by Andriy Danylenko

Invited Lectures

2010 “Ukrainian among languages of Europe: Grammaticalization, replication, and migration”, Linguistics Colloquium, Mainz University (Germany), April 23, 2010

2009 “The Ukrainian Bible, the Polish uprising and imperial Russian censorship in 1863”, Seminar, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University (Sapporo), July 23, 2009

2009 “‘To be’ or ‘to have’ or, is Ukrainian a transitional languages?”, Slavic seminar, Kyoto University, July 10, 2009

2009 “The East Slavic ‘have’: between the be- and have-patterning”, Slavic seminar, Tokyo University, June 19, 2009

2009 “The Gospels in Vernacular Ukrainian: contrasting the language programs of Pantelejmon Kulish (1871) and Antin Kobyljans’kyj (1874, 1877)”, Seminar in Ukrainian Studies, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, February 23, 2008

2008 “Mykhajlo Luchkaj – a dissident forerunner of literary Rusyn?”, Seminar Speaker, Seminar in Ukrainian Studies, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, February 25, 2008

2008 “From Pamvo Berynda (1627) to Luka Kishka (1722): A relapse from script- to language-switching”, Seminar Speaker, Early Slavists Seminar, Harvard University, March 14, 2008

2006 A series of lectures and presentations within the session “Belarus’ Borderlands: History, Culture, Language”, Center for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East Central Europe, Warsaw University, November 26-December 1, 2006

2006 “Prostaja molva/Ruthenian: A Domestic Legacy or an Export of the Lutheran Reformation?”, Seminar Speaker, Seminar in Ukrainian Studies, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, October 16, 2006

2006 “On the name Rus’ in the Arabic Records”, Seminar Speaker, Early Slavists Seminar, Harvard University, February 10, 2006

2005 “About the Balalajka, Church Organ, and Common Russian” (delivered in Ukrainian), Ukrainian Free Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S., New York, November 18, 2005

2005 “On the Language Program of Oleksandr Potebnja”, Dyson Research Group, Pace University, December 6, 2005

2003 “Oleksander Potebnja and Linguistic Nationalism”, Seminar Speaker, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, April 11, 2003

1999 “The Old Ukrainian Instrumental vs. Genitive”, Seminar Speaker, Linguistics Discussion Group, Penn State University, November 10, 1999.

1997            “On the Internal-Historical Periodization of the Ukrainian Language”, Seminar Speaker, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, April 7, 1997

Role in Academic Community

Among my major achievements is participation as a member of the national delegation in the 14th Congress of Slavists in Ohrid, Macedonia, 2008. This is the most prestigious venue with a highly selective participation of the representatives from across the world since the first Congress, which was held in Prague in 1929 (for my chapter in the volume of American Contributions to the 14th Congress of Slavists).

In general, internationalization and globalization is typical of my research activities which, as an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, I try to coordinate with my colleagues at Harvard University and other institutions, including the Institute of the Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine. I serve on editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals such as Ukrainska mova (Ukrainian Language), Ukrajina Moderna (Modern Ukraine), Naukovyj zbirnyk Xarkivs’koho istorychno-filolohichnoho tovarystva (Proceedings of the Kharkiv Historical and Philological Society) all based in Ukraine. I am a long-time reader and reviewer for a number of North American and European scholarly publications and publishing houses such as Slavic and East European Journal (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages) (USA), Journal of Ukrainian Studies (Canada), Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute Publications (USA), Canadian Slavonic Papers (Canada), Ukrajina moderna (Ukraine).

I have been serving as a reviewer for FWF, Fond zur Fördering der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (‘Fund for Furthering Scholarly Research’), Austria. This is the major governmental Fund in Austria which can be compared with the National Endowment for Humanities, an independent federal agency of the US dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs .

