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Department of Slavic Languages

Course Title: 0512 Language and sociocultural issues in Ukraine and Belarus in the late 19th and 20th centuries

Course Description

This course aims to introduce students to the studies of sociocultural and language situation in Eastern Galicia and Belarus in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It determines the functions of city koine and social dialects in the structure of the city language, outlines the role of co-territorial languages, e.g., Polish, German, and Yiddish in Eastern Galicia as well as Polish and Russian in Belarus in forming phonetical, lexical, and syntax systems of the Western region variety of Ukrainian and Belarusian language. The course focuses on the lexical features of the Ukrainian and Belarusian languages in their relation to political, social, religious, and historical factors of the given territory.


Faculty of Languages, Literature, Culture


Department of Slavistik


Liudmyla Pidkuimukha, Maria Katarzyna Prenner

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)


Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): to be announced

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex, ILIAS

Language of Instruction


Target Group

Bachelor, Master in the following courses:

BA Slavistik

BA Russophone Studien

BA International Communication and Business

BA Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft

MA Slavistik

MA Interdisziplinäre Studien zum Östlichen Europa

MA International Communication and Business

MA Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften

Lehramt an Haupt- und Realschulen (L2)

Lehramt an Gymnasien (L3)


Students should have rudimentary basic knowledge of at least one East Slavic language (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian) and the Cyrillic Script. 


Dependent on course of study

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