The Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary published

Yuri I. Shevchuk, Lecturer in Ukrainian at the Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University, USA has published a groundbreaking new Ukrainian language resource: Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary (Hippocrene Books, 2021), which provides the core Ukrainian lexicon as it is used in contemporary speech.

The Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary combines elements of six types of dictionaries: translation, collocations, learner’s, thesaurus, phraseological and encyclopedic dictionaries. With over 9,000 entries that comprise the most frequently used Ukrainian lexicon, 200,000 word collocations, and 80,000 illustrative examples, including common Ukrainian idioms and their English equivalents, this dictionary offers a comprehensive introduction to the Ukrainian language and grammar.

You can also follow this web-based seminar on The Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, moderated by Michael Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University and with comments by Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Yuri I. Shevchuk, Ph. D., is a lecturer of Ukrainian at Columbia University in the City of New York since 2004 and a leading specialist in Ukrainian-English lexicography. From 1990-2012, he also taught Ukrainian at the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute. 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, 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.

“Yuri Shevchuk’s Ukrainian-English Collocation Dictionary is a highly welcome addition to Ukrainian lexicology, the first of its kind to present the most frequently found combinations of Ukrainian words in a modern setting with fluid, pitch-perfect English translations. It will be a major reference for students learning Ukrainian, for travelers, and for advanced speakers of Ukrainian, who will profit from its wide-ranging morphological, syntactic and lexical detail.” – Michael S. Flier, Harvard University

Sourced and adapted from the news-feature in the Newsletter of The Shevchenko Scientific Society, January 2022