Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute




Book Talk. Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary by Yuri Shevchuk
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Location Note

1219 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th St, 12th floor

This event is in-person for CUID card holders only. In-person attendees must be in compliance with Columbia University’s health protocols for returning to campus. Pre-registration, valid CUID card, valid green pass, and face covering are required for admittance. All other attendees may participate virtually on Zoom or YouTube.


Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk with Yuri Shevchuk, author of the Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary (Hippocrene Books, 2021). Moderated by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute).

The Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary describes the core Ukrainian lexicon and how it is used in contemporary speech. It has no precedents in Slavic lexicography and combines elements of six types of dictionaries: translation, collocation, learner’s, thesaurus, phraseological and encyclopedic dictionaries. It is meant for a wide range of users, including Ukrainian language learners from elementary to superior levels of proficiency, translators, language instructors, professionals who work in Ukrainian-English bilingual environment, native Ukrainian-speakers who wish to improve their English and enrich their Ukrainian.


Yuri I. Shevchuk, Ph. D., lecturer of Ukrainian at Columbia University in the City of New York since 2004, is a leading specialist in Ukrainian-English lexicography. From 1990-2012, he also taught Ukrainian at Harvard University Summer School. His published translations include George Orwell’s Animal Farm, (1990, 2015) and Orest Subtelny bestselling Ukraine a History (1991). He authored Beginner’s Ukrainian with Interactive Online Workbook (2011, 2013, 2016), a popular textbook for American college students and independent learners worldwide, also published by Hippocrene Books. He writes and speaks on issues of language, identity, culture and Ukrainian cinema. His forthcoming publication is the first ever conceptual study of the use of language in Ukrainian Soviet and post-Soviet cinema.


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