Shiffman Humanities Center, 206
Departments/ProgramsGerman, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
DegreesBryn Mawr College, Ph.D.
Bryn Mawr College, M.A.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, M.A.
University of Alaska, Anchorage, B.A.
Magadan International Pedagogical University, B.A.
ExpertiseHeritage languages (Russian), bilingualism, bilingual code-switching
Second language acquisition general and language specific (Russian)
Language policies in the former Soviet Republics
ProfileResearch on word order patterns (discourse pragmatics) in oral narratives of heritage speakers of Russian.
Research on bilingual children's language development (comparing data collected in Russia for monolingual children, and data collected in Germany and USA for bilingual data).
Research on pragmatics of heritage Russian.
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|RUS||10a||Beginning Russian I|
|RUS||20b||Beginning Russian II|
|RUS||29b||Russian Language for Russian Speakers|
|RUS||30a||Intermediate Russian I|
|RUS||40b||Intermediate Russian II|
|RUS||105a||Russia Today: Advanced Language Skills through Contemporary Culture|
|RUS||106b||Advanced Russian Language through Film|
|RUS||115b||Topics in Russian Culture and Society|
|RUS||150b||Advanced Russian Language through Literature (in Russian)|
|RUS||153a||Russian Poetry and Prose in Russian: Undergraduate Seminar|
|RUS||160b||Russian/Soviet Jews: Dual Identities in Text, Image and Music|
Awards and Honors
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2012)
Doris Carland Prize for Outstanding Teaching (2007)
Dubinina, Irina and Malamud, S.. ""Emergent communicative norm in a contact language: indirect requests in Heritage Russian"." Linguistics Journal (2012). (forthcoming)
Dubinina, I. & Polinsky, M.. "Russkiy yazyk v SShA." The Russian Language Outside Russia. Moscow: RGGU, 2011 (forthcoming)
Dubinina, I. and Polinsky, M.. "Russian in the USA." Slavic Languages in Migration. Ed. M.Moser. Wien: University of Vienna, 2012
Dubinina, Irina. "How to ask for a favor: A pilot study in Heritage Russian pragmatics.." Instrumentarium of Linguistics: Sociolinguistic Approaches to Non-Standard Russian. vol. 40 Ed. A. Mustajoki, E.Protassova, and N. Vakhtin. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2011. 418-431.
in cooperation with Irina Dubinina, authors Maria Lekic, Dan Davidson, Kira Gore. Live from Russia. Second Edition ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009.
Dubinina, Irina Y. Prisposoblenie k interesam sobesednika: vybor jazyka dla mezhlichnostnogo obschenia v Respublike Moldova. Proc. of Russkii jazyk v Respublike Moldova: realii i perspectivy (Russian Language in the Republic of Moldova: realias and perspectives). Chishinau, Moldova: Tsentr russkoi kultury v RM, 2007.