Indiana University Bloomington

Svitlana Melnyk, Ph.D.


Svitlana Melnyk

Office number: GA 4037
Office telephone: (812) 855-1868
E-mail address:

Degree: Ph.D in Philology, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, 1996. ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, 2014 (Russian). ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, 2016 (Ukrainian).

Specialties/Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Ukrainian-Russian bilingualism, linguistic minorities, and language management.

Current project: Language policy in Ukraine and its implementation in the sphere of education.

Selected Publications:

  • Pavlenko,A., Jarvis S., Melnyk S. & Sorokina A. (2016) Communicative relevance: Color references in bilingual and trilingual speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
  • Hogan-Brun, G. & Melnyk, S. (2012) Language policy management in the former Soviet sphere. In Spolsky B. (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy, pp. 592-616
  • Melnyk, S & Csernicsko, S. (2010) Etnichne ta movne rozmaittia Ukrainy, (Ethnic and linguistic diversity in Ukraine). Uzhhorod: PoliPrint
  • Bilaniuk, L. & Melnyk, S (2008) A tense and shifting balance: Bilingualism and education in Ukraine. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Volume 11, pp. 340-372

Courses I have taught at IU:

  • Advanced Russian
  • Business Russian
  • Russian Stylistics and Syntax
  • Intermediate Ukrainian
  • Elementary Ukrainian
  • Intro to Ukrainian culture