I am engaged in research in the fields of cognitive linguistics, media linguistics, critical discourse analysis, multimodal communication analysis of Russian and international media. My interests range from viewpoint construction in media discourse and multimodal communication, analysis of co-speech gesture, metaphor, counter-factuality and parody to the use of cognitive linguistic methods in interdisciplinary research and interdisciplinary learning in social sciences and humanities.
Pleshakova, A. (2014), Strike, Accident, Risk, and Counterfactuality: Hidden Meanings of the Post-Soviet Russian News Discourse of the Nineties via Conceptual Blending. Language and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language and Cognitive Science. Vol. 6, issue 3, September 2014, pp. 301-306. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pleshakova, A. (2010), Werewolves in Epaulettes, in: F. Parril, V. Tobin, M. Turner (eds.). ‘Meaning, Form, and Body’. CSLI, Stanford. 2010.