Since 2000 I have been active as a reviewer (in language and linguistics) and advisor to the Humanities Program in Belarus’, Russia, and Ukraine at the American Council of Learned Societies, a private federation of seventy national scholarly organizations, which the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

 

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

During my academic career I was awarded several prestigious Fellowships held in different countries (USA, Japan, Austria, Poland). I am particularly proud of my cooperation with Harvard University starting with 1997, which I spent as J. William Fulbright Fellow at the Ukrainian Research Institute. I also spent the 2008 spring semester as a Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow at the same institution, and subsequently became Research Associate thereof. Among other significant fellowships, I would like to mention my tenure as a Foreign Scholar Fellow at Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University (Japan) in 2009.

I have also obtained several publications grants. For instance, my latest book Slavica et Islamica (Munich, 2006) was co-sponsored by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Ukrainian Studies Fund, Inc. (USA), and the Scholarly Research Committee of Dyson College.

I received several scholarly awards. In 2006, I received the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (USA) Publication Prize for the best article, ‘From G to H and again to G in Ukrainian: between the West European and Byzantine Tradition?’ published in Die Welt der Slaven 50 (2005). In 2007, another article of mine, ‘Prostaja mova, kitab and Polissian standard’ published in Die Welt der Slaven, 51 (2006), was awarded by the North American Association for Belarusian Studies the 2007 Zora Kipel Prize for the best article in Belarusian Studies.

I am presenting in Ohrid, Macedonia, 2008 (Details)

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Conference Presentations

The list of my scholarly presentations at conferences  will help the reader in understanding better the scope of my research interests and the importance of my earlier investigations:

2010 “From acculturation to hybridization: Ukrainian and Russian in contact”, New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11-15 April 2010.

2009 “Analytic Tense Forms in Southwest Ukrainian”, Panel “Ukrainian Linguistics”, 41st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Mass., November 12-15, 2009.

2008 “On Ukrainian translations of George Y. Shevelov’s works” (in Ukrainian), Conference dedicated to the 100-anniversary of George Y. Shevelov, The Free Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc., New York, December 7, 2008.

2008 “…is farsijskōhō na ruśkij jezik”: Script and Language Choice in Medieval Ruthenia”, International Symposium on Translation and Tradition in Slavic, Columbia University, September 27-28, 2008.

2008 “The New Ukrainian Standard Language of 1798: Tradition vs. Innovation”, XIV International Congress of Slavists, Ohrid (Macedonia), September 10-16, 2008.

2008 ‘Myxajlo Lučkaj (1789-1843) and the Language Question in Subcarpathian Rus’’, Panel “Language Questions in Galicia and Ruthenia”, The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge University, UK, March 29-31, 2008.

2007 “Myxajlo Andrella in Ukrainian literary space”, Roundtable “Languages, Literary Cultures, and Identities in the Ruthenian/Ukrainian Lands”, 39th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15-18, 2007; organizer of the roundtable.

2007 “The Rusyn language on the threshold of modernity: breaking out of the all-Ukrainian paradigm”, Panel “Contested Ethnicities and languages in the Slavic World”, 39th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15-18, 2007.

2007 “The Emergence of New Literary Ukrainian in East Ukraine: an Experiment in the Wrong Time and Place?”, Panel “New Standard Ukrainian: Breaking through the Limits of the old Literary Tradition”, The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge University, UK, March 31-April 2, 2007; organizer of the panel.

2006 “Ukrainian and Purism”, Roundtable “Ukrainian Language in the 20th Century: History of a Linguicide”, 38th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., November 16-18, 2006.

2006 “Impersonal Constructions With the Accusative Case in Lithuanian and Slavic”,

International Committee of Slavists, Symposium “Baltic Languages, Slavic Languages: Contact, Confrontation, Comparison”, Institut National des Langues et Civilizations Orientales, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, April 21-22, 2006.

2005 “Prostaja Mova and Polissian Standard”, Roundtable “Ruthenian – lingua Ruthena – ruska mova: Language, Literacy, Text”, 37th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 3-6, 2005; organizer of the roundtable.

2005 “Ukrainian Orthography”, Panel on Sociolinguistics, ACLS Annual Regional Meeting of the Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, Kharkov, Ukraine, October 19-21, 2005.

2005 “The Greek Accusative vs. the “New Slavic Accusative” in the Impersonal Environment”, Workshop on Indo-European Linguistics, 17th International Congress on Historical linguistics, Madison, Wisconsin, July 31-August, 2005.

