College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Irina Six

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 2135
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Degree: Ph.D., Russian University of Friendship of Peoples, Moscow

Selected recent publications:

2013 article: Iazyk russkogo biznesa dlia amerikantsev: opyt korrektirovki ushebnogo slovaria po Natsionalnomu korpusu russkogo iazyka” (“Russian Business Language for American Learners:  Applying the Data from Russian National Corpus to Learners’ Vocabulary», published in Russian). Prostrastvo iazyka – prostranstvo kultury. Moscow, Russia: MARKHI. 117-119.

2008 article: Born in the USSR: Searching High and Low for Post-Soviet Identity. Ulbandus 11: 232–251.

2006 article: Advertising in the Russian Language Classroom. Language and Culture Out of Bounds: Discipline-Blurred Perspectives on the Foreign Language Classroom. Galloway, Vicky and Cothran, Betina, eds. AATSP Professional Development Series Handbook, 6. Mason: Thompson. 151–170.

2005 article: What Language Sells: Western Advertising in Russia.The Journal of Language for International Business 16(2): 1–12.

2003 book chapter: Posobie po russkomu jazyku dlja studentov-inostrancev arxitekturnoj spetsial’nosti. Krushenkov, A. I.; Ivanova-Anninskaia, A.N.; Potapkina, A.P.; and I.A. Fediunina. Moscow: MARCHI. [Co-author of 2 chapters ( pp. 22–35), textbook for foreign students of Russian].

Selected recent grants:

External: Business Language Teaching Research Grants award, Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER). Project: Mastering Business Case Discussion: Data-Driven Teaching Materials for Intermediate Students of Russian.

Internal: KU CREES Grants for Course Development. Projects: Russian for the Profession (2009); Russia and Eastern Europe: Business, Culture, Society (2008); Post-Soviet Communication (2006)



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