Dmytro Motornyi Tavria State Agrotechnological university
CV: I am a Head of the Office of International relations and a Senior teacher of foreign languages at Dmytro Motornyi Tavria State Agrotechnological University (Melitopol-Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine), and a PhD-student of the Department of Applied Language Studies, Comparative Linguistics, and Translation at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine). Also I am an Associate member of the Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and a coordinator of the Scholar Support Office. I am the author of more than 30 scientific publications, several textbooks and a monography. In my research, I pay considerable attention to the recognition of minority languages and the issues of their preservation and lexicographic fixation.
Presentation title: Language and Identity : fight for recognition and independence (dictionaries of minority languages as a means of language and identity preserving and formation)
Abstract: The identity of each nation is revealed in its culture, traditions, self-identification and most importantly its language. The language itself is one of the determining factors that shape the worldview and the feeling of belonging to one or another ethnic group or nation. The loss of the national language, its replacement by another one leads to a gradual loss of national identity. Today we see hundreds and thousands of minority languages fighting for their recognition and existence. In this struggle, dictionaries of minority languages play several roles at once - they are both a means for their preservation and at the same time silent witnesses of their loss and/or assimilation. In the report, the author seeks to reveal the peculiarities of the fixation of national and cultural lexical units in the dictionaries of the minority languages of Scotland with their further analysis.