Ecolinguistic Mode in the Language Policy of Ukraine

Igor Korolyov, Svitlana Grytsenko
2022 Sustainable Multilingualism  
The national language is not only an important component of the internal policy of the state but also an integral factor in interstate relations. It is one of the elements and indicators of geopolitical transformations. In the sociocultural space of Ukraine, the issue of implementing an effective language policy is relevant in the context of the development of statehood and the implementation of the European integration strategy. The language situation in modern Ukraine is defined by
more » ... sts as bilingual because two languages "compete" in communicative, social (demographic), and other aspects on the territory of Ukraine – Ukrainian and Russian. In the implementation of modern state language policy, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the functioning of the national language in a global multicultural continuum. The latter is being asserted as a result of the rapid development of information technologies, as well as the emergence of common challenges for the world community, in particular those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, when the remote intercultural method of communication became dominant for the first time in the history of humanity. The purpose of this study is to analyze the social ecolinguistic mode of the language policy of Ukraine, largely determining the trends in the dynamics of the language situation, because it makes it possible to record, predict and control changes in the structure and status of the language. The problem of the ecology of the Ukrainian language actualizes the creation in Ukraine of a nationwide structure – the Council under the President of Ukraine on the Ukrainian language as a reliable platform both for scientifically sound resolution of issues of language dynamics (Hrytsenko, 2021) and for putting into practice the results of these developments, reducing the distance between the formation new ideas and their implementation.
doi:10.2478/sm-2022-0001 fatcat:y4vhidkaejbepn6vd62sacf42m