Event | April 23, 2018
Ukraine’s political independence and the opening of borders in the 1990s coincided with a sharp increase in borrowings from English into Ukrainian. Many of the borrowed terms accompanied the introduction of economic, technological, and cultural innovations into the former Soviet country, but other borrowings fulfilled primarily pragmatic-stylistic functions. In this talk Dr. Laada Bilaniuk considers the structural, semantic, and pragmatic factors involved in linguistic borrowing, through a review of existing studies of Anglicisms in Ukrainian as well as analyses of new trends in online Ukrainian discourse.
Anglicization and the Post-Soviet Transformation of Discourse in Ukraine
■ Time and Date
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 16:30-18:00
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, Room 401
Dr. Laada Bilaniuk, Professor of the University of Washington and JSPS Foreign Research Fellow
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center