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Alla Zareva

Alla Zareva


PROFESSOR
English Department

Contact Information


Education/Credentials



  • Expertise

    English/Grammar
    linguistics, applied linguistics, syntax, second language acquisition, research methods, L2 lexicon, corpus-based research, academic genre analysis
  • Research Interests

    Second language mental lexicon, lexical research, corpus-based research, genre analysis, prepared oral discourse, student academic presentations
  • 2018: Shining Star, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2015: Shining Star, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Shining Star , Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2006: Morley Scholarship Award, University of Michigan
  • 2004: Graduate Student Research Award, University of Georgia
  • 2003: Graduate Student Research Award, University of Georgia
  • 1999: Graduate Studies Scholarship Award, Open Society (Soros) Foundation
  • 1994: The University of Cambridge (U.K.) Summer School Scholarship Award, The British Council Scholarship
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Watson, S. R.; Judge, S.; Zareva, A. "Creating Teams of Educators to Build the Literacy Skills of English Learners with and without Disabilities" $2,243,896. Federal. 2021 - 2026
    Watson, S. R.; Judge, S.; Zareva, A. "Preparing Teams of Educators to Assess and Instruct English Learners With and Without Disabilities " $2,143,221. Federal. September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2021
    Zareva, A. "Student Use of Corpora for Language Research Purposes" $2,300. Old Dominion University. 2011 - 2012
    Zareva, A. "Comparison of oral and written graduate student discourse" $6,000. Old Dominion University. June, 2010 - August, 2010
    Zareva, A. "Vocabulary size of Bulgarian college students" . Private. February, 2006 - December, 2006