CercleS Online Talks: Focus on the Ukrainian language (now on YouTube)
This webinar is now available on our YouTube channel.
The distinctive features of the Ukrainian language in wider cultural context
Dr. Mariana Burak & Dr. Olena Synchak
School of Ukrainian Language and Culture, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine)
In this webinar, we shall trace a brief history of the Ukrainian language since the 6th century until now. By reading the wall inscriptions and written monuments from the 11th century, we shall recognize the specific features of the Ukrainian language. According to the Konstantyn Tyshchenko’s conception we shall measure the lexical distance between Ukrainian and Russian languages. Besides this difference, we will investigate the effect of russification politics on the Ukrainian language for the last two centuries. Based on Volodymyr Kulyk’s research about language and identity in contemporary Ukraine, we shall discuss the tension between an identity shift and a change in language practice, particularly after the full-scale war with Russia.
Taking into consideration all following, we shall present the past and current activities of the School of Ukrainian language and culture at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv (Ukraine).