Луганський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка

Figurative Word in the Luhansk region

The XVII All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference named after Viktor Uzhchenko “The Figurative Word of the Luhansk Region” was held in the city of Starobilsk. 

On April 20, 2018, the XVII All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference named after Viktor Uzhchenko “The Figurative Word of the Luhansk Region” took place in the city of Starobilsk.

The traditional scientific event of the year is colored by a significant event for the residents of the Luhansk region – the eightieth anniversary of the formation of the Luhansk region as part of Ukraine.

The initiator of the conference in the distant 2002 was Viktor Uzhchenko – an outstanding Ukrainian phraseologist, a researcher of the figurative word of Lugansk region, a teacher with a capital letter and a scientific mentor. The conference arose as a regional one, and subsequently received the status of All-Ukrainian.

At one time the conference was held in Luhansk, Starobilsk, Kadieika, where the creative communication of all the people of Luhansk who were not indifferent to figurative speech, to the word born in a family, at school, in a workshop, in a victorious struggle for freedom and dignity, in gentle women’s songs, children’s twitter, in mighty Cossack singing.

For the fourth consecutive year, the conference is held in the city of Starobilsk under the supervision of the head of the Department of Ukrainian Language, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Alla Nikitina.

The figurative word of the Luhansk region is the Word of Ukraine. Therefore, this year again brought together the leading scientists of Ukraine, lecturers and students, teachers and pupils. Researchers from Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Berdiansk, Kherson, Kyiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Uman, Uzhgorod and other cities of our country were with Luhansk National University.

The conference was held in a new format, conditioned by the realities of today. Attendees were presented with reports, presentations, electronic presentations and media projects, video and audio performances, and readings of their works. Technical support for the design of presentation materials was carried out by the teacher Nadiia Karlova, who worthily continues the glorious scientific traditions of the Department of the Ukrainian Language of our University.

The Dean of the Faculty of Ukrainian Philology and Social Communications, Ph.D., Prof. Tetiana Pinchuk addressed the conference participants with a welcoming speech.

The plenary session was opened by a bright representative and continuer of the research traditions of the Luhansk phraseological school, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of our University, Ph.D. н, Assistant Professor Dmytro Uzhchenko with the report “To problems of areal phraseology”.

The main scientific employee of the Ukrainian Language and Literature Studies Department of the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Prof. Olena Goroshkina made a presentation “Textbook of the Ukrainian language as a means of implementing a competence approach” using Skype.

In the same way, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Liudmyla Popova presented her report “Forming the key competencies of students in the Ukrainian language lessons”.

At the plenary meeting, a video greeting and poster presentation was presented by the Dean of the Faculty of History and Philology of the International University of Economics and Humanities named after Academician Stepan Demianchuk (Rivne), Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor Tamila Gruba “Linguistic and cultural approach to learning the Ukrainian language: problems and perspectives”.

 Also there were the presentation by the Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor Tetiana Dolzhikova “The universal metaphor of the Motherland of Sergei Zhadan” and the video reports by Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor Margarita Kravchenko “Language means of creating an image of the native land in the poetry of Volodymyr Sosiura”.

The explored figurative word is an inexhaustible source of phraseology, lively folk speech, it is the most diverse literary genres and styles in oral and written versions, in voice and on paper. This word, enveloped in joy, sadness, good, hope, humor, laughter, entangled by the modern world web – the Internet; united in the souls of the author, researcher and reader.

The figurative word for all is one, but it is special for everyone. Iryna Vlasova, a teacher at the Starobilsk gymnasium, presented her personal perception of Lesya Ukrainka’s intimate lyrics.

The word of our Luhansk region is unique; it is the word of the land where Ukraine wakes up in the morning, where people today, as before, protect Ukraine.

A creative page at the conference was opened by the teacher of the College of LTSNU Natalia Klimenko, a graduate of the Faculty of Ukrainian Philology and Social Communications majoring in “Ukrainian Language, Literature, and Ethnology”, who presented her own poetry about love for her native land and native word.

A video greeting from Kyiv was presented by another student of our Faculty, who devoted herself to writing, – Evgenia Senik.

Ukrainian figurative word continues to develop in the Luhansk region. It is nice that it lives in the thoughts of young people who cannot help but create. The ten-grader of the Starobilsk gymnasium Igor Nesterov presented his poems about the history of his native land and the exploits of our ancestors. The poetry of the fourteen-year-old poet Sasha Lirin sounded in the recording: “I discover Kobzar. Again and again…”.

Within the framework of the conference, the Ukrainian Language Department presented the project “Our Faculty is Proud of its Graduates”.

Soon, according to the materials of the conference, the same-named collection of scientific researches “The Figurative Word of Luhansk region” will be published, which for seventeen consecutive years traditionally acquaints a wide range of readers with the Ukrainian figurative word.


Organizing Committee of the Conference

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