Gesine Argent

Princess Dashkova Russian Centre Manager and Research Associate


I began my research career in Russian linguistic culture with postgraduate study of language attitudes in post-Soviet Russia, analysing metadiscourse in print media on perceived foreign language influences on Russian, especially from English.

After defending my thesis on metadiscourse in the Russian media at the University of Edinburgh, I joined the AHRC-funded project 'The History of the French Language in Russia' at the University of Bristol as a postdoctoral research fellow. My role concerned the integration of historical sociolinguistic enquiry into the project. I specialised in the study of language attitudes expressed in published and unpublished historical sources.

In 2017, I joined the University of Edinburgh as the Centre Manager and research associate at the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre.

Undergraduate teaching

Russian Grammar 1B

Russian Grammar 2

Translation/Writing 2

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Past PhD students supervised

Jessica Tipton (University of Bristol, 2017): "Multilingualism in the Russian nobility|: a case study on the Vorontsov family (mid-1700 to mid-1800)"

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