(September to December, 2002)
Dr. Ostapchuk is a Research Fellow at the Center for Ukrainian Studies at the Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and an Assistant Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University where she received her Ph.D. in philology ("Title as a Special Kind of Proper Name") in 1998. She has taught Ukrainian grammar and language, and the history of Ukrainian at Moscow University and at the Academy of Slavonic Culture, Moscow. She has written a number of articles in comparative Slavic linguistics. Her areas of interest include social linguistics, language contacts, comparative language studies, dialectology, and history of literary language. While at HURI Dr. Ostapchuk will focus on the socio-linguistic situation in Right Bank Ukraine during the nineteenth century, in particular on the interaction between Ukrainian, Polish and Russian languages, and will study the typology of literary Ukrainian and Polish.