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ד"ר ז'אנה בורשטיין
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CURRICULUM VITAE

           

Zhanna Burstein

 

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D.

2007

Linguistics, English Department, Bar-Ilan University. Dissertation on “Language and Identity of Russian-speaking Immigrants in Israel: An Intergenerational Study”.

M.A.

  1.  

Direct M.A. track in Linguistics, English Department, Bar-Ilan University (Summa Cum Laude). M.A. Thesis on “First Language Attrition in Russian Immigrants: Focus on the Lexicon”.

Teaching License

1993

English Teacher Certificate,  Teachers’ Training Department, Bar-Ilan University

 

 

                       

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2015- present

Researcher, data collection in the framework of the ISF research project on language acquisition by pre-school children from two special Israeli populations. Directors: Prof. Joel Walters, Prof. Sharon Armon Lotem and Dr. Carmit Altman.

 

1996-present

EFL lecturer, Academic Reading Comprehension for BA and MA students; Academic Writing for MA and PhD students. EFL Department, Bar-Ilan University. Member of the Department Testing Committee for Pre-Advanced and Advanced A levels.

 

2008-present

EFL Instructor of English for Law students. Shaarei Mishpat Academic College, Hod haSharon.

 

2009-2014

Lecturer in English Linguistics, TASP  MA program in Curriculum Studies with a specialization in teaching English as a foreign language, Education and English departments, Bar-Ilan University.

 

2007-2010

Researcher, German-Israeli Foundation Project on “Language and Integration of bilingual children in Israel and Germany”. Directors: Prof. Joel Walters, Dr. Sharon Armon-Lotem, Dr. Natalia Gagarina.

 

1998-2002

Researcher, German-Israeli Foundation Project on “Language and Identity”, Bar-Ilan University. Directors: Prof. Bernard Spolsky, Prof. Joel Walters, Prof. Norbert Dittmar.

 

1999-2000

Research Assistant, Ministry of Education Project on “Immigrants and Academic Achievement”, Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan Universities.  Directors: Prof. Tamar Levine, Prof. Elana Shohamy, Prof. Bernard Spolsky

 

1999-2000

EFL Teacher in Academic Reading Comprehension, EFL Department, Levinsky College.

 

1993-1999      

English Teacher, De-Shalit High School, Rehovot, matriculating classes.

1994-1997

Research Assistant, Ministry of Education Project on “Language Education in Israel”, Language Policy Research Center, Bar-Ilan University. Director: Professor Bernard Spolsky, Elana Shohamy.

 

1995-1997

Teaching Assistant, Applied Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University.

1995-1997

Visiting lecturer, Hebrew-Russian Contrastive Analysis, Givat Haviva Institute for Advanced Studies (training courses for soldier teachers).     

1996

Consultant, Reading and Writing Clinic, English Department, Bar-Ilan University.              

1992-1996

Tutor, English for Social Action Unit, Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

ADDITIONAL TASKS IN INSTITUTION

 

2015 - present

Coordinator of e-learning, EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

2014 - present

Member of the Advanced A Level Committee: development of new teaching

and testing materials for the use of the EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

2014- present

Member of the Department Testing Committee for pre-advanced level courses, EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

2010 – 2011

Member of the Intermediate Level Committee: development of new teaching materials for the use of the EFL Department.

 

2010

Head of the Advanced Level Committee for the development of new department teaching materials, EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

2009-2010

Coordinator of Pre-advanced levels (Semester A), EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

2000-2002

Member of the Department Testing Committee for pre-advanced levels, EFL Department, Bar Ilan University.

 

                       

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications

Articles and Chapters in Books

Gagarina, N., Armon-Lotem, Sh., Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., Klassert, A., Topaj, N., Golcher, F., & Walters, J. 2014. Age, input quantity and their effect on linguistic performance in the home and societal language among Russian-German and Russian-Hebrew preschool children. In Silbereisen, R.K., Titzmann, P.F. & Shavit, Y. (eds.), The challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary perspectives on Israel and Germany, pp. 63-82. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

 

