Olga Iriskhanova graduated from the Faculty of English Language at Moscow State Linguistic University in 1988. She got a degree in foreign languages (English and Spanish). In 1997 she defended Ph.D. thesis on the analysis of the semantics and functioning of event nouns in English and Russian. In 2005 Olga did her dissertation to become PhD, Dr.habil. In the paper she explores the problems of language creativity and develops a cognitive-functional theory of verbal nominalizing transformation. In 2009 she got a titel of Professor.
Olga Iriskhanova has been working at the Section of Theoretical Linguistics since 2007 as a Leading Researcher.
Research interests: theoretical linguistics, polymodal communication, the study of gestures in speech, discourse theory, cognitive semiotics, cognitive semantics, word formation, language creativity.
Olga Iriskhanova is a member of two dissertation councils: D 002.006.03 at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and D 212.135.02 at the Moscow State Linguistic University. She is also a member of the expert council of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles on Philology and Art history, an expert at the Russian Science Foundation and The Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and a member of the expert council in the Humanities of Moscow State University.
Olga Iriskhanova is the Vice-Rector for Science of the Moscow State Linguistic University and a professor at the Department of General and Comparative Linguistics at Moscow State Linguistic University.
Since 2014, she has been the Head of the Centre for Socio-Cognitive Discourse Studies at Moscow State Linguistic University, leads research projects supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, RSF and the Russian Foundation for Humanities. She also participates in the organization of international scientific conferences.
Olga Iriskhanova mixes scientific work with teaching activities. She gives lectures on theoretical linguistics, cognitive semantics, semiotics, the theory of text and discourse for students and postgraduates of Moscow State Linguistic University, conducts practical classes on the culture of verbal communication (in English), the practice of research activities (in English), and analysis of discourse (in English). She is the author of several textbooks, developer of academic programmes.
Olga Iriskhanova supervises PhD students, postgraduates and applicants, as well as term papers and graduation works.
O lingvokreativnoj dejatel’nosti čeloveka: otglagol’nye imena: Monografija. [Linguocreative human activity: verbal names: Monograph], 2004.
Irisxanova Ol’ga. Igry fokusa v jazyke: semantika, sintaksis i pragmatika defokusirovanija: Monografija. [Focus Games in Language: Semantics, Syntax and Pragmatics of Defocusing: Monograph], 2014.
Jazyk kak social’naja dejatel’nost’: problemy institucional’noj kommunikacii: Kollektivnaja monografija. [Language as a social activity. Institutional Communication Problems: Coauthored Monograph], 2010 (co-authors: Irina Xaleeva, Maria Tomskaja, Ljubov' Maslova, Irina Semina, Ju. Motro).
Jazykovoe tvorčestvo v dinamike semiotičeskix vzaimodejstvij: Kollektivnaja monografija. [Language Creativity in the Dynamics of Semiotic Interactions: Coauthored Monograph], 2011. (co-authors: Irina Xaleeva, Tat'jana Pisanova, I. Gusejnova, Maria Tomskaja)
Cienki A., Iriskhanova O. (Eds). Aspectuality across languages: event construal in speech and gesture. Amsterdam, 2018. Сер. Human Cognitive Processing Vol. 62.
Irisxanova Ol’ga, Kiose Marija. Texnologii transfera meždisciplinarnyx terminov v lingvistiku // Lingvistika i semiotika kul’turnyx transferov: metody, principy, texnologii. Kollektivnaja monografija. [Technologies for the transfer of interdisciplinary terms into linguistics // Linguistics and semiotics of cultural transfers: methods, principles, technologies. Coauthored monograph] — 2016. – p. 151 – 180.
Iriskhanova O. K., Cienki A. The semiotics of gestures in cognitive linguistics: contribution and challenges // Voprosy kognitivnoj lingvistiki. 2018. p. 25-36.