Asst. Prof. Renata Geld

 CV

 EDUCATION
2012-2013 Postdoctoral research – Cognitive Science Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
2009 Ph.D. in English (applied) linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2000 Postgraduate Certificate in TEFL – Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Reading, United Kingdom
1996 M.Ed. in English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
 PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2014-present Chair – TEFL and SLA Section, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNIZG
2014 -present Deputy Director – Doctoral Program in Foreign Language Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNIZG
2013-present Tenured Assistant Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNIZG
2015-2016 Visiting professor – University of Rijeka, Croatia
2012-2013 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Science Department, Case Western Reserve University, USA
2011-2012 Visiting professor – University of Zadar, Croatia
2009-2013 Postdoctoral researcher in TEFL and SLA Section, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNIZG
2002-2009 Teaching and research assistant, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
2002-2009 Head of Studies, Aliter, The English Language School for Adults
1997-2002 English teacher, Aliter, The English Language School for Adults

TEACHING
Graduate courses
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (2009-present)
English Language Teaching Methodology (2012-2015)
Second Language Acquisition (for single-major students 2012-2015)
Process of Language Acquisition (for double-major students, 2012-2015)
Glottodidactics (for single-major students, 2012-2015)
EFL Practicum (I, II and III, for single- and double-major students, 2009-present)
Language and Cognition: From Theory to Application (2010-2011)
Applied Cognitive Linguistics: Learning and Teaching English as L2 (2010-present)
Learners with Special Needs: Visual Impairment and L2 Learning (2010-present)

Doctoral-program courses (Doctoral Program in Foreign Language Education)
Research Methodology in FL Education (2014-present)
Blindness and Second/Foreign Language Learning (2014-present)
Cognitive Grammar in Learning and Teaching Second/Foreign Languages (2014-present)

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE
M.ED. supervision
(over 40 M.Ed. theses supervised, participated in over 50 M.Ed. committees)
Ph.D. supervision
1) “Schematicity and learnability in the acquisition of Present Perfect in the EFL Learning Setting” (Tea Glavaš, PhD, Doctoral Program in FL Education
2) “Cross-language priming: Evidence from Croatian-English bilinguals with different second language proficiency levels” (Irena Bogunović, Postgraduate Program in Language and Cognitive Neuroscience)

Ph.D. supervision (in progress)
1) “Measuring foreign language aptitude in young learners” (Jasenka Čengić, Doctoral Program in FL Education)
2) “Activation of strategies in learning English nouns in young Croatian learners” (Mihajla Ćavar Portolan, Doctoral Program in FL Education)

AWARDS AND HONORS
2013    Top 20 Young Scientists – awarded by the Croatian Ministry of Education, Science and Sports

2007  Best Young Scholar Paper, the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Krakow, Poland (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević) 

2006   University of Zagreb Award for Promoting International Cooperation (a joint award with Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović and Marta Medved Krajnović)

GRANTS
Principle investigator
2017    Strategies in vocabulary acquisition in relation to development of phonological representations in first and second language (Croatian and Arabic – L1, English – L2) –

2016  Interactions between development of lexical and phonological representations in first and second language (Croatian L1, Arabic L1, English L2)

2015  Interactions between development of lexical and phonological representations in first and second language (Croatian L1 – English L2)

2015   Strategic Meaning Construal in the Blind (carried out with the support of Centre for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Zagreb, Croatia)

2014    Specific Aspects of Meaning Construal in Visually impaired and Blind Learners of English

RESEARCH PRIOR TO INDEPENDENT GRANTS
Member
1)  English in Croatia (No 0130514), national/international
2) Acquisition of English from the early age: analysis of learner language (No 130-1301001-0988), national/international level
3)  Pronunciation of the glocal variety of the English language in Croatia, national

INVITED TALKS, PLENARIES AND COLLOQIA (selected)
2017   “Strategic thinking, learning, and meaning construal” (25th Annual Croatian Association of Teachers of English Conference, Šibenik, Croatia)

2017    “Interplay between social and individual factors in teaching students with disabilities and special needs in higher education” (International conference: From Theory to Practice in Languages for Specific Purposes, Zagreb, Croatia)

2016    “Aims and techniques of classroom observation: what we need to know before learning from other teachers“ (College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, November 2016)

2016   “Learning and teaching grammar as a meaningful cognitively-motivated system” (College of Eucation, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, March 2016)

2015   “Multimodality in second-language offline processing”, (Cognitive Science Department, Case Western Reserve University, USA, March 2015)

2014    “Salience and Situatedness in the Language of the Blind” (Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), Querétaro, Mexico, April 2014)

2014    “Linguistic meaning construal in the language of the blind” (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, April 2014)

2013    “Assessing writing” (5th Symposium for Teachers of Croatian, Vodice, Croatia, September 2013)

2012    “Textbooks in foreign language teaching” (Textbooks in Croatia – investment for the future of return into the past, symposium organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatia, August 2012)

2012    “Strategic construal of in and out in English particle verbs” (Institute of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, April 2012)


PUBLICATIONS
book
(co-edited with Stela Letica Krevelj): UZRT 2016 Empirical Studies in Applied Linguistics, Zagreb: FF Press.

Referred Journal Articles (selected)

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Matesuz Milan Stanojević): “Topologically biased construal in offline processing: the case of up and down in the language of the blind.” 2016. Suvremena lingvistika [Contemporary Linguistics]. 42. 1-25.

