Keynote Speakers for ICLLL 2019
Prof. Sergey Avrutin
Utrecht University,The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Sergey Avrutin received his PhD from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT with specialization in psycholinguistics. His dissertation focused on the interpretation of referential dependencies by children and individuals with brain damage (aphasia.) After graduating in 1994, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Avrutin worked at Yale University (Linguistics Department) where he collaborated with the Haskins Laboratory in New Haven and the Yale Medical School. During his tenure at Yale, he was awarded Fullbright Research Scholarship from the US Government. In 2000 Dr. Avrutin was awarded a prestigious PIONIER research grant from the Dutch Academy of Sciences and moved to The Netherlands. He is currently a Professor of Comparative Psycholinguistics at the Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University. His current research focuses on the application of Shannon’s information theory to language processing and language acquisition.
Assoc. Prof. Nailya
Bauman Moscow Technical University, Russia
Nailya Nurieva got a Specialist degree in teaching English and German Languages from Kasan University in Russia. Finalist of RTAP (Russian Teacher’s Assistant Program) at the University Wisconsin Milwaukee, US, 1995. She got Phd in Pedagogy in 2000 and Assistant Professor in 2003. Member of TESOL-RUSSIA. Specializing in Education and Linguistics sciences, her principal research interests are connected with the theory of methods of EFL teaching, Intercultural Communication, Syntax, Lexicology, Stylistics, Linguopoetics, English-language Literature, Translation. The latest published peer-reviewed articles are connected with the technology of EFL teaching based on extensive Fiction Literature reading. She is currently Associate Professor at Bauman Moscow Technical University and teaches English for students majoring in Engineering and coordinates students’ research works in Linguistics.