Helen Shelestiuk:

Areas of Research

Born in Ekaterinburg, Urals, Russia. Education: School with the focus on the English language, Urals State Pedagogical University (Ekaterinburg). Research: 1991 - Cand. Sci. degree seeking post-graduate at Kiev Foreign Languages Institute; from 1993 to 1995 took a Candidate degree course at Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU), did research in semantics of ancient and poetic symbols. Wrote a thesis for the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Philology) entitled "Semantics of Imagery and Symbol". Candidate of Sciences (Philology) since 1998.

2009 - Doctor of Sciences (Philology), specialized in Psycholinguistics, thesis entitled "Influencing by Speech: Ontological and Methodological Aspects".

Research interests: psycholinguistic aspect of persuasion and suggestion, sociolinguistics, semiotics, semantics, cultural anthropology, hermeneutics.


In 1996-2002 was on the staff of the English Language Chair at Urals Pedagogical University in Ekaterinburg, taught part-time at Urals State University and Liberal Arts University in Ekaterinburg. Since 1997 - Professor of Linguistics. Since 2002 have full professorship at Chelyabinsk State University. The courses taught: Semiotics, Psycholinguistics, Theory of Text, English Lexicology, Stylistics, Literary Analysis, Theory of Translation, Germanic Philology and the Gothic Language, History of the English Language. Consult undergraduates and graduates in their research papers.

Other activities: TRANSLATUS.RU Translation Agency (Russian, European languages). Academic, scientific, journalistic translations; translations in social science, economics, humanities, business, finance, etc.