The Department of General Linguistics

  • About the Department
  • History of the department
  • Employees
  • Teaching materials
  • Lecturers' schedule
  • News


Chairperson, Professor (by-worker)Florij BATSEVYCHChairperson, Professor (by-worker)
ProfessorSolomija BukProfessor
Associate ProfessorLarysa HONTARUKAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorSvitlana HRYHORUKAssociate Professor
LecturerOksana YasinovskaLecturer

Lecturers' schedule

Teaching materials

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Buk S. Osnovy statystychnoi linhvistyky: Navchal’no-metodychnyi posibnyk/ Vidp. Red. Prof. F. S. Batsevych. Vydavnychyi tsentr LNU imeni Ivana Franka, 2008. 124 s. / Buk S. Fundamentals of statistical linguistics: Textbook/ Resp. Ed. Prof. F. Batsevych. Ivan Franko Lviv National University Publishing Center, 2008. P. 124)
Matsyuk Halyna.Multicultural Aspects of Names and Naming in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: The Thematic Group “the Names of New Saints” //Names and Naming/ Multicultural Aspects. Ed. Oliviu Felecan, Alina Bughesiu. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021. Co-author.
Sociolinguistics. Integrative research direction. Academic discipline. Collective monograph. Lviv, 2021. – 280 p. Ed. Halyna Matsyuk (in the Ukrainian language).
Matsyuk Halyna. A course towards the Ukrainianization of the church. Why was it ineffective in the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UNR) 1917-1918? / / Language in Society: Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics / Ed. Halyna Matsyuk, Irena Mytnik, Olena Novikova. Part 1 – Warsaw-Lviv-Munich, Wydawnictwo KUL.-2019 (in the Ukrainian language).
Matsyuk Halyna. Security dimention of modern education and new requirements for the content of linguistics disciplines at the philological faculties of higher education institutions// Strategic directions of development of modern linguodidactics: monograph / Edited by E.Palykhata, O.Petryshyna. Ternopil, 2021. P.68-76. Co-author. (in the Ukrainian language) (co-author)
Matsyuk Halyna. Conversion to orthodoxy as social phenomenon and category of historical sociolinguistics // StudiaUkrainіcaVarsoviensia –Warszawa, 2019.-t.7. C23-33. (in the Ukrainian language)
Halyna Matsyuk. Marking Ukrainiane’s public space as interaction of language and ideology: past and present// Name and Naming. Sacred and Profane in Onomastics. Ed. By Oliviu Felecan.-Cluj-Napoca, Editura Mega, Editura Argonavt, 2017.-p.889-900 DOI: 10.30816/ICONN4/2017772

History of the department

The Department of General Linguistics is a leading educational and research centre of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Ukraine.

The Department was established at the Faculty of Philology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv as a separate educational and scientific unit in 1939. The Department continues developing university traditions of the Departments of Indo-European Linguistics (1910–1917), Comparative Linguistics and Indo-European Studies (1917-1927), and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (1927–1939).

Nowadays, the Department trains specialists (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs) in the major “Applied Linguistics” in the context of communication studies and sociolinguistics. Teachers of the Department also work with students who specialize in Ukrainian Studies, Slavic Studies, and Oriental Studies, covering theoretical problems of linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and other areas of modern language science.

Teachers of the Department conduct a wide range of theoretical, methodological, applied research in the field of general linguistics (Floriy Batsevych), sociolinguistics (Halyna Matsiuk), text theory (Floriy Batsevych, Solomiia Buk, Liubov Protsak, Svitlana Hryhoruk), cognitive linguistics and  linguoconceptology (Svitlana Martinek, Oksana Yasinovska, Larysa Hontaruk), semantics and pragmatics (Floriy Batsevych, Halyna Matsiuk, Larysa Hontaruk, Oksana Yasinovska), corpus linguistics (Solomiia Buk), translation studies (Svitlana Hryhoruk). The Department organizes a myriad of international, national and regional scientific conferences, annual national contests of student research papers in sociolinguistics.

The Department maintains close ties with the scientific centers of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, and France.

PhD position for the Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space

23.05.2024 | 14:40

PhD scholarship opportunity at the University of Melbourne:
the Arts Faculty’s Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space is inviting applicants to undertake a PhD by research. Proposals may be related to Soviet and post-Soviet history, memory studies in post-Soviet space, or Ukrainian Studies.
Deadline for applications: 10 June 2024

Project Summary
The Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space (RIPSS) invites prospective applicants with an interest in projects aligned with our research focus to submit an Expression of Interest for a PhD.
Project proposals are invited from a...

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Halyna Kruk: “Poetry can be a part and manifestation of a civic position as well…”

13.05.2024 | 14:45

Amelia M. Glaser, Yuliya Ilchuk, and Halyna Kruk, who are shortlisted for A Crash Course in Molotov Cocktails (Arrowsmith Press).

“I try to sit down and write in the mornings before my teaching and meetings begin — even if it’s just a half hour of putting new thoughts into words. Once I have done that, in the afternoon and evening I indulge myself in translating. Translation has always been a way of reading deeply and focusing my thoughts around language. It’s...

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The Grand Futurological Congress

06.05.2024 | 14:41

We live in a volatile and elusive world where the future is difficult to envision as anything other than crises, disasters, and unprecedented change. Such a situation can make one feel perplexed, powerless, and disheartened. It’s increasingly challenging to think comprehensively. It’s becoming more difficult to make long-term plans and carry them out together. It’s even more challenging to look into the future at all. But literature helps us do that.
To show how we’ve convened a five-night Grand Futurological Congress...

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17.04.2024 | 13:35

We invite you to participate in the III International Multidisciplinary Student Internet Conference
which will be held on May 16, 2024
Postgraduates, undergraduates, students of Ukrainian and foreign higher education institutions are invited to participate in the conference!
The conference will focus on the following areas:
1. Philology.
2. History.
3. Ethnology.
4. Culture and arts.
5. Pedagogy.
6. Philosophy.
7. Psychology.
Please fill out the application form below by May 2, 2024, and send your abstract to by May 9, 2024 (requirements and a sample of...

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Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series

28.03.2024 | 22:50

In 2017, Christine Holbert (publisher) and Grace Mahoney (series editor) established the Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series. The series features dual-language editions of poetry from Ukraine’s most significant poets operating in the contemporary context. These critically-acclaimed and award-winning books showcase the diversity of poets who write from a range of geographies, poetic perspectives, and literary movements. Of critical importance is the fact that many of the poems featured in this series meditate on the significance of Ukraine’s independence and the positionality of...

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