Oksana Shchupakivska

Research interests

Teaching arabic as second languagearabic language and linguistics, cognitive linguistics, linguistic and cultural studies, interlingual communication, onomastics, translation studies.


List of publications (in Ukrainian):

  1. Sprysa O. Symbolic meaning of the green colour in The Quran / Oksana Sprysa  // History of Religions in Ukraine [Scientific Yearbook]. – Lviv “Logos”, 2007. – Vol. 2. – pp. 34–39. [In Ukrainian]
  2. Sprysa O. The Sacred of Green Colour in Islam / Oksana Sprysa  // History of Religions in Ukraine [Scientific Yearbook]. – Lviv “Logos”, 2009. – Vol. 2. – pp. 345–349. [In Ukrainian]
  3. Sprysa O. Ethnolingual dominants of sense-encoding as mirrored in crossword-puzzles (Ukrainian and Arabophone Parallels) /  Oksana Sprysa // Visnyk of the Lviv University. – Lviv, 2011. – Vol. 54. – pp. 78-86. [In Ukrainian]
  4. Sprysa O. Ethnospecific Component of the Arabic National Cognitive Base verbalized in Crossword-puzzles // Culture of the people of Black Sea Coast. Scientific Journal. – Simferopol, 2007. – Vol. 2. – pp. 109–113. [In Ukrainian]
  5. Sprysa O. Precedent phenomena as component of arabophone socio-cultural competence (based on crossword-puzzles) / Oksana Sprysa  // language and society, 2012. – Issue 3. – pp. 289–294. [In Ukrainian]
  6. Sprysa O.   The proper name as a precedent in the Enigmatic Text (ukrainian- and arabic-language parallels) / Oksana Sprysa  // Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series. – Ostroh, 2012. – Vol. 26. – pp. 307–309. [In Ukrainian]
  7. Sprysa O.  Actualization of the Ukrainian anthroponymic conceptual space in the Enigmatic Text / Oksana Sprysa  // Language and Culture. Kyiv: Dmytro Burago Publishing House. Issue 15, vol. VI (160) – pp. 165–171. [In Ukrainian]
  8. Sprysa O. Linguo-cognitive aspects of precedence in the Enigmatic Text (based on Ukrainian and Arabic Crossword-puzzles) / Oksana Sprysa  // The World of the Orient. – Vol. 1.– Kyiv, 2013. – pp. 77–82. [In Ukrainian]
  9. Sprysa O.   Cognitive orientation of anthroponyms in the ukrainian and arabic associative thesaurus (based on experimental studies) / Oksana Sprysa  // IV International virtual conference on Ukrainian studies “Dialogue of Languages – Dialogue of Cultures”, 2013.– Issue 2013. – pp. 239–247. [In Ukrainian]
  10. Sprysa O.   Belles lettres as a sourse of precedence in an enigmatic text (ukrainian- and arabic-language parallels) / Oksana Sprysa  // Visnyk of the Lviv University. – Lviv, 2014. – Vol. 61. – pp. 93–103. [In Ukrainian]
  11. Shchupakivska O.   Precedental potential of anthroponyms in an arabic linguoscutural community (based on experimental studies) / Oksana Shchupakivska  // Visnyk of the Lviv University. – Lviv, 2017. – Vol. 65. – pp. 86–94. [In Ukrainian]
  12. Shchupakivska O. Precedent phenomena and their role in the designing of virtual personality (ukrainian and arabophone parallels) / Oksana Shchupakivska. Visnyk of the Lviv University. Ser. philology. Lviv, 2024. Vol. 73–75. P. 59–65. [In Ukrainian]


In 2008, graduated with honors from the Faculty of Philology of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, majoring in Arabic Language and Literature, Ukrainian Language and Literature.

Since September 2008 until present – Lecturer, Department of Oriental Studies named after Professor Yaroslav Dashkevych, Faculty of Philology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

From January to April, 2013, completed an internship at Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (Tunisia).


  • January – March, 2013 – an internship at The Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages under the Tunis El Manar University, participated in The International Seminar on Linguistics at The University Manouba, Tunisia;
  • November 21-30, 2023 – The International Education Programme “Intercultural Communication in Higher Education, Industry and Science” within the framework of EU4Dual (The European Dual Studies University);
  • Aprill 15, 2024 – the workshop  “Living and working in a diverse world. How intercultural differences affect our perception of everyday tasks and relations?” (4 hours) under the second edition of the project 4EU+ for Ukraine




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