Victoria Kazakovsksya is a doctor of philological sciences, professor of RAS and a leading
researcher at the Department of theoretical grammar at the Institute for Linguistic Studies
(Russian Academy of Sciences). In addition, she is also the scientific secretary of the dissertation
council at the the Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS
and a member of scientific council at the Institute for Linguistic Studies. Other memberships held
are those of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), of the Societas Linguistica Europæa (SLE),
of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and of the International Association
of Applied Psycholinguistics (ISAP). She has worked as a professor at the Saint-Petersburg State
University (Philology and Culture-orientated Linguistic Center) and has been involved with
the language acquisition department of Herzen University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).
Dr. Kazakovskaya is a specialist in the theory of grammar and an expert on child language
acquisition. She has focused on children's development of the different components of
the communicative competence and important features of child-directed speech (especially, on adult
interrogatives). Among her numerous
can be listed anthologies of monographs published
by the Institute for Linguistic Studies (RAS, St. Petersburg) and the Institute of Psychology
(RAS, Moscow), which are devoted to the problems of functional grammar, first language acquisition,
child-directed speech, and conversational analysis. Her recently republished monograph
"Questions and Answers in “Adult – Child” Dialogue"
(Moscow, URSS, 2011, 464 p.
focuses on the acquisition of dialogue skills and she also has wide experience in the study of other
specialist subjects in this field. Additionally, she participates in the cross-linguistic project
"Pre- and Protomorphology in Language Acquisition" (Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Prof. W.U. Dressler,
She has carried out joint investigation of adult reactions (reformulations, or ‘negative
input’) on morphologically correct (adult-like) and incorrect (ill-formed) child utterances
on the data of some European languages – Austrian-German, French, Lithuanian, Estonian,
and Russian, which are considerably different from the point of view of morphological richness.
She has presented the results of her investigations at the universities of Vienna, Montreal,
Stockholm, Budapest, Caen, Turku, Vinlius, Kaunas, Tallinn, St.Petersburg, Moscow etc.
- 2006 — Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Linguistic Studies
(St. Petersburg, Russia), Doctoral Diss. Dissertation title: Voproso-otvetnyje edinstva
v dialoge "vzroslyj – rebenok" [Question-Answer Units in
"adult – child" dialogue].
- 1996 — Moscow Pedagogical University (Moscow, Russia), PhD. Thesis title:
Sposoby vyrazhenija avtorstva v structure predlozhenija [The Ways of Authority Expression
in a structure of utterance].
Functional grammar, first language acquisition, development of communicative competence,
child-directed speech, conversational analysis, theory of communication, cognitive development,
theory of mind, interrogatives, reformulations, evidentiality, modality.
|2004–…||Scientific Secretary of the Dissertation Council at the the Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|2002–…||Senior (then Leading) Researcher at the Department of the Theoretical Grammar at the Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|1993–1996||Postgraduate student at the Department of Russian Language, Moscow Pedagogical University (Moscow, Russia)
|1992–1993||Researcher at the Department of Russian Language, Moscow Pedagogical University (Moscow, Russia)
|2010–…||Lecturer at the Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia), PhD programs
|2010||Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics, Vienna University (Vienna, Austria)
|2004–2008||Professor at the Centre of Philology and Culture-orientated Linguistic at the Filological Faculty, St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|1998||Lecturer at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Russian State Pedadogical University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|1997–2004||Lecturer at the Department of Child Language Asquisition, Russain State Pedadogical University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|1990–1992||Assistant Professor at the Department of Russian Language, Orenburg State Pedagigical University (Orenburg, Russia)
|Courses:||Refresher training programs: The main problems of "adult – child" dialogue. PhD programs: Development of communicaive competence in children; Interrogatives in child-directed speech. MA programs: Communicative grammar; Russian syntax; Development of conversation competence in children; Development of children's narrative skills. BA programs: First language acquisition; Introduction to linguistics; Russian as a foreign language; Practice of modern Russian language; Linguistic analysis of text; Dialogue from the perspective of language acquisition.
Fellowships and grants
|2008–…||Academic exchange programme (between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
|2002–…||Grant from the Russian Federation President's Fund "The School of Functional Grammar in St. Petersburg" (1348.2012.6)
|2009–2012||Grant from the Russian Academy of Sciences, The Program of Fundamental Historical and Philological Studies "Semantic and Formal Redundancy of Texts in Modern Russian"
|2003–2006||Grant from the Russian Human Scientific Fund "Semantic categories and its expression in child language" (03-04-00386a)
|2002||Grant from the Department Education and Science (Moscow, Russia), the scientific project "Child communicative competence in a dialogue: Question-answer units"
|1999–2001||Grant from the Russian Human Scientific Fund "Ontogenesis of a Dialogue Speech" (99-04-00165a)
|1997–2000||Federal Target Program "Integration" (Russian Academy of Sciences), for the project "Center of computer investigations on language and speech" (b 12/97)
Participation in international projects
|2008–…||Cross-linguistic International Project in Pre- and Protomorphology in Language Acquisition. Prof. W.U. Dressler, Austrian Academy of Sciences