Scientific and Theoretical Modernization of the Concept of Syntax of the Ukrainian Language in Higher Education Textbooks

DOI  https://doi.org/10.17721/2522-1272.2020.76.8

UDC 378.091.64:811.161.2’367

Scientific and Theoretical Modernization of the Concept of Syntax of the Ukrainian Language in Higher Education Textbooks

Anastasiya Mamalyha, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor
Olga Bykova PhD. (social communications), Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism and New media Institute of Journalism at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv

ABSTRACT

The article deals with long overdue, topical issues of modern scientific and theoretical coverage of syntax of the Ukrainian language in higher education textbooks, in connection with signifi-cant new processes of scientific understanding of the system-structural organization of lan-guage, in particular its syntax, its hierarchically interconnected links. The objective of the article is to identify the real state and direction of the scientific and theoretical modernization of the concept, and, accordingly, the syntax course of the Ukrainian language in higher education textbooks in relation to the current development of science in the field of syntax. In the last decade of the twentieth century the textbooks related to syntax of the Ukrainian language with certain innovative content began to appear. In order to investigate their peculiarities, the direc-tion of updating was applied, first of all, by the following methods: analysis, synthesis, descrip-tive method – for separation, comparison, generalization of new syntactic aspects, units, terms revealed.

The methods of system analysis, induction, deduction have been used to find out the conformity of transformations to the principles of systematicity as a basic feature of the structure of a syn-tactic system. Supporting innovative processes of updating the editions related to syntax of the Ukrainian language, