The Petro Jacyk Memorial Symposium, February 4, 2013

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Politics of Language in Contemporary Ukraine: Practices, Identities, Ideologies

February 4, 2013
1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Symposium Program

Session 1
1:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Introductory Remarks

Michael S. Flier
Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology
Director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Panel: Speaking and Believing

Chair: Lubomyr Hajda
Associate Director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

The Illusion of Politics: Why Ukrainian Language Policies Have Only a Limited Impact on Linguistic Repertoires of Young Ukrainians

Aneta Pavlenko
Professor, College of Education, Temple University

Our Language: Ukrainian as "Native Language" among Ukrainian Youth

Debra A. Friedman
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Second Language Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Native and Everyday Languages in Post-Soviet Ukraine: What They Mean and How They Matter

Volodymyr Kulyk
Head Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Petro Jacyk Distinguished Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Discussion

Coffee Break
3:45 to 4:00 p.m.

Session 2
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Panel: Learning and Performing

Chair: Michael S. Flier
Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology
Director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Ethnolinguistic Conversions and Individual Agency in the Nation Building of Ukraine

Laada Bilaniuk
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington

“A Gift to the Nation”: Investigating the Social Identities and Language Use of “New Speakers” of Belarusian and Ukrainian

Curt Woolhiser
Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University

The Landscape of Children's Cyber-Discourse in Contemporary Ukraine

Alla Nedashkivska
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta

Discussion

Concluding Remarks

Volodymyr Kulyk
Head Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Petro Jacyk Distinguished Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

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