Walters, J., Armon-Lotem, Sh., Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman Zh., Topaj, N. & Gagarina, N. 2014. Language Proficiency and Social Identity in Russian-Hebrew and Russian-German Preschool Children. The challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary perspectives on Israel and Germany. In Silbereisen, R.K., Titzmann, P.F. & Shavit, Y. (eds.), The challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary perspectives on Israel and Germany, pp. 45-62. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

 

Armon-Lotem, S., Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., & J. Walters. 2013. Sociolinguistic aspects of the language of immigrant children. Shmuel Bolozky, Geoffrey Khan, Gary Rendsburg, Aaron Rubin, Ora Schwarzwald & Tamar Zewi (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL), Vol 2, 232-236. Boston-Leiden: Brill

 

Yitzhaki D., Altman C., Feldman-Burstein Zh., Cohen L. & J. Walters. 2013.  “Indigenous and Immigrant Identities in Multilingual Israel: Insights from Focus Groups and Discourse Analysis”. In Du Bois, I. & Baumgartner, N. (eds) Multilingual identities: New global perspectives on immigrant discourse, pp. 137-172. Frankfurt/New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

 

Burstein-Feldman Zh., Epstein A., Kheimets N., Kopeliovich Sh., Yitzhaki D. & J. Walters. 2010. Israeli sociolinguistics: from Hebrew hegemony to Israeli plurilingualism. In J. Ball (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World, pp. 226- 237. Amsterdam: Routledge. -----------------

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Burteisen J., Dittmar N., Feldman-Burstein Zh., Harati N., Spolsky B. & Walters J. 2001. Sprachliche Integration von Immigranten aus der ehemaligen Sowjettunion in Israel.  Sprachliche Integration von Aussiedlern in den 90er Jahren – Forschungsbilanz und Forschungsperspektiven. Institut fur Deutsche Sprache Mannheim, Deutschland

 

 

Articles in Periodicals

Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., & J. Walters. In progress. The sociolinguistic determinants of language choice in an immigrant home and their effect on the language use of Russian-Hebrew bilingual children.

 

Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., & Fichman S., Russak S. & J. Walters. In progress. Bicultural Bilinguals in Israel: Group Integrity versus Individual Integration.

 

Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., Yitzhaki, D., Armon-Lotem, Sh., & Walters, J. 2014. Family language policies, reported language use and proficiency in Russian-Hebrew bilingual children in Israel. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 35(3), 216-234.  

 

Armon-Lotem, Sh., Gagarina, N., Altman, C., Burstein-Feldman, Zh., Gordishevsky , G., Gupol, O., & Walters, J. 2008. "Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language Minority Children in Israel." Israel Studies in Language and Society, Israeli Association for the Study of Language and Society., vol. 1, pp. 155-177.

Feldman Zh. 1996. “First Language Attrition in Russian Immigrants”. In: Kellerman E., Weltens B. & Bongaerts T. EUROSLA-6, Amsterdam, NL, TTWiA 55, pp.47-62

 

 

Non-refereed publications

 

Dittmar N., Spolsky B., Walters J., Burstein-Feldman Zh., Harati N., Heuer-Meuthrath R. & Kirsch K. 2002. “Convergence and Divergence in Second Language Acquisition and Use: an Examination of Immigrant Identities in Germany and Israel”. Final Scientific Report. GIF – German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, 201 pp.

 

Spolsky B., Shohamy E. & Feldman Zh. 1997. “Language Education in Israel: A Profile of the Teaching of Hebrew to Immigrant Children”. Language Policy Research Center Report, Ramat Gan, Israel: Bar-Ilan University.

 

Spolsky B., Shohamy E. & Feldman Zh. 1996. “Language Education in Israel: A Profile of the Teaching of Russian”. Language Policy Research Center Report, Ramat Gan, Israel: Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

 

EFL Textbooks        

Burstein Zh., Lipner M., & Lyubman A. 2010. “Reading Skills and Texts for Trom-Mitkadmim”. EFL Unit, Bar-Ilan University. (For Internal Use Only)

 

Bloch S., Burstein Zh., Lipner M., & Lyubman A. 2004. “Bridging the GAP: Reading Skills and Texts for Trom-Mitkadmim”.  EFL Unit, Bar-Ilan University. (For Internal Use Only)

 

Burstein Zh., Chen O. & Lyubman A. 1999. “Reading Skills for Beginners 2”.  EFL Unit, Bar-Ilan University. (For Internal Use Only)

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Altman C., Burstein-Feldman Zh., Fichman S., S. Russak. “The Relationship between Language and Identity in Two Immigrant Groups in Israel ". Poster to be presented at the 7th Hadassah Conference in Communication Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations, January 12, 2017.  

