Volodymyr Kulyk

Fellowships

Fellowships
-

The project examines language policies in different multilingual countries - both those with official bi- or multilingualism and those promoting one dominant language - aiming to identify arrangements that could be adopted in today's Ukraine. Many Ukrainians desire language policies adopted from Western countries, but the experiences of post-colonial countries are also relevant to post-imperial Ukraine. In each examined country the project explores sociolinguistic, historical and political factors determining the language policy, and its degree of success.

-
This project aims to provide a comparative analysis of language policy in Western multilingual states in terms of institutional arrangements, historical evolution, and the main factors of success or failure from the perspective of social stability and human rights. The focus will be on ways to reconcile ethnocultural diversity and social cohesion, which could be adopted by Ukrainian policy makers in search for an effective and liberal language policy.