I am a doctoral student (ABD) in the program of Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University. I am originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
I received my MA in Translation/Interpretation from the Uzbek State of World Languages University (2004) and MA TESL degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006). At USWLU, I wrote my MA thesis (Translation of Reduplicative Words from English into Uzbek) under the guidance of Dr. Muratova Elmira Denisovna. At UIUC, I was privileged to pursue my MA TESL thesis (Feedback on ESL Writing) under the supervision of Dr. Randall Sadler and Dr. Hugh Bishop. Currently, I'm working on my dissertation project (An Evaluation of Collocation Tools for L2 Writers) under the supervision of the committee: Dr. William Grabe, Dr. Joan Jamieson, Dr. Fredricka Stoller, and Dr. Randall Sadler.
During my PhD at NAU, I'm focusing on the following research domains:
- Second Language Vocabulary
- Corpus-based Vocabulary Analysis
- Computer Assisted Language Learning