lin, P. (2011). 'On-line processing of idiomatic expressions: Evidence from articulation rate'. AILA2011. The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Beijing, China.

Lin, P., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2011). 'Evidence for a processing advantage for frequent idioms: A production study'. AAAL Annual Conference. Chicago, USA.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., van Heuven, W., and Kaan, E. (2010). ‘Representation and processing of familiar phrases in the brain’. Psycholinguistics Across the Borders, University of Trento, Italy.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2008). ‘Are idioms processed differently by native speakers and second language learners?’ Second Language Research Forum, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2008). ‘Online processing of idiomatic expressions in L1 and L2’. BAAL2008, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Native speakers’ and L2 Learners’ processing of recurrent expressions’. BAAL2008, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Siyanova, A. (2007). ‘Investigating nonnative-speakers’ knowledge of adjective-noun collocations’. ISB6, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Siyanova, A. (2007). ‘Nonnative knowledge of collocation: Quality and quantity of adjective-noun pairings’. UWM Linguistics Symposium on Formulaic Language, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA.

Siyanova, A. (2007). ‘Adjective-noun collocations in L2 writing: How appropriate are they?’ Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Symposium, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Durrant, P. and Siyanova, A. (2007). ‘Corpus-based psycholinguistics: Investigating native and nonnative-speakers’ mental representations of frequent collocations’. ESRC Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approaches, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Posters

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Spina, S. (2014). Judgements of L1 and L2 speakers on collocation frequency: Intuition vs. evidence from corpora. Conference on Usage-based Theories and Approaches in Linguistics, Bolzano, Italy.

Caffarra, S., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., Vespignani, F. & Cacciari, C. (2013). Gender-to-ending consistency and agreement processing in Italian: Two independent effects? XVIII meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest, Hungary.

Caffarra, S., Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., Vespignani, F. & Cacciari, C. (2013). The role of gender-to-ending consistency in Italian agreement processing. LIII Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Florence, Italy.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2012). Activation of gender stereotypes: A life-span perspective. AMLaP2012. Lago di Garda, Italy.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2011). ERP evidence for the activation of gender stereotypes: The case of Italian. AMLaP2011. Paris, France.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2011). Electrophysiological investigation of biological and stereotypical gender violations in a gender-marked language. Neurobiology of Language, Annapolis, USA.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Pesciarelli, F., and Cacciari, C. (2011). ‘Activating gender stereotypes in Italian during on-line language processing’. ESCoP2011. San Sebastian, Spain.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., van Heuven, W., and Kaan, E. (2010). ‘On the Processing of Familiar Phrases: Evidence from Electrophysiology’. AMLaP2010, York, UK.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., van Heuven, W., and Kaan, E. (2009). ‘Processing of binomial expressions: ERP evidence for their holistic storage and retrieval’. AMLaP2009, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and van Heuven, W. (2009). ‘An ERP investigation of the processing of binomial expressions in sentence contexts: Safe and sound vs. Sound and safe’. CUNY2009, UC Davis, USA.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and van Heuven, W. (2009). ‘Time and money versus Money and time: An ERP study of binomial expressions in English’. CNS2009, San Francisco, USA.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Processing of binomials by monolinguals and proficient bilinguals’. International Conference on Models of Interaction in Bilinguals, Bangor University, UK.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2008). ‘Processing of idioms by monolinguals and proficient bilinguals: Evidence from eye-tracking’. International Conference on Models of Interaction in Bilinguals, Bangor University, Bangor, UK.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Processing of frequent phrases by native and nonnative speakers: A Psycholinguistic Perspective’. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2008, University of Hawaii, USA.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2008). ‘Representation of idioms in the mental lexicon of L1 and L2 speakers’. Mental Lexicon, Banff, Canada.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Are recurrent linguistic patterns stored in the mental lexicon of monolinguals and proficient bilinguals?’ Mental Lexicon, Banff, Canada.

Siyanova, A., Conklin, K., and Schmitt, N. (2008). ‘Evidence for different processes underlying idiom comprehension in L1 and L2: An eye-tracking study’. AMLaP2008, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Do monolingual and bilingual participants exhibit a processing advantage for frequent patterns?’ AMLaP2008, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Processing of binomial expressions by monolinguals and bilinguals: Evidence from response times and eye-tracking’. CogSci2008, Moscow, Russia.

Siyanova, A. and Conklin, K. (2008). ‘Processing of binomials in sentence contexts by monolinguals and proficient bilinguals: Evidence from response times and eye-tracking’. CUNY2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA.