Maria Polski

Maria Polski received her Ph.D. in Linguistics at Moscow Lomonosov University. At East-West University she teaches Linguistics and Humanities. Her research interests include theory of culture (the structure, growth and selection of cultural phenomena), communication theory (the structure, growth and accumulation of communication media, and the influence of medium on audience), and introducing the Anglophone scholarly community to the Russian tradition of studying culture and communication. Dr. Polski is an Associate Professor, and currently serves as the Director of the English and Communication Program.Contact:


Rozhdestvensky THEORY OF RHETORIC table of contents

Rozhdestvensky GENERAL PHYLOLOGY table of contents

Rozhdestvensky General Language Studies ch1

Rozhdestvensky, Introduction to the study of Culture, Intro and ch 1

Rozhdestvensky, Language Theory and the Problem of Language Development


Polski, M. Does new technology bring new art? Conference Talk. Media Ecology Association, Moraga, CA, June 24, 2017

Polski, M., Biyashev, I. and Gorman, L. Proverbs and the Digital Age. Media Ecology Association Conference. Denver, CO. 2015

Polski, M. and Gorman, L. Teaching Media Ecology Russian Style. Explorations in Media Ecology, 2015.

Polski, M. Media Ecology – Art or Techne?. Media Ecology Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI 2013

Polski, M. and Gorman, L. Responding to Humanoid Robots. Explorations in Media Ecology. 2013.

Polski, M. Review of the essay on Herman and Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent for the Literature of Propaganda, The Gale Group (Cengage Learning). 2012.

Maydanchik, B. and Polski, M. On some issues in the study of technological progress in relation to all aspects of culture.Proceedings of the Russian Engineering Academy. 2012

Maydanchik, B and Polski, M. Безопасность общества и культура личности (из опыта США) [Safety in society and the culture of individuals (some practices of the USA)] Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on the Problems of Safety of Modern Societies. Ekaterinburg, Russia. June 2012

Polski, M. and Gorman, L. A Triumph vs. a Vortex: Yuri Rozhdestvensky vs. Marshall McLuhan. Explorations in Media Ecology, 10:3+4. 2012. pp. 263-278

Polski, M. “Theory of Language in the Information Age: Marshall McLuhan and Yuri Rozhdestvensky” Conference talk, AATSEEL, Pasadena, CA 2011

Polski, M. and Biyashev, I. The Evolutionary Value of Ovid’s The Art of Love: Prestige, Mating, and Outsmarting Fellow Humans. Conference talk. ACTC New Haven, CT, 2011

Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Through the looking glass: examining the curriculum in a Russian weekend school to understand Russian immigrant identity”. Conference talk. Russian Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010.

Polski, M. “Who Wrote the Bible – pedagogy of discomfort conference talk” ACTC 2009

Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Parents’ perspectives on the role of community in children’s learning.” Thresholds in Education Vol. XXXV No 4, 2009.

Polski, M. “Proverbs as the Ultimate Communication Theory” based on Rozhdestvensky communication theory. Conference talk, ACTC, Plymuth, MA 2008

Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Novogodnee Predstavlenie: Developing Culturally Authentic Ways to Support Learning of the Russian Immigrant Children”. Conference talk MWERA, Columbus, OH, 2008.

Polski, M. “Identity Formation and Public Selves “conference talk CCCC New York, NY 2007,

Polski, M. “Different Cultures, Similar Issues”, Conference talk ACTC 2006:

Polski, M. “The Law of Non-Destruction and Accumulation of Culture”, based on Rozhdestvensky theory of culture; conference talk, M/MLA, Chicago, IL 2006

Polski, M. “Genre Theory of Yuri Rozhdestvensky” conference talk; CCCC, San Francisco, CA 2005

Polski, M “Educating in the age of multiple genres and textures of speech”. Conference talk; M/MLA, St. Luis, MO, 2004

Polski, M. Easy Ways to Teach Modals: Infinitives and Modals, Daley College ESL Faculty Development Conference. Chicago, IL, 2001

Polski, M. Continuity and Change in the Secondary Education of Circumpolar Peoples of the Russian Federation. Project funded by a grand from George Soros Foundation, Moscow, Russia and Chicago, IL, 1997-2000

Skrebneva [Polski], M. “Methods of Teaching a Native Language; Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language; Methods of Physical Training. Comparison of Approaches in Three Disciplines Russian Philology News, Moscow, Russia 1994

Skrebneva, M. “Inclusion of Physical Culture Terminology in General Language Dictionaries. Comparison of French, English and Russian Traditions”. Terminology Studies, Moscow, Russia, 1994

Skrebneva, M. “Terminology Used in Teaching Physical Culture. Training Methodology Reflected in the System of Terms. Based on the Analysis of Physical Culture Thesaurus of National Institute of Physical Culture”. Terminology Studies, Moscow, Russia, 1993