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Name: Alexander  V. Kravchenko
Institution: Baikal National University of Economics and Law
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Homepage: http://www.bnu.ru/eng/studying/lc/kravchenko.asp
State and/or Country: Russia   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Philosophy of language, semiotic, cognitive linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (Parallel English translation from Russian) Brief Siberian (Kungur) Chronicle, written by the Tobolsk boyar’s son Semeon Remezov in the 17 century. The 1880 reprint edition. Irkutsk, 2003.
Sign, Meaning, Knowledge. An Essay in the Cognitive Philosophy of Language. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang GmbH, 2003.
“The ontology of signs as linguistic and non-linguistic entities: a cognitive perspective” Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 1, 179-191. John Benjamins, 2003
“Indexical/Iconic properties of the complex sentence as a structure for representing knowledge” (2003, paper presented at the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Logroño, Spain)
“A cognitive account of tense and aspect: resurrecting 'dead' metaphors.” Anglophonia. French Journal of English Studies, 12. 2002. P. 199-212.
“The cognitive roots of gender in Russian.” Glossos, 3, 2002 (http://seelrc.org/~/glossos)
“Toward a bio-cognitive philosophy of language”. Perspectives: Journal for Interdisciplinary Work in the Humanities, 1-5. 2002 (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/~ /perspectives).
“Cognitive linguistics as a methodological paradigm” In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and K. Turewicz (Eds.). Cognitive Linguistics Today. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 2002. 41-54.
“Russian verbs of spatial orientation STAND, SIT, LIE”. In E. Nemeth (Ed.). Cognition in Language Use: Selected Papers from the 7th International Pragmatics Conference, Vol. 1. Antwerp: International Pragmatics Association, 2001. P. 216-225.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Cognitive Dynamics in Linguistic Interactions
Courses Taught: Cognitive philosophy of language; Intro to cognitive linguistics; Language and perception; Fundamentals of language development
Dissertation Abstract: Foundations of the Theory of Indication

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