2005 “On the Language of Early Lithuanian Manuscripts”, Panel on Slavic Studies, 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., May 5-6, 2005; organizer of the panel.

2004 “Shall We Ever Close Pandora’s Orthographic Box?” Roundtable “111 Years of Ukrainian Orthographic Proposals: Some Recurring Issues”, 36th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, MA, USA, December 4-7, 2004.

2004 “Urmane Among Other Nordic Peoples in the Primary Chronicle”, Symposium “Linguistic and Cultural Cross-Currents in the Slavic Orthodox World (X-XVI Centuries)”, Slavic Department and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, May 14, 2004.

2004 “Urmane and Varjagi in the Primary Chronicle”, Panel on Slavic Studies, 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., May 5-9, 2004.

2004 “From g to h and again to g in Ukrainian: Between the West European and Byzantine tradition?” 49th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, March 19-21, 2004. Presentation repeated at Roundtable “How Does Transliteration Reflect National Identity: The Case of Ukrainian”, IX Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, April 15-17, 2004.

2003 “On the East Slavic Ethnogenesis” (delivered in Ukrainian), 22nd Annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 16-21, 2003.

2003 “Forms in -to and -no in East Slavic Dialects: A Challenge for Indo-Europeanists?”, Panel “Diachronical Linguistics”, 48th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association, New York University, April 4-6, 2003.

2003 “Evolutionary Biology and Australian Ethnocentrism: Some Ideas Apropos George Y. Shevelov’s Linguistics”, Roundtable “George Shevelov’s Ukrainian Phonology – In Memoriam”, VIII Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, April 3-5, 2003.

2002 “Syntactic calques in the Linguistic Theory of George Y. Shevelov”, Roundtable “Can Linguistic Interference Be Reversed? Russian Calques in Ukrainian from the Soviet Period”, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, New York, December 27-30, 2002.

2002 “Russian and English Interference: Which is Melior Pars?”, Panel “New Dilemmas for the Ukrainian Language: Russian and English Linguistic Interference”, 34th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, November 21-24, 2002.

2002 “Language in Culture and Culture in Language”, Roundtable “A Multifaceted Analysis of Contemporary Ukrainian Culture: Music, Literature, Art, and Language”, 24th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, November 21-24, 2002.

2002 Chair of the Roundtable “Political, Social, and Linguistic Implications of Surzhyk in Ukraine Today”, VII Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, April 11-13, 2002.

2001 “Ukrainian Language in Oleksander Potebnja’s Linguistics: A Case of Scholarly Inconsistency or Inconsistent Nationalism?”, Panel “Western European Thought in Nineteenth-Century Ukraine”, 23rd National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Crystal City, Va., November 15-18, 2001.

2001 “Ukrainian Euphony in Theory and Practice”, Roundtable “Current Ukrainian: Rules versus Usage”, 23rd National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Crystal City, Va., November 15-18, 2001.

2001 “The East-Slavic ‘habere’: A Developmental Scenario”, 13th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, November 9-10, 2001.

2001 “Identity in Ukrainian Linguistics: In Quest of Europeanism”, Panel “Identity in Ukraine”, 6th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, April 5-7, 2001.

2000 “The Ukrainian Diaspora’s Contribution to Linguistic Studies: A Belated Contest Between Ethnographism and Europeanism?”, 6th World Congress for Central and East European Studies, Tampere (Finland), July 29 – August 3, 2000.

2000 “Russian čto za, Polish co za, Ukrainian ščo za, etc. “was für ein”: A Case of Contact-Induced or Parallel Change?”, International Conference: “Languages in the Grand Duchy of Lithuanian and in the Modern Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Migration of Words, Expressions and Ideas”, Budapest (Hungary), April 5-7, 2000.

1998 “George Y. Shevelov as a Linguist”, Key-note Speaker, Symposium in Honor of George Y. Shevelov, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, October 16, 1998.

1997 “Predicative Cases in Ukrainian” (delivered in Ukrainian), 16th Annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 20-25, 1997.

Participant in numerous conferences in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and Hungary.

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