Vera Zabotkina

Vera Zabotkina is Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Director of the Centre for Cognitive Programs and Technologies, Professor of English at the Department of Translation Studies, Interpretation and Translation at the Russian State University for the Humanities, alumna of University College London (English department). She is one of the founding figures of the Russian school of cognitive neology and the author of more than 250 publications on the problems of the English vocabulary growth, changes in the English conceptual worldview, pragmatics, conceptual semantics, and cognitive linguistics. 18 Ph.D. dissertaions on cognitive aspects of new words in English have been defended under her supervision.


  • 1988 – 1992: Postdoctoral research (Dr. hab) in English Linguistics / Moscow State Linguistic University
  • 1975 – 1979: Ph.D. studies in English Linguistics / Kaliningrad State University, Minsk Linguistic University
  • 1968 – 1973: University course in English Linguistics / Kaliningrad State University

Key qualifications

Philologist, Professor, Doctor hab. in English Linguistics.



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