I received a BA in English Studies and Russian in 2014, and an MRes in Slavonic Studies in 2015 from the University of Nottingham. I am currently completing an Midlands3Cities/AHRC-funded PhD in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
PhD (full-time) - currently registered Research Topic
Language practices, attitudes, and maintenance of the heritage language in the Ukrainian diaspora of the United Kingdom.
My research examines the the sociolinguistic situation within the Ukrainian community of the United Kingdom, focusing on patterns of language use, language attitudes, and matters relating to language maintenance and shift in this community. I have adopted a mixed methods approach to this research, using socioloinguistic surveys, semi-structured interviews, and ethnographic observational in order to observe the role that the heritage language, as well as other languages, plays in this community. I examine the linguistic differences between the two migration waves that comprise the diaspora, whose historical and linguistic backgrounds contrast greatly, and also compare the data collected to those collected both in contemporary Ukrainian and in other diaspora communities in the United Kingdom. Research Interests
Sociolinguistics, language and migration, multilingualism, heritage language education, language maintenance and shift, language policy, Ukrainian studies, Slavonic languages.
Professor Nicola McLelland, Dr Polly McMichael, Dr Adam Swain
Primary Funding Source/s
Midlands3Cities/AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
I have written and given lectures and seminars on topics such as historical language change, language contact, linguistic ethnography, and history of the Slavonic languages on the following modules: - Language Meaning, Variation and Change (Level 1) - Nation Myth Identity: Introduction to Slavonic Studies (Level 1) - Research Methods in Linguistics: Language, History and Society (Level 4)