• Doctor of Philology, full professor, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Higher School of Ukraine.
  • Head of the Department of Department of Business Foreign Language and Translation of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.
  • Head of theThesis Committee for defense of PhD theses in the speciality 10.02.04 — Germanic Languages.
  • Editor-in-Chief of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Bulletin. Series: Philology. Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages

Theses Defended:

  • PhD thesis: Tag Questions in Contemporary English: Structural and Communicative Analysis (I. I. Mechnikov Odessa State University, 1988);
  • Doctoral thesis: Historical Dynamics of Pragmatic Properties of the English Interrogative Sentence (XIX-XX centuries), Kyiv National Linguistic University, 1999, scientific advisor, Prof .G.Pocheptsov.

Research Interests:

Theory of Discourse, Linguo-Cognitive Science, Pragmalinguistics, Theory of Translation.

Theses defended under Iryna Shevchenko’s supervision:

two doctoral thesises (L. Bezuhla, Bondarenko ) and twenty PhD theses in the speciality 10.02.04 - Germanic Languages (L. Bezuhla, T. Bitsenko, I. Morozova, L. Mykhailova, U. Matiukhina, A. Polina, A. Mykhailova, O. Burenko, O. Horina, I. Zmiiova). The main subject matters are Historical Pragmalinguistics, Discoursology, Linguistic Identity, Historical Cognitive Science.


  • International Pragmatic Association,
  • Ukrainian Association of Researchers of the English Language,
  • Russian Communicative Association.

Contact Information

Phone.:(057) 707-51-44, 707-55-86