Anna Siyanova

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Senior Lecturer School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Courses

Teaching in 2019

Anna Siyanova is Director of the School's PhD Programme. As Anna is on Research and Study Leave, Corinne Seals is Acting Programme Director until January 2020.

Qualifications

BA(Hons) MA PhD Nottingham

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)).

Recent Publications

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Spina, S. (forthcoming). Multi-word expressions in learner writing: A large-scale longitudinal investigation. Language Learning.

Majuddin, E. and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (forthcoming). Incidental and intentional learning of multi-word expressions. In H. Mohebbi, & C. Coombe (Eds.), Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics. Springer.  

Sonbul, S. and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (forthcoming). Teaching and learning vocabulary. In In H. Mohebbi, & C. Coombe (Eds.), Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics. Springer.  

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Omidian, T. (2020). Key issues in researching multiword items. In S. A. Webb (Ed.) The Handbook of Vocabulary Studies. London, New York: Routledge.  

Sonbul, S. and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2019, first view). Research on the on-line processing of collocation: Replication of Wolter & Gyllstad (2011) and Millar (2011). Language Teaching.  

Siyanova-Chanturia, A., Canal, P., and Heredia, R. R. (2019). Event-related potentials in monolingual and bilingual non-literal language processing. In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.) The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism, WileyBlackwell.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Pellicer-Sanchez, A. (2018). (Eds.) Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective. London, New York: Routledge.  

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Pellicer-Sanchez, A. (2018). Formulaic Language: Setting the scene. In A. Siyanova-Chanturia and A. Pellicer-Sanchez (Eds.) Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective. London, New York: Routledge.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2018). What on-line processing tells us about formulaic language. In A. Siyanova-Chanturia and A. Pellicer-Sanchez (Eds.) Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective. London, New York: Routledge.

Omidian, T., Shahriari, H. and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2018). A cross-disciplinary investigation of multi-word expressions in the moves of research article abstracts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 36, 1-14.  

Warren, P., Boers, F., Grimshaw, G., and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2018). The effect of gloss type on learners’ intake of new words during reading: evidence from eyetracking. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40 (4), 883-906.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Janssen, N. (2018). Production of familiar phrases: Frequency effects in native speakers and second language learners. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(12), 2009-2018.

Pellicer-Sanchez, A. and Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2018). Eye movements in vocabulary research. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 169(1), 5-29.

Siyanova-Chanturia, A. and Lin, P. M. S. (2018). Production of ambiguous idioms in English: A reading aloud study. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 28(1), 58-70.

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Courses

Teaching in 2019