Andrii Danylenko

Andrii Danylenko
Pace University · Department of Modern Languages and Culture

PhD

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Introduction
Andrii Danylenko currently works at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Pace University. Andrii does research in Linguistic Typology, History of Linguistics and Historical Linguistics, history of literary Ukrainian, Slavic linguistics

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The paper deals with textual, historiographic and etymological premises of the town name Tъmutorokanь. Based on Hebrew, Turkic, Arabic, Byzantine (medieval Greek) and Latin-Italian (Genoese) medieval attestations, the author connects the etymology of the town name Tъmutorokanь with the issue of the periodization of the formation of Ukrainian. In ad...
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The paper deals with the vagaries of linguistic russification among the Ukrainians from the midseventeenth century to 1914. The authors explore the major stages in the implementation of the policies of russification in Russian Ukraine, starting with first bans on books printed in Church Slavonic of the Ukrainian recension via the decrees and edicts...
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The Eurasiatica. Quaderni di Studi su Balcani, Anatolia, Iran, Caucaso e Asia Centrale series was created to deal specifically with a vast, composite but interrelated area which, in addition to its traditional historical-cultural relevance, is taking on growing political and economic importance. The placement of this series within Edizioni Ca’ Fosc...
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The paper is concerned with the origin and the development of the Accusative with Infinitive (AcI) construction in Slavic. Looking into the areal-typological, diachronic, and socio-typological parameters of the AcI construction, the author introduces new Slavic dialectal and comparative material and reconstructs the developmental cline of this cons...
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The paper deals with the vagaries of linguistic russification among the Ukrainians from the mid-seventeenth century to 1914. The authors explore the major stages in the implementation of the policies of russification in Russian Ukraine, starting with first bans on books printed in Church Slavonic of the Ukrainian recension via the decrees and edict...
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This paper elaborates on the developmental scenario of relative clauses in East Slavonic. Premised on a system of areal, diachronic, and sociotypological criteria, the author offers a cross-dialectal typology of relative clause types and their overt linkage markers both inflected U jakyj, B jaki, R kakoj; U kotryj, B katory, R kotoryj ‘which’ and u...
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The article deals with a developmental cline of the ego-et-nunc communicative scope in Slavic versus Germanic and Romance. The author posits a two pathway grammaticalization for the Indo-European ego-et-nunc communicative scope progressing along the axis of syntheticity and the axis of analyticity respectively. The prospective perspective (aspect)...
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The article discusses the premises of the systemic typology of G. P. Mel’nikov in comparison with the precepts of the sociolinguistic typology of P. Trudgill. The author, in particular, looks into the correlation of linguistic patterning and societal structures as presented in the two theories, and offers a detailed synopsis of the societal factors...
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A missing chain? On the sociolinguistics of the Grand Duchy of LithuaniaThe article critically assesses the theory of communicative networks and its applicability in the study of multilingualism as found in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL). The author analyzes foundations for postulating the existence of a speech community in the GDL and adduces...
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This is the first English-language study of the translations of the Bible and Shakespeare into vernacular Ukrainian by Pantelejmon Kuliš (1819–97), a true Ukrainian maverick in the national revival of his country. In this study, Kuliš’s translations are discussed in tandem with the time and people engaged in their assessment. As a result, the Ukrai...
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This paper aims to ascertain the place of the Ukrainian linguist Oleksandr Popov (1855–80) in the history of Indo-European and typological studies. Remaining largely unknown in the west, Popov left a trailblazing contribution to the reconstruction of IE noun inflection. Critical of Curtius’ approach nourished by the idea of linguistic absolutism, P...
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This article critically assesses probabilistic predictions on the theory of contact-induced grammaticalization of the comitative-instrumental polysemy in those Slavic languages which have had a history of long and intense interaction with either German or Italian. Having provided extensive dialectal data, I argue instead that there are no grounds f...
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There are several concepts in Ukrainian sociolinguistics that seem to be better off classified as spooky, scary terms. Among them are iazychie and surzhyk1 referring to linguistic hybrids routinely castigated in both public and scholarly discourse in today’s Ukraine. To take iazychie as defined in the Encyclopedia of the Ukrainian Language, publish...
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Bridget Drinka has recently revived an areal interpretation of the European periphrastic perfect diffusing from the Romance languages via German to Slavic, including North Russian. Based on the material from Slavic and Baltic languages, a totally different developmental vista of the be-possessive construction is offered in this paper. A special emp...
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The paper deals with the areal-typological profiling of Ukrainian among languages of Europe, constituting Standard Average European (SAE) and especially Central European (CE). Placed recently in the context of the ‘areal typology’ and the ‘dynamic taxonomy’, Ukrainian together with Russian and Belarusian appear to be mere replica languages. Such la...
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This paper addresses grammaticalization of the preterit and future auxiliary clitics derived from the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to take’ in Southwest Ukrainian in comparison with North and Southeast Ukrainian, and the adjacent western and eastern Slavic dialects. It posits a parallel grammaticalization of such auxiliaries in the aspect of retrospection (p...
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This article investigates the language programme of Myxajlo Luckaj (POP) (1789-1843), one of Subcarpathia's national awakeners. Special emphasis is placed on the 'linguistic democratism' of his collection of fifty-seven sermons for popular instruction (1831). The author concludes that Luckaj created a so-called 'middle' plain language that was a co...
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A prominent Orthodox polemist of the 17th – early 18th cc., Myxajlo Andrella’s style and language were not representative of the heterogeneous culture in Transcarpathian Rus’ only. The author maintains that Andrella’s script- and language-switching, chaotic as it may appear, is basically identical with that in the works of Berynda, Vysens’kyj, and...
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This paper presents an attempt at the attribution of one of the oldest Tatar manuscripts, housed at the St Petersburg University library under signatura 893, with an eye to assessing the possible impact of Ukrainian on early Lithuanian Tatar writings. As a result of the linguistic analysis of an excerpt, first published in 1857 by Muchlinskij and n...
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A variety of names are traditionally used to refer to the literary language as cultivated by the Belarusians and Ukrainians in the late Middle Ages. It is maintained that the emergence of the term prostaja mova/prostyj jazykъ was brought about by the (German) Reformation in the Polish Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Based on a comparative...
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In this paper, Lithuanian impersonals are explored in comparison with corresponding Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian constructions. Special emphasis is placed on the historical substitution of the nominative by the accusative case in Lithuanian. Contrary to Holvoet who has recently postulated a "natural shift" from an agreeing passive construction...
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This paper presents a historical and typological interpretation of Slavic constructions of the type Ru čto za , Po co za , and the like, traditionally regarded as syntactic calques of the German was für . Basing his arguments on cross-linguistic and diachronic data, the author asserts that there is no solid evidence to assume that these Slavic cons...

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