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)
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
Ukrainian and Russian language courses: all levels
Ukrainian: Business, Media, Film
Summer Travel course in L'viv, Ukraine
Applied Linguistics (graduate)
Discourse Analysis (graduate)
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.
Ukrainian and Russian applied linguistics and language pedagogy
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