Altman C., Burstein-Feldman Zh., Yitzhaki D., Armon-Lotem Sh., J. Walters. “Language skills, Language Practices, and Family Language Policy in Bilingual Families with Preschool Children in Israel". Paper presented at a conference “מפגשים מאירים בגיל הרך”, Levinsky College, Tel Aviv, December 9-10, 2015.

Burstein-Feldman Zh., and C. Altman “Language development of Immigrant children”. Paper presented within the colloquium session “Immigrant languages” at a conference ,"שפה ולשון" Beit Berl College, September 2013.

Burstein-Feldman Zh. “Identity construction in the discourse of Russian-Israeli immigrant adolescents”. Paper presented within the colloquium session “Exiled in the Promised Land: Towards a Polyphonic Israeli Narrative” at the conference ,"ליבת הזהות, לב המחלוקת: מיהו ישראלי"  Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, February 2011.

Burstein-Feldman Zh., Topaj N. & J. Walters. "Language acquisition as a window to social integration among Russian language minority children in Germany and Israel. 4. Consortium Meeting 'Migration and Societal Integration'. 23-24.11.2009, Jena.

Burstein-Feldman, Zh., “Language and Identity of Russian-speaking Immigrants in Israel: An Intergenerational Study”. Paper presented at GURT 2008 (Georgetown University Roundtable): Telling Stories: Building bridges among Language, Narrative, Identity, Interaction, Society and Culture, March 15, 2008, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

 

Walters J., Atman C., Feldman-Burstein Zh. & Gupol O. 2007. “Frequency, Function and Appropriateness of Discourse Markers in Second Language Acquisition”. Paper presented at GURT 2007 (Georgetown University Roundtable), March 8-11, 2007, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

 

Dittmar N., Feldman-Burstein Zh., Gupol O., Voiler E., & Walters J. 2006. “Acquisition of Discourse Markers by Advanced Learners of Hebrew as a Second Language”. Paper presented at DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenscahft) conference in Bielefeld, Germany. 

 

Feldman-Burstein Zh. 2003. “Multiple Identities and the Multi-functionality of Various Forms of Hebrew ‘anaxnu’ in the Hebrew of Russian Immigrants”. Paper presented at IASL conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Dittmar N., Kirsch K., Feldman-Burstein Zh., Harati N., Spolsky B. & Walters J. 2001. Discourse markers in the acquisition of German and Hebrew by Russian-Jewish immigrants: A crosslinguistic study of German ALSO and Hebrew AZ. Paper presented at EUROSLA-11, Krakow, Poland.

 

Feldman-Burstein Zh. 1996. “First Language Attrition in Russian Immigrants”. Paper presented at EUROSLA-6th International Conference of Applied Linguistics, Nijmegen: The University of Nijmegen.

         

“Forming Agendas – Russian in Israel”. 1995. Small group session, International Symposium on Language Policy, Bar-Ilan University.

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Year(s)

Award

2004

Language Learning Dissertation Grant, Language Learning, A Journal of Research in Language Studies.

2004

Highest Achievement Award for PhD students, Bar-Ilan University

1997

Valedictorian at the MA graduation ceremony, Bar-Ilan University

1992-1995

‘Exodus’ Scholarship for immigrant students, Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

In the field of EFL:

  1. Mikadmim A
  1. Mitkadmim B
  1. Bsisi
  1. Trom Bsisi
  1. M4 - MA
  1. M2 MA
  1. PhD
 

 

 

In other fields:

  1. English for Law students (Legal English)
  1. Applied Linguistics
  1. Research Methods
  1. Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  1. Vocabulary Teaching – from Theory to Practice
  1. Contrastive Analysis of Hebrew and English (also taught a special course on Hebrew-Russian contrastive analysis for soldier teachers working with immigrants)
 

 

תחומי מחקר

  • Research Interests:
    Language and Identity
    First Language Attrition
    Bilingualism