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Emilia Oswalt is a native of Russia. She holds her Diploma of a Philologist in English Language and Literature and her Ph.D. in Linguistics, which she received from Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg State University now). Her dissertation was based on phonetic studies of language interaction in bilinguals’ speech. As a scholar on IREX program she took a variety of courses on American literature and culture at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.The results of her doctoral and postdoctoral research on language contact and interaction, which she continued at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and Freed-Hardeman University, TN, have been published in various Collections of Linguistics Articles, Linguistics Journals and in Proceedings of Conferences held at universities in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Ufa.She taught ESL (British English), English and Russian Phonetics at Bashkir State University and at St. Petersburg State University. After moving to the USA Dr. Oswalt taught Russian at the University Language Center in Minneapolis; since 2008 she has been teaching Russian at UWEC. One of her hobbies is traveling, and her expertise in translating/interpreting gave her a fabulous opportunity to travel about Europe, learning more about other countries and cultures.