The Department has very powerful academic staff. Currently, it employs five Doctors of Science (Professor Rebrii O.V., д.п.н., Professor Chernovaty L.M., Professor Martynyuk A.P., Associate Professor Frolova I.Ye., Associate Professor Olkhovska A.S.); ten Candidates of Science / PhDs (Associate Professor Kovalchuk N.M., Associate Professor Lukianova T.H., Associate Professor Voronina K.V., Associate Professor Kovalenko L.A., Associate Professor Kamynin I.M., Associate Professor Ivakhnenko A.O., Associate Professor Tashchenko G.V., PhD Stativka A.O., PhD Kaysina D.M., PhD Kabiri M.H.) and one Associate Professor (Kalnychenko O.A.). Senior Lecturer Pieshkova O.H. is working on her PhD thesis under Professor Rebrii’s supervision and Lecturer Akhmedova E.D.. under Professor Martynyuk ’s supervision.
Department’s scholars have been successfully supervising postgraduate projects (for the degrees of Candidate of Science/PhD and Doctor of Science) both at our University and many other Universities all over Ukraine. Seven Candidates of Science have defended their theses under Professor Rebrii’s supervision; one Doctor of Science and eight Candidates of Science have defended their theses under Professor Chernovaty’s supervision; twenty four Candidates of Science have defended their theses under Professor Martynyuk’s supervision; fifteen Candidates of Science have defended their theses under Associate Professor Frolova’s supervision; one Candidate of Science has defended her thesis under Associate Professor Voronina’s supervision.
Scientific research within the Department is conducted in the following areas:
Department’s academic staff publish their articles and monographs in leading philological journals and publishing houses of Ukraine as well as abroad. The number of articles/monograph chapters published in Scopus and Web of Science editions has been increasing steadily (over 15 at present).
Professor Rebrii O.V. is editor-in-chief of the Herald of V.N. Karazin National University. Series: “Foreign Philology. Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages”. Professor Chernovaty L.M., Professor Martynyuk A.P., Associate Professor Frolova I.Ye., Associate Professor Olkhovska A.S. are editorial members for different journals all over Ukraine.
Department’s employees regularly participate in scientific conferences both in Ukraine and abroad. The Department organizes and holds biannual scientific conference with foreign participation “Current Issues in Translation Studies and Methodology of Teaching Translation”.
Four scientific schools have been formed within the Department:
The School of Translation Studies headed by Professor Rebrii O.V. is investigating a wide range of issues, such as: process-oriented approach to translation, experimental modeling of translation activity, identification and description of mechanisms of the translator’s creativity, systems thinking and translation, means and methods of implementing the translator’s creativity.
The school of Methodology of Teaching Translation/Interpreting as Profession headed by Professor Chernovaty L.M. is engaged in studying the composition of the translator’s professional competence as well as the contents of its bilingual, extralinguistic, translational, individual and strategic sub-competences.
The School of Cognitive Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Сommunication headed by Professor Martynyuk A.P. is aimed at resolving the issue of relations between brain/body and language, between human mind and the world around us; the issue of mutual understanding and influence through communication.
The School of Communicative and Discursive Studies headed by Associate Professor Frolova I.Ye. is researching a wide range of problems connected with cognitive, communicative-pragmatic, linguistic and cultural aspects of communication (translation included) in their process-oriented dimension.