Ukrainian in modern Ukrainian society

Ukrainian in modern Ukrainian society: linguistic, historical and sociological aspects. A course by Vasyl Starko at ABZ Jena

The Aleksander Brückner Centre Halle/Jena is happy to offer the following course (Seminar) in April 2021:

Ukrainian in modern Ukrainian society: linguistic, historical and sociological aspects

Course by Vasyl Starko (UKU Lviv), guest lecturer at the Aleksander Brückner Centre for Polish Studies in Jena

NOTE: Knowledge of Ukrainian is not a prerequisite!

There will be a preparatory meeting on March 16th at 4:15 pm on Zoom - please attend if you are interested in taking the course.

The lecturer: Prof. Vasyl Starko is a cognitive linguist, a specialist in Ukrainian corpus linguistics and a pioneer of digital humanities in Ukraine.

When: Preliminary dates for the course are April 9th/10th, 16th/17th, 23th/24th and 30th each with 2 x 90 min, adding up to a full 2 SWS course, with a preparatory meeting on March 16th at 4:15 pm on Zoom (contact details below).

Who and where: The course is aimed at both BA and MA levels, with essay and reading requirements adjusted accordingly. Interested students from Jena, Halle and Leipzig as well as from other universities from all disciplines are invited to take part in the online course.

Tentative plan:

1. Ukrainian and Ukrainians in the Soviet Union.
2. Galicia's role in the formation of Ukrainian.
3. Standardization and unstandardization of Ukrainian.
4. Dictionaries as a mirror of language planning.
5. Multilingual Ukraine: Ukrainian, Russian, and mixtures (surzhyk).
6. Languages and identities in post-Soviet Ukraine.
7. Language policy in modern Ukraine.
8. Language change at the turn of the 21st century.
9. Computational approaches to the study of Ukrainian.
10. Building a corpus of modern Ukrainian: challenges and complexities.

For registration, zoom links and any further questions please write to: nikolaj.popov@uni-jena.de

Further information:
http://www.aleksander-brueckner-zentrum.org/veranstaltungen/detail/datum/2021/02/03/vasyl-starko-ukrainian-in-modern-ukrainian-society/

Prof. Dr. Ruprecht von Waldenfels
Aleksander-Brückner-Zentrum Halle/Jena
Institut für Slawistik und Kaukasusstudien
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
D-07743 Jena

Contact

Nikolaj Popov