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International scientific conference on Foreign Philology in 21st century

14.04.2008 09:45 All Faculties Foreign Philology

On April 8 and 9, Zaporizhzhya National University, Faculty of Foreign Philology held International scientific conference on Foreign Philology in 21st century.  Scholars from Ukraine and Russia gathered to talk over present-day conditions, specificities and prospects of Linguistics and Literature evolution in modern society.

At its plenary meeting Galyna Moroshkina, faculty dean, stressed out that this conference was a peculiar one as it was commemorating Vasyl Sokirko, Ph.D., faculty founder and its first dean. “We report here today with our achievements to Vasyl Sokirko, an outstanding person as he was”, she added.
Faculty dean also marked that researchers realize the importance of the meeting, as 266 applications had been received. The conference was visited by 16 doctors, professor of modern communications and technologies Department, Institute of communication technologies in Moscow, Volodymyr Prokhorov, head of World Literature Department, Classic Private University in Zaporizhzhya, professor Natalia Torkut, head of Foreign Languages Department, Dnipropetrovsk Chemical Technical University, professor Anatoliy Alekseyev. All in all attendees’ geography covers 30 cities of Ukraine and Russia.
Gennadiy Vasylchuk, head of postgraduate education Department, underlined the urgency of exchanging scientific experience. Although he couldn’t take part professionally not being linguist himself, he regards Linguistics as the most vital science as it investigates into the word, which enables humankind to communicate and find contentment about it.
Yuri Zatsnyi, head of Theory and Practice of Translation Department was short-spoken, wishing everyone to excel their teachers. As an example, he mentioned results of his students Sanya Yenikeyeva, now head of English Philology Department and Rusudan Makhachashvili, Ph.D., doctoral candidate.
High scientific school level was appreciated by Anna Crowford, current Peace Corps volunteer teaching English at the faculty.
Nine scientific workshops have been functioning. Educators and students had option to  join scholar deliberations at any of such groups:

  • Linguo-cognitive study of linguistic units
  • Topical issues of Text Linguistics and Discourse
  • Linguistic culturological and ethnographic studies
  • Comparative study of linguistic world-view
  • Functional and linguopragmatic study of linguistic units
  • Vocabulary development of Germanic and Romance languages
  • Linguophilosophy and Energy Linguistics
  • Topical issues of Translatology and Cross-cultural Communication
  • Topical issues of World Literature Process study

Most recent scientific literature updates on Linguistics and Literary Studies were represented by University Library.
Apart from workshop discussions the participants had time to interact, make new acquaintances and enjoy entertainment program, organized by the faculty.