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21.11.16


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Research on the Ukrainian Language in the UK.

A PhD student is looking for your help with her research project on the Ukrainian language in the UK.

Katie Harrison is in the second year of a PhD in Slavonic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Nottingham and is researching the role language plays in the Ukrainian communities of the United Kingdom. Her research project hopes to provide an in-depth overview of the sociolinguistic situation in the diaspora, and aims to examine when and how often Ukrainian is used by diaspora members, how the language is taught to the younger generations, and whether it is considered an important part of Ukrainian identity. As part of her research Katie is regularly visiting the Saturday School in Nottingham to observe lessons and find out more about how Ukrainian is taught.

A short 15-20 minute questionnaire is another way that Katie is researching this issue, and all members of the Ukrainian community are warmly invited to participate. The questionnaire is available online in both Ukrainian and English, and can be found here:

English: https://nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/language-in-the-ukrainian-diaspora

Ukrainian: https://nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/atc4nhxk9d

Please feel free to share this link with family and friends. If preferred, a PDF file and hard copies of the questionnaire are also available upon request.

In addition to this, in order to gain a deeper insight into the linguistic situation in the diaspora Katie is conducting interviews, and would be keen to hear from anyone who is interested in being interviewed. 

If you have any questions about this research project, or are interested in being interviewed, please contact Katie at Katie.Harrison@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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