Head of Unit

Dr. Zhanna Burstein

Head of Unit
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Zhanna.Burstein@biu.ac.il
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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

Research
  • Research Interests:
    Language and Identity
    First Language Attrition
    Bilingualism
Publications

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. 2014Family 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.

Last Updated Date : 11/09/2022