|2014||Head SLA & TEFL Section|
|2013||tenured assistant professor at English Department (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)|
|2012||assistant professor (University of Zadar)|
|2011||scientific associate in TEFL|
|2011||scientific associate in cognitive science|
|2009||PhD in applied (cognitive) linguistics/ SLA|
|2002-present||TEFL and SLA section at English Department|
|2000||postgradute certificate in TEFL (The University of Reading)|
|1996||MA in English Language and Literature|
|1996-2002||English teacher and head of English studies (Aliter)|
cognitive aspects of L2 acquisition and processing; applied cognitive linguistics; cognitive grammar; language and cognition; conceptualization, mental imagery and aspects of construal in the blind.
Application of cognitive linguistics in learning and teaching L2
Learners with special needs: blindness and SLA
Language and cognition: from theory to application
Teaching English as a foreign language
Process of language acquisition
Second language acquisition
Research methodology in FL education
Cognitive grammar and learning/teaching foreign languages
Blindness and second language learning
Member of the following projects:
– English in Croatia (No 0130514)
– Acquisition of English from the early age: analysis of learner language (No 130-1301001-0988)
HDAS – Croatian Association for Anglophone Studies (Current Secretary of HDAS)
– 2008 visiting lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Philosophy, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico (intensive elective courses, international cooperation Zagreb-Mexico City)
– 2006 visiting lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Philosophy, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico (intensive elective courses, international cooperation Zagreb-Mexico City); visiting researcher at the Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Philosophy, UNAM (doctoral research)
– 2005 visiting researcher, UAQ, Querétaro, Mexico (MA research)
– 2004 visiting researcher, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
2011/2012 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship, Cognitive Science Department, Case Western Reserve University
2007 Best student paper of the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (Krakow 2007) (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojevic)
2006 University of Zagreb Award for Promoting International Cooperation (a joint award – members of TEFL and SLA Section, English Department, Faculty of Philosophy )
1. Geld, Renata (coauthored with Ricardo Maldonado): Strategic construal of in and out in English PVs // Language Value, 3 (1), Multiword patterns: considering phrasal verbs and their underlying semantic systems. Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I: Castelló, Spain, 2011, pp. 76-113. http://www.languagevalue.uji.es/index.php/languagevalue
2. Geld, Renata: Topological and lexical determination in English PVs, // Language Value, 3 (1), Multiword patterns: considering phrasal verbs and their underlying semantic systems. Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I: Castelló, Spain, 2011, 49-75. http://www.languagevalue.uji.es/index.php/languagevalue
3. Geld, Renata: Konceptualizacija i vidovi konstruiranja značenja: temeljne kognitivnolingvističke postavke i pojmovi [Conceptualization and aspects of construal: fundamental cognitive linguistic premises and concepts] // Suvremena lingvistika. 62, 2006. pp. 183-211
4. Geld, Renata: Strateško konstruiranje značenja engleskih fraznih glagola [Strategic construal: English particle verbs] // Jezikoslovlje. 7.1-2, 2006. pp. 67-111.
5. Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević): New current relevance in Croatian: epistemic immediacy and the aorist // Cognitive Approaches to Tense, Aspect, and Epistemic Modality / Patard Adeline; Brisard, Frank (eds.). Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011. pp. 159-180.
6. Geld, Renata (coauthored with Stela Letica Krevelj): Centrality of space in the strategic construal of up in English particle verbs // Space and Time in Language // Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija; Buljan, Gabrijela; Bagarić, Vesna; Gradečak-Erdeljić, Tanja (eds.). Frankfurt / New York: Peter Lang Verlag, 2011. pp. 145-166.
7. Geld, Renata (coauthored with Maja Šimunić): A case study of a blind speaker of English as L2 // Cognitive Approaches to English: Fundamental, Methodological, Interdisciplinary an Applied Aspects / Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija; Pavičić Takač, Višnja (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. pp. 403-430.
8. Geld, Renata (coauthored with Snježana Đurđek): Gradience in L2 procesing: the importance of the non-protoypical // Cognitive Approaches to English: Fundamental, Methodological, Interdisciplinary and Applied Aspects / Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija ; Pavičić Takač, Višnja (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. pp. 363-383.
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