Bilde av Zhukova, Valentina
Bilde av Zhukova, Valentina
Department of Language and Culture valentina.a.zhukova@uit.no Tromsø

Zhukova, Valentina


PhD fellow in Russian linguistics

Job description

I am a member of the CLEAR research group. My PhD is a part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project. 

My research project aims to investigate the notion of "threat" in Russian from a constructional perspective:

  • What constitutes a threat in Russian? 
  • How are the threats performed?
  • How are the threats perceived?

 

I am actively participating in the building of the Russian Constructicon, a free open-access electronic resource that offers a searchable database of multiword grammatical constructions of Russian. 

I have also participated in creating two educational resources:

  1. SMARTool
    A free web resource for L2 learners of Russian that implements findings of a learning simulation experiment and corpus research to optimize the acquisition of Russian vocabulary and morphology. The SMARTool provides the users with 1-3 most frequent wordforms for a basic vocabulary of 3000 nouns, adjectives, and verbs culled from major textbooks and other sources to represent levels A1, A2, B1, and B2 (CEFR scale). For each word form, there is a corpus-based example sentence instantiating typical use.  

  2. Construxercise! Hands-on learning of Russian constructions
    A free web resource that offers learners and teachers of Russian over 150 exercises that significantly strengthen text production skills. The exercises target strategic sets of Russian constructions (prominent patterns of sentence and phrase structures) that organize the flow of speech and help to achieve native-like fluency in speaking and writing.

  • Ekaterina Rakhilina, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Demidova, Polina Kudryavtseva, Gloria Rozovskaya, Anna Endresen et al.:
    ФРАЗЕОЛОГИЯ В РАКУРСЕ «РУССКОГО КОНСТРУКТИКОНА»
    Trudy Instituta Russkogo Iazyka imeni V.V. Vinogradova 2022 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Olga Lyashevskaya :
    Russkij Konstruktion: Novyj lingvističeskij resurs, ego ustrojstvo i specifika (=The Russian Constructicon: A new linguistic resource, its design and key characteristics)
    Komp'yuternaya Lingvistika i Intellektual'nye Tekhnologii 2020 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian example
    Belgian Journal of Linguistics 2020 DOI
  • Anna Endresen, Laura Alexis Janda, Radovan Bast, Valentina Zhukova :
    The database of the Russian Constructicon
    2022
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Laura Alexis Janda, Elena Bjørgve, George Lonshakov, David Lavén et al.:
    Construxercise! Hands-on learning of Russian constructions
  • Valentina Zhukova :
    Expressing Threats in Russian: a constructional perspective
    2022
  • Valentina Zhukova :
    Verdens lengste vits
    Klassekampen 18. February 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Valentina Zhukova :
    – Sanksjoner mot russisk akademia vil bare tjene Putin
    09. March 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Valentina Zhukova :
    Russisk forsker mot krigen: — Dere må skille mellom forskere og myndighetene
    04. March 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Elena Bjørgve :
    Lansering av en ny pedagogisk ressurs "Construxercise! Hands-on learning of Russian constructions"
    2022 DATA / FULLTEKST
  • Valentina Zhukova, Laura Alexis Janda, Tore Nesset, Anna Endresen :
    Ресурс что надо: Det russiske konstruktikonet og undervisning i russisk.
    2022
  • Valentina Zhukova, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    Constructions built of constructions:on intensified comparatives
    2022
  • Valentina Zhukova, Anna Endresen, Laura Alexis Janda :
    Bridging the gap between a constructicon and L2 learners
    2022
  • Radovan Bast, Anna Endresen, Laura Alexis Janda, Marianne Cecilie Lund, Olga Lyashevskaya, Daria Mordashova et al.:
    The Russian Constructicon
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Anna Endresen, Radovan Bast, Laura Alexis Janda, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova, Daria Mordashova :
    International Launch of the Russian Constructicon
    2021 DATA / FULLTEKST
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova, Daria Mordashova :
    Instructional video in Russian for the Russian Constructicon resource
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova :
    Youtube channel for the Russian Constructicon resource
    2021 DATA
  • Anna Endresen, Laura Alexis Janda, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova :
    Prohibitive constructions in Russian: Families and clusters
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Anna Endresen, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian recipe
    2021
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Radovan Bast, Francis Morton Tyers, Svetlana Sokolova, Mikhail Kopotev, Ekaterina Rakhilina et al.:
    SMARTool: Strategic Mastery of Russian Tool
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Alexandrovna Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    Semantic classification of constructions in the Russian Constructicon
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Valentina Zhukova :
    Constructions denoting Threat in Russian based on data from the Russian constructicon
    2021
  • Olga Lyashevskaya, Daria Mordashova, Valentina Zhukova, Anna Endresen, Laura Alexis Janda, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    Core grammar, non-compositional, and discourse organisation constructions in the full-text construction annotation task for Russian
    2020
  • Anna Endresen, Daria Mordashova, Valentina Zhukova, Laura Alexis Janda, Olga Lyashevskaya, Ekaterina Rakhilina :
    Annotation of constructions in the light of strategies adopted in the Russian Constructicon: Challenges of accurate and user-friendly representations of semantic and syntactic properties
    2020
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Olga Lyashevskaya, Laura Alexis Janda :
    The Russian Constructicon: A new linguistic resource, its design and key characteristics (Русский Конструктикон: Новый лингвистический ресурс, его устройство и специфика)
    2020
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Francis Morton Tyers, Valentina Zhukova :
    The Strategic Mastery of Russian Tool (SMARTool): A Usage-Based Approach to Acquiring Russian Vocabulary and Morphology
    2019
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Valentina Zhukova :
    SMARTool = Strategic Mastery of Russian Tool: En ny måte å lære russiske paradigmer på/Новый метод для усвоения русских парадигм
    2019
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Tore Nesset, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Valentina Zhukova :
    Русский Конструктикон: достижения и трудности
    2019
  • Anna Endresen, Anna Klezovich, Olga Lyashevskaya, Daria Mordashova, Maria Nordrum, Ekaterina Rakhilina et al.:
    Building a Constructicon for Russian: How to identify families of constructions?
    2019
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova :
    Comparison in Russian Constructions: A Cluster of Families (based on the data from the Russian Constructicon)
    2019
  • Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova :
    Encoding Causation in Russian: Typology of Syntactic Causatives (based on the data from the Russian Constructicon)
    2019
  • Laura Alexis Janda, Tore Nesset, Valentina Zhukova :
    TWIRLL: Targeting Wordforms in Russian Language Learning
    2018

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    Research interests

    Russian language, Construction Grammar and constructicography, the semantics of grammatical constructions, corpus linguistics

    Teaching

    Autumn 2022 RUS-3041 PRACTICAL RUSSIAN