SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Arts and Sciences, Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies





Nino Kirvalidze graduated from Tbilisi State Institute of Foreign Languages in 1970 majoring in the English and the Spanish languages. In 1981 she defended her candidate dissertation (PhD thesis) at Moscow Moris Torez State Institute of Foreign Languages. In 1991 she defended her second dissertation, Habilitation thesis, at Moscow State University of Linguistics and was conferred a scientific degree of the doctor of philological sciences in Germanic languages. In 1995 she was conferred a scientific-pedagogical title of the Professor of Anglistics.

In 1970-2003 Nino Kirvalidze worked at the English Language Chair at the Insti-tute of Foreign Languages. In 2004-2006 she headed the Chair of Romance and Germanic Philology at Ilia Chavchavadze State University of Language and Culture. At present she takes an academic position of a full professor of English and American studies at Ilia State University.
Nino Kirvalidze has published more than 60 scientific works (among them two monographs) and two books for graduate and postgraduate students of English philology. She has supervised six doctoral dissertations in Anglistics and present-ed her research papers at different International Conferences in Madrid,Barcelona,Freiburg, Munich,  Paris and London (All her presentations are published in international peer-reviewed journals).

Scientific interests / research interests

• Text linguistics
• Linguocultural and interdisciplinary studies of the text
• Cognitive linguistics (the problems of metaphorization and reference)
• Syntactic stylistics

Featured publications

Books

  • Kirvalidze, N. (2008). A University Course in Text Linguistics (For gradu-ate and postgraduate students of English philology). Tbilisi: Ilia Chavchavadze State University Publishing House. ISBN 978-9941-0-0528-2
    http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/usr/share/eprints3/data/1032/
    http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=nino+kirvalidze&btnG&as_sdt=1,5&as_sdtp
  • Kirvalidze N. (2008). Modern Theories of Grammar (For graduate and postgraduate students of English philology). Tbilisi: Ilia Chavchavadze State University Press. ISBN 978-9941-0-0774-3 (In Georgian).
    http://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=10&q=nino+kirvalidze&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5
    http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/usr/share/eprints3/data/1034/
  •  Kirvalidze N, Kobakhidze Sh. (2006). Metaphorical Thought and Similes in English Fictional Writing. Tbilisi: Ilia Chavchavadze State University Press. ISBN 99940-23-28-4
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    http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/usr/share/eprints3/data/1034/
  • Кирвалидзе, Н. (1989). Семантика и текстообразующие функции анлийских дейктических слов. МОНОГРАФИЯ. Издательство ТГУ. Тбилиси‚ 1989. ISBN 5-511-00361-1 http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/usr/share/eprints3/data/1185/

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Theoretical English Grammar

2014-2015 academic year, autumn semester, bachelor’s level.

  • Text Linguistics

2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, master’s level.

  • Modern Theories of Grammar

2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, master’s level.

  • Anglo-American School of Cognitive Linguistics

2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, master’s level.

  • Text Analysis

2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, master’s level.

  • Modern Linguistic Schools and Research Methodology

2010-2913 academic years, spring semester, doctoral level.

  • An Intruduction to English and American Studies. Module 4:
    Modern Linguistic Schools and Great British and American Scholars.

2007-2009 academic years, autumn semester, bachelor’s level.

  • Linguostylistic Analysis of English Discourse

2004-2006 academic years, autumn semester, master’s level