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Background

Publications
C.V.
Research
Selected Articles

L. S. Vygotsky
A. R. Luria
A. N. Leontiev
A. A. Leontiev
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Dot's Background Information

Short, selected C. V.
Dr. Dorothy (Dot) Robbins
Professor of German, Emeritus
University of Central Missouri
dot.robbins@gmail.com

Education

1982   

University of Frankfurt, Germany. Doktor der Philosophie.
Area: second language acquisition and international education.
Written and defended in German. Supervisor: Gert Solmecke.

1981

London University, England. Visiting Scholar. Applied Linguistics and TESOL under H.G. Widdowson and Chris Brumfit; sociolinguistics under Basil Bernstein.

1975

University of Heidelberg, Germany. “Zertifikat” in GermanLanguage, Literature, Culture.

1970

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas. B. A. inSociology and Philosophy.

 

 

Work Experience

September 2008

retirement from the University of Central Missouri

2008-1999

Full-Professor at University of Central Missouri

2003-2004

Sabbatical, Moscow, Russia

1999

Senior Fulbright Fellow of Applied Linguistics at Tolstoy Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures in Moscow, Russia.

1998-1988 

Assistant, later Associate Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Central Missouri. German and Spanish.

(1993-92) 

sabbatical  Visiting Lecturer of TESOL, Applied Linguistics, American Studies at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

 

 

Books

2008

Together with Vladislav Lektorsky, editors of a series of books called Perspectives in Non-Classical Russian Psychology. Nova Science Publishers.First book: Problems of Developmental Instruction: A Theoretical and Experimental Psychological Study. V. V. Davydov, translated by Peter Moxhay.

2004

A. R. Luria and Contemporary Psychology: Festschrift Celebrating the Centennial of the Birth of Luria. Editors: T. Akhutina, J. Glozman, L. Moskovich, D. Robbins. New York: Nova Science.

2003

Vygotsky’s and A. A. Leontiev’s Semiotics and Psycholinguistics: Applications for Education, Second Language Acquisition, and Theories of Language. CT: Praeger Publishers.

2002

Voices within Vygotsky’s non-classical psychology: Past, present, future. Co-editor with Anna Stetsenko. New York: Nova Science.

2001

Vygotsky’s psychology-philosophy: A metaphor for language theory and learning. New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers.

 

 

Journal Issues (Guest Editor)

2007

Guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, In Memory of L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934), letters he wrote from 1926-1934. Vol. 45/2, March-April.

2007

Guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, on A. A. Puzyrei. Between the Scylla of Naturalism and Charybdis of Technicism: Vygotsky and the Third Way of Psychology. Vol. 45/1, January-February.

2006

Guest editor of two special issues of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, on A. A. Leontiev. Beyond Barriers: Activity, Culture, Language Personality: In Memory of A. A. Leontiev. Vol. 44/3, May-June 2006, and Vol. 44/4, July-August 2006.

2005

Guest editor of three special issues of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, A. N. Leontiev’s Creative Path, Vol. 43/3, May-June 2005; Vol. 43/4, July-August, 2005; Vol. 43/5, September-October, 2005.

2004

Guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, on L. I. Bozhovich, one of the closest workers of Vygotsky. Vol. 42/4.

 

 

Chapters in books:

2007

Invited chapter titled “A. A. Leontiev’s Non-Classical Psycholinguistics.” In R. Alanen and S. Pöyhönen (Eds.), Language in Action: L.S. Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacies today. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007

Invited chapter titled “An Introduction to L. S. Vygotsky’s and A. A. Leontiev’s Non-Classical Psychology related to Second Language Acquisition. Diana Rumpite (Ed.) FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes) Handbook. Titled Innovations in Language Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural Context. Riga, Latvia: Izglitibas soli.  

2003

Ъудущее вкладa. A. R. Луриа ь aмериканскую приклную социокулътурную лингвистику (A. R. Luria’s future contributions of American sociocultural applied linguistics). In T. V. Akhutina and J. M. Glozman (Eds.), Alexander Luria and Psychology of the twenty-first century (in Russian)(pp. 45-54). Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Smysl.”

   

Articles (some of these articles have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian):

2007

Invitation by Wolfgang Jantzen to write an article titled “Semiotics of Thinking and Speech” for a German encyclopedia called Enzyklopädisches Handbuch der Behindertenpädagogik.

2007

Critical Review of Sociocultural Theory: Redefining L. S. Vygotsky’s Non-Classical Psychology. International Pragmatics, Vol. 4, Nr. 1. pp. 85-97.

2005

Применение Метафоры в Неклассической Теории Языка Л С Выготского (Generalized Metaphors in the non-Classical Theories of L. A. Vygotsky). In ВопросыФилософии (Questions in Philosophy)–Nr. 9, pp. 122-131.

2005

Generalized Holographic Visions of Language in Vygotsky, Luria, Pribram, Eisenstein, and Volosinov. Intercultural Pragmatics, 2/1, 25-39.

2005

Entendiendo la Metapsicología de Vigotsky. Eeclecta: Revista de Psicología General. Vol. III/9-10. pp. 16-20. San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

2004

Aleksej Alekseevich goodbye…Invited thoughts on the death of my mentor, A. A. Leontiev. Invitation from Wolfgang Jantzen, in Mitteilungen der Luria Gesellschaft (Reports from the Luria Society), 4-5.

2003

Vygotsky’s Non-classical Dialectical Metapsychology. Journal for the Theory     of Social Behaviour. Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 303-312.

2003

Understanding Vygotsky’s Non-Classical Metapsychology. Jornal de Pscicologia, Vol. 3, Nr. 9. Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

Editorial Board

2009

Journal of Russian and East European Psychology

 

 

Recognition

2010

Who’s Who in the World, 27th Edition

2009

Who’s Who in America, 63rd Edition           

2009

Who’s Who in America

2008-2009

Who's Who of American Women (50th Anniversary)

2008

Who’s Who in American Women, 26th Edition

2006-2007 

Who’s Who in American Women, 25th Edition.

2004-2005

Who’s Who in American Education. 6th Edition.

2004   

Who’s Who in America. 58th Edition. 

2000  

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Nominated by a former student: Nanie Ecker.

1998

Who's Who Among America’s Teachers. Nominated by a former student, Michele Turner Cabrera

   

Conferences

2009

10th International Vygotsky Memorial Conference. Moscow. International Coordinator.

2009

2nd International Vygotsky Summer School. June 19-28, 2009. International Coordinator.

2009

International Linguistic Association. New York. Paper: Non-Classical Approaches to Traditional vs. Imaginative Methods in Foreign Language Methodology: University Undergraduate Level German Course. April 3-5, 2009.

2008

International Society for Cultural and Activity Research. San Diego. Paper: Dynamic “Developmental” Assessment viewed Metatheoretically through the Zones of Potential Development (ZsPD).September 9-13, 2008.

2008

Performing the World. New York. October 2-5, 2008.

2008

9th International Vygotsky Memorial Conference. Moscow.  Invited introductory speaker. Paper: Introduction to Non-Classical Psychology. November 17-20, 2008.