|Dr. Elena Lawrick earned a PhD degree in
TESOL from the
Second Language Studies/English as a Second Language Program of the English
Department at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
Elena's research interests bridge two areas of applied linguistics: World Englishes and Second Language Writing.
Her dissertation, "English in Russian Academia: Uses and Perceived Significance", is a a large-scale empirical study exploring the impact of English as a lingua franca of science on the contemporary Russian scholarly discourse.
Her other current research focuses on ESL students in U.S. university writing programs.
The Presence of English in the Contemporary Russian Academe (an article in preparation for submission).
The article reports on the results of the survey of English use and perceptions regarding the value
attributed to producing scholarship in English at 22 Russian research universities.
Teaching U.S. College Composition to Undergraduate International Students (an article in preparation for submission).
The article reports on a two-semester study of students' and instructors' assessment of the ESL
International students in a first-year composition course: What do we know about them? (an article in preparation for submission).
The article investigates the student population in 13 sections of ESL Writing Program in terms of their
demographic characteristics, native languages, motivation to choose an ESL-track composition course,
and prior-to-US university experiences of learning writing.
Chapters in Russian English, a collection of contributions describing a Russian variety of English:
English in the Russian scholarly community
English on the Russian Internet
(2011). Review of the book English Around the World by E.W. Schneider. THE LINGUIST LIST. Available from http://linguistlist.org/issue/22/22-2912.html
(2009).World Englishes: Practical implications for teaching and research. The INTESOL Journal, 6 (1), 7-22.
(2002). The Russian culture of learning and teaching foreign languages. In M. Rassokha (Ed.)Quality in Language Teaching: Book of Proceedings. FEELTA 2002 International Conference (pp.227-232). Vladivostok: Far Eastern State University Press.
(1999). Gerund or Infinitive? Vladivostok: Far Eastern National University Press.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) publications:
APA. PowerPoint Presentation. Available from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/17
Writing Process. Power Point Presentation. Available from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/701/01
Invention. Power Point Presentation. Available from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/695/01
Scholarship in English in Russian Academic Discourse. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2011
English in Russian Academic Discourse: A study of 22 research universities. Invited speaker. ESL Speaker Series. Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, September 2010
English as a Working Language of Russian Scholarly Discourse, International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2010
In Response to Globalization: ELT in China, Russia, and Lebanon, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Boston, MA, March 2010
Students’ Perception of an Efficient ESL Composition Course, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Boston, MA, March 2010
Nurturing Independent Writers in an Introductory Composition Course for International Students: a Case Study of Multimodal Environments, Course Outcomes, and Student Self-Assessment, Symposium on Second Language Writing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ , November 2009
English Curriculum Reform as a Result of Russia’s Participation in the Creation of the European Higher Education Area. Annual Purdue University Graduate Symposium on ESL Research, Purdue University,
World Englishes’ Perspective on Teaching Academic Writing to International Undergraduate Students. Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Convention, Caramel, IN, November, 2008
Is it English or Russian? Exploration of Linguistic Creativity in Titles of Russian Websites. 9th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Symposium Globalization: Questioning Nations, Borders, Identities & Communities, Purdue University, March 2007
Rethinking Theoretical Concepts of Communicative Theory, National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) Conference, Kursk, Russia, June 2003
The Russian Culture of Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages, Far Eastern English Language Teachers Association (FEELTA) International Conference, Blagovetshensk, Russia, June 2002
|SELECTED UNPUBLISHED PAPERS
Englishization as a language contact phenomenon
The Sociolinguistic profile of English in Russia
Code-mixing with English on the Russian Internet
Proposal for summer English language and CLT education program for international ESL teachers
Issues and hopes: Corpus linguistics in English language teaching
Equal education opportunity for limited-English proficient language students in Indiana K-12?
NNES academic writing: Can the cultural factors explain all issues?
Syntactic complexity and modification in the Abstract, Introduction, and the Literature Review sections of the published empirical research reports written by ESL scholars