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Alla Nedashkivska

Professor, University of Alberta

Ph.D. 1998, University of Pittsburgh, Slavic Linguistics

M.A. 1994, Slavic Linguistics

B.A. (equivalent) 1990, Ivan Franko National University (Lviv, Ukraine)

Awards

2012 AATSEEL Prize in Language Pedagogy for her Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture

2008 Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award

2008 Nominated as an outstanding candidate for the University’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Courses Taught

Ukrainian and Russian language courses: all levels

Ukrainian: Business, Media, Film

Summer Travel course in L'viv, Ukraine

Applied Linguistics (graduate)

Discourse Analysis (graduate)

Publications

Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture [a textbook for advanced levels of Ukrainian]. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, 2010.

Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture, an electronic manual for advanced levels of Ukrainian. Nine chapters. Published at the University of Alberta web : http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~ukr/ukrainianadvanced, 2006.

The Pragmatic Bases of the ‘Variation’ Between –a and –zero in the Accusative in Contemporary Ukrainian, the Carl Becks Papers, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2004, 80 mspp.

Alla Nedashkivska, Waclaw Osadnik, Natalia Pylypiuk, editors. Theory and Practice of Teaching Slavic Languages and Cultures, a special section of Canadian Slavonic Papers. Vol. XLVI: 1-2 (March-June 2004)

“The Language Situation of Cyber Ukraine.” Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie 2011, 67.2.

Research Interests

Slavic linguistics

Ukrainian and Russian applied linguistics and language pedagogy

Gender linguistics

Discourse and Pragmatics

Representative Conference Presentations

2011 "The Language Situation of Cyber Ukraine." The Russian Internet in a Global Context. Passau, Germany, February 3-5.

2010 "The Discursive Construction of Childhood in Children's Magazines in Contemporary Ukraine", presented at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasion Studies International Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November 20.

2009 “The Interplay of Ukrainian and Russian in Contemporary Ukrainian Media”, presented at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Studies (AATSEEL) International Convention, Philadelphia, December 29

2009 “A Visual Analysis of Language in an “Orange Film” and Linguistic Reality in Today’s Ukraine”, presented at the Canadian Association of Slavists conference, May 23-25

2005 “Presidential Speech and Processes of Language Democratization in Contemporary Ukraine”, presented at the conference “Contemporary Ukrainian Culture: The European and Global Context”, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 24-26.

Employment Since Graduation

Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies: Germanic, Romance and Slavic, University of Alberta, 2016 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies: Germanic, Romance and Slavic, University of Alberta, 2005 - 2016.

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies: Germanic, Romance and Slavic, University of Alberta, 1999 - 2005

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Toronto, 1996 - 1999

Dissertation Title and Year

"Discourse, Pragmatics, and Transitivity in the Morphosyntax of Contemporary Ukrainian," 1998