Geld, Renata:“Investigating meaning construal in the language of the blind: a cognitive linguistic perspective.” 2014. Suvremena lingvistika [Contemporary Linguistics]. 77. 27-59.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Ricardo Maldonado): “Strategic construal of in and out in English PVs.” 2011. Language Value, 3 (1), Multiword patterns: considering phrasal verbs and their underlying semantic systems. Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I: Castelló, Spain. 76-113. 

Geld, Renata: “Topological and lexical determination in English PVs.”  2011. Language Value, 3 (1), Multiword patterns: considering phrasal verbs and their underlying semantic systems. Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I: Castelló, Spain. 49-75.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević): The dative in Croatian as a dominion phenomenon.” 2008. Études Cognitive 8. 95- 108.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević): Reading comprehension: statistical analysis for primary and secondary schools.” 2007. Metodika. 8. 160-172.

Geld, Renata: Konceptualizacija i vidovi konstruiranja značenja: temeljne kognitivnolingvističke postavke i pojmovi” [Conceptualization and aspects of construal: fundamental cognitive linguistic premises and concepts]. 2006. Suvremena lingvistika. 62. 183-211.

Geld, Renata: Strateško konstruiranje značenja engleskih fraznih glagola” [Strategic construal: English particle verbs] 2006. Jezikoslovlje. 7.1-2. 67-111.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović): Mjesto i uloga engleskog jezika u životu četverogodišnjeg hrvatskog djeteta”  [The place and role of English in the life of a four-year-old Croatian child] 2006. Dijete i jezik. 2006. Edited by Vodopija, Irena. Osijek : Visoka učiteljska škola, Sveučilište u Osijeku.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević): “Current relevance: a cognitive account”. 2005. Glossos 6.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović): “English in Croatia Today: Opportunities for Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition” 2002-2003. Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia. XLVII-XLVIII (2002-2003) ; 335-352.

Book Chapters (selected)
Geld, Renata (coauthored with Iva Gugo):
“Frequency and Type of Gesture in the Blind and the Sighted in L1 and L2“. In UZRT 2016 Empirical Studies in Applied Linguistics. Edited by Krevelj Letica, Stela; Renata Geld. Zagreb: FF Press, 2017, pp. 127-138.

Geld, Renata: “What vocabulary networks reveal about young learners’ language“. In A New Dynamics of Primary English. Edited by Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena; Marta Medved Krajnović. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2015, pp. 149-173.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz-Milan stanojević & Tomislav Tadić): “Uloga konceptualne metafore u poučavanju vokabulara kod videćih i slijepih učenika engleskoga jezika” [The role of conceptual metaphor in teaching vocabulary to sighted and blind learners of English] In Metafore koje istražujemo: suvremeni uvidi u konceptualnu metaforu  [Metaphors we research: contemporary insights into conceptual metaphor]. Edited by Mateusz-Milan Stanojević, Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2014. pp. 255-282.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Mateusz Milan Stanojević): New current relevance in Croatian: epistemic immediacy and the aorist”. In Cognitive Approaches to Tense, Aspect, and Epistemic Modality. Edited by Patard, Adeline; Brisard, Frank. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011. pp. 159-180.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Stela Letica Krevelj): Centrality of space in the strategic construal of up in English particle verbs”. In Space and Time in Language. Edited by Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija; Buljan, Gabrijela; Bagarić, Vesna; Gradečak-Erdeljić, Tanja. Frankfurt / New York: Peter Lang Verlag, 2011. pp. 145-166.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Maja Šimunić): A case study of a blind speaker of English as L2”. In Cognitive Approaches to English: Fundamental, Methodological, Interdisciplinary an Applied Aspects. Edited by Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija; Pavičić Takač, Višnja. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. pp. 403-430.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Snježana Đurđek): Gradience in L2 procesing: the importance of the non-protoypical”. In Cognitive Approaches to English: Fundamental, Methodological, Interdisciplinary and Applied Aspects. Edited by Brdar, Mario; Omazić, Marija ; Pavičić Takač, Višnja. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. pp. 363-383.

Geld, Renata (coauthored with Irena Zovko Dinković): Perfectives, imperfectives and the Croatian present tense”. In Cognitive Paths into the Slavic Domain. Edited by Divjak, Dagmar; Kochanska, Agata. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007. pp. 111-148.

For full bibliography see:
   http://beta.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/249824?w_mentor=1

   http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=249824&lang=EN (old link)

Editorial work and review boards
– Editor-in-chief for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (FF Press – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Press, UNIZG)
– referee/reviewer for journal Strani jezici [Foreign Languages]
– referee/reviewer for Croatian Applied Linguistics Conferences
– referee/reviewer for TESL-EJ
– referee/reviewer for Linguistica (Slovenia)

Member of organizing committee
2016    University of Zagreb Round Table – Empirical Studies in Applied Linguistics. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2014  Croatian Applied Linguistics Conference “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism”. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2013    Societas Linguistica Europea Conference, University of Split, Croatia

2013   Croatian Applied Linguistics Conference “Standards and Sociolects in the 21st Century”, University of Zagreb & University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2012    Croatian Applied Linguistics Conference “Language as Information”. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Member
Croatian Applied Linguistic Society (CALS)
America Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Croatian Association of Teachers of English (HUPE)