From May 22 to 24, 2018, teachers from different German schools in the federal state Baden-Württemberg were visiting Lviv and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The trip was organized by the Haus der Heimat training center (Stuttgart).Read more »
Department of German Philology
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About the Department
The Department of German Philology is an important center of Germanic Studies in Ukraine. Its history begins in 1784, when Professor L.Umlyauf founded the first Germanic Seminar at L’viv University. The best traditions were passed on by famous linguists and literary critics of that time: Professors Hloh, Tsviklinskyi, Verner, Dol’mayer, Zauer, Shats. The legacy of the department was greatly enriched by J. Kurylowicz. In the post-war years, these traditions were further developed by a young generation of scholars headed by Professor B. Zadorozhnyi, an outstanding linguist. Owing to the pedagogical and scientific activity of Professors and Associate Professors: B. Zadorozhnyi, M. Rozdol’skyi, E. Kashchiy, A. Myuller, F. Shumylyak, M. Svyentsitska, M. Yatsykevych, S. Pelynyo, V. Voznytsya, O. Vynnytska, O. Skrypiy, O. Ripetska the department has grown into a leading seat of Germanic Studies in Ukraine.
|Docent (by-worker)Svitlana Matsenka||Docent (by-worker)|
|Senior Department SecretaryYaryna Rega||Senior Department Secretary|
Husar I.J.. Grammatik der gegenwartigen deutschen Sprache (Morphologie).— Kyyiv: Radyanska Shkola, 1956.
Myuller A.Y. To the Question About Relative and Its Synonyms In German Language. — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 1959.
Zadorozhnyi B.M. Contrastive Phonetics and Morphology of Gothic Language.— Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 1960. — 297 pp.
Husar I.J.. Grammatik der gegenwartigen deutschen Sprache (Syntax). — K yyiv: Radyanska Shkola, 1960. — 152 pp.
Myuller A.Y., Kashchiy S.E. Das deutsche Konversationsbuch. — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 1964. — 106 pp.
Husar I.J.. Ubungsbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (Morphologie und Syntax). — Kyyiv: Radyanska Shkola, 1966. — 174 pp.
Zadorozny B-M- Geschichtliche Laut- und Formenlehre des Deutschen. — Lwiw:1987. Komarnytska T.M. A Course Of Lectures On Methods Of Teaching German Language (in German). — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 1991. — 47 pp.
Havryliv T., Thomas Bernhard. Old Masters. Elizabeth II. — Ivano-Frankivsk: 1999. — 276 pp.
Paslavska A.Y. and others, entrance Tests in German Language. — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 1999. — 290 pp.
Havryliv T. Signs of Tense: Attempts of Reading. — Ivano-Frankivsk: 2001. — 228pp. Erikh Tsolner. A History of Austria / Translated by: K.Nazarkevych, R.Dubasevych, N.Ivanychuk. — Lviv: Litopys, 2001. — 700 pp.
Petrashchuk N.Y. and others. Entrance Tests in German Language. — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 2002. — 321 pp.
Havryliv T. George Hadamar: Poem and Speech. — Lviv: 2002. — 188 pp.
Maksymchuk B.V., Petrashchuk N.Y. A History of German Language: PracticalCourse. -Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet, 2003. –279 pp.
Petrashchuk N.Y. and others. Entrance Tests in German Language. — Lviv: Lvivskyi Universytet 2004. — 376 pp.
Maksymchuk B. (у співавт.) Deutsch für Philologen. «Nova knyha», Vinnytsja, 2006.
Maksymchuk B., Maksymchuk I. Einführung in die Germanistik. Ein Lehrbuch. Lwiw, 2009 . – 184S.
• problems of historico- comparative and general linguistics;
• problems of theoretical grammar of German (modality, semantic syntax);
• lexicological and linguo-stylistic studies (phraseological peculiarities of modern German, national varieties of German functional styles);
• methods of intensive German Language teaching, didactic basis of language- oriented area studies.
The Department of German Philology is one of the centers of Germanic studies in Ukraine. Its history reaches as far back as to 1784, when professor Leopold Umlauff started lecturing on history of German Literature in Lviv University.
In the XIX and XX centuries in connection to scientific-educational activity of professors Yanota, M.Kavchynskyi, M.Verner, V.Dolmayer and Doctors Shats and Zauer the department flourished especially. Their scientific interests were chiefly pertaining to the problems of esthetics, historical German linguistics and literary criticism.
The most prominent representative of pre-war Germanistics was professor R.M.Verner – the author of more than 200 scientific works. Most of them are connected with problems of German literary criticism of the so-called period of “Storm and Pressure” as well as theoretical questions of literary criticism and esthetics.
An important event for Lviv Germanistics proved to become the scientific and educational activity of one of the most distinguished linguists of the XX century Y.R.Kourylovych – generator of new ideas in the field of Indo-European, General and German linguistics, creator of original concepts of the Indo-European root structure, historical origins of categories of tense, gender and aspect, intonation in many Indo-European languages. It was during the Lviv period that his scientific creativity was the most fertile. His views were developed in his first monograph “Etudes indoeuropeens” (Krakiv, 1935).
The traditions of Germanistics were kept up and developed by post-war generation of scientists led by the founder of Historical linguistics in Germanistics in Ukraine professor B.Zadorozhnyi. Owing to scientific-pedagogical activity of such scholars as B. Zadorozhnyi, M.Rozdolskyi, E.Kashchiy, A.Myuller, F.Shumylyuak, M.Svyentsitska, M.Yatsykevych, S.Pelynyo, V.Voznytsya, I.Huzar, O.Vynnytska, O.Skrypiy, O.Ripetska, P.Kurko the department of German Philology became the leading in training philologists in Ukraine in the 50-70’s. This has been kept up to present days. All scientific and pedagogical activity of the department is focused on training of the philologists – teachers of German language and literature for secondary, specialized and higher educational institutions in the field of German Philology. The level of our graduates allows them to apply their skills to various spheres of social life and business.
To provide a high level of education the staff pays attention towards the European standards of teaching and learning theory and practice of German language. The students are also on probation in Austria, Germany, Switzerland.
Teachers from Austria and Germany are on the staff too.
Comparing to pre-war years the subjects of scientific work at the department widened. It has now shifted to problems of linguistics represented the scientific school by Y.Kourylovych and B.Zadorozhnyi. The scientific heritage by professor O.Chycherin has also influenced the choice in research of the staff. New scientific and pedagogical trends are growing to become: didactics and methods of German language teaching, problems of didactics of linguistics and country studies.
The Department of German Philology honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Doctor of Philological Sciences, the former Professor of the Department Ripetska Olga Feodosivna.Read more »
The Faculty and Department of German Philology sincerely, cordially, with all my heart, congratulate Yaroslav Vasylyoevych on his 80th anniversary from the day of his birth and wish him abundance of luck, solid health, inspiration in the creativity for many and many years.Read more »
A master class by Svitlana Matsenka, Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Department of German Philology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on the theme "Intermedialism as a Method of Studying Musical and Literary Phenomena" took place at I.P. Kotlyarevskyi National University of Arts (Kharkiv) on April 2-3, 2018.Read more »
On September 14, 2017, in the "Fireplace Hall" of the George Hotel, a novel by Swiss author Ralph Dutli "The Last Travel of Sutin" will be presented with the participation of the translator Khrystyna Nazarkevich. The event starts at 18.00.Read more »