Publications

2016
Bockarova M. Understanding Work Group Stress in the Workplace: A Discourse Analytic Approach. In: Case Studies in Discourse Analysis. Munich: Lincom Europa ; 2016.Abstract

In recent years, stress in the workplace has become a paramount concern for both employees and employers alike. The onus to address and lessen said stress has increasingly been put on the employer, thus causing workplace wellness programs to become an important factor when considering potential work opportunities for in-demand professionals (Casserly 2013). This chapter presents a qualitative study of six work group members. The findings suggest that in implementing discourse analysis as a tool to understand workplace stress, human resources staff or third-party consultants may be able to create a cost- and resource-effective supportive workplace environment which encourages employees to be heard. In allowing employee narratives to be acknowledged, workplace stress may be reduced (Lepore, Ragan, and Jones 2000), and productivity may be increased (Allen 2015).

Bockarova M. Does One Truly Need to Belong?: A Case for the Need to Meaningfully Exist. Semiotica. 2016;XX (XX) :XXX.Abstract

Baumeister and Leary's (1995) seminal work on the 'Belonging Hypothesis' proposed an important theory which catalyzed an abundance of research predicated on the hypothesized essential need for humans to establish and preserve interpersonal relationships. However, this premise cannot fully explain certain human phenomena that have historically occurred, including the existence of psychopathology, self-selected seclusion, and unrequited love. Thus, the need to belong is unlikely to be a vital motivation capable of encompassing the needs of all human beings. Instead, this paper proposes the need to meaningfully matter, or, to find meaning within one's life, regardless of one's relation to others, as a primary motivation from which the need to belong emerges.

2015
Bockarova M. The Intersection Between Technology, Mind-Wandering, and Empathy. In: Emotions, Technology, and Behaviors. . Elsevier ; 2015. pp. 47-60.
2014
Bockarova M. On the Implementation of Technology in Education. In: Pedagogy and Edusemiotics: Theoretical Challenges, Practical Opportunities . Vol. 62. 1st ed. Sense Publishers ; 2014. pp. 69-87.Abstract

The rise of mass communications technology has made accessibility to all kinds of information available to virtually everyone in the developed world today. As is well known, the late Marshall McLuhan referred to this world already in the late 1950s as the Global Village (McLuhan, 1962). This has created a veritable dependency on electronic technologies in every sphere of life, including the educational one. This chapter analyzes Nathan, a 9-year old boy with clinical anxiety, in his interaction with technology in the classroom.

2013
Semiotic Analysis for Advertisers & Marketers: An Outline.
Bockarova M, Danesi M. Semiotic Analysis for Advertisers & Marketers: An Outline. . Ottawa: Legas Press; 2013.
2012
Entries on: Daniel Bell, John Fiske, Stuart Hall, Paul Lazarsfield , Marshall McLuhan, Denis McQuail, News Websites, Podcasts, Neil Postman, Social Networking, Video, Virtual Reality
Bockarova M. Entries on: Daniel Bell, John Fiske, Stuart Hall, Paul Lazarsfield , Marshall McLuhan, Denis McQuail, News Websites, Podcasts, Neil Postman, Social Networking, Video, Virtual Reality. In: Encyclopedia of Media and Communication . Vol. 1. 1st ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press ; 2012.
Semiotic and Cognitive Science Essays on the Nature	of Mathematics.
Bockarova M, Danesi M, Nunez R. Semiotic and Cognitive Science Essays on the Nature of Mathematics. . Munich: Lincom Europa; 2012.
2011
Bockarova M, Danesi M. George Lakoff on the Cognitive and Neural Foundation of Mathematics. Fields Notes: Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. 2011;11 (3) :14, 20.
Bockarova M. A Note on Second Language Teaching from the Standpoint of Semiotics. Mosaic. 2011;11 (3) :9-12.