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Olga Nozdracheva

PhD candidate / contract

O. Nozdracheva MEd
+31 71 527 2125

Olga Nozdracheva is a PhD candidate at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her research interests focus on second language acquisition, starting from the methodological aspects (how to teach?) and ending with cognitive ones (how do we acquire languages?). Though the current object of her research is the Russian language, she is also interested in pragmatics, corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics applied to second language acquisition. Her working experience includes 2.5 years of teaching Russian as a second language at the university level and developing educational content: she is a co-author of the textbook on listening “Kanikuly FM” (Rus.: “Каникулы FM”; Vyazovikina, O.V. et al.) and a co-author of Ru. Podcast: Podcasts in Russian for A1-A2 (together with Christina Surovtseva).

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Fields of interest

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Russian as a Second Language
  • Pragmatics
  • Corpus linguistics


My research project, “Learning Russian as a second language through allusive (precedential) phrases: corpus-based study”, focuses on specific types of allusions used by Russian native speakers: references to classical Russian literature. These allusions are tricky for non-native speakers, requiring advanced pragmatic skills to decode the hidden meaning. For my research, I am analysing 1) how native speakers use the allusion, 2) what type of discourse allusions are frequently used, and 3) how we can implement the allusions to teach Russian.

Curriculum vitae

2022-present PhD-student LUCL, Leiden University
2019-2021 MEd, Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V.P. Astafiev
2013-2017 BA in Linguistics, School of Philology and Language Communication, Siberian Federal University


PhD candidate / contract

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL promovendus

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 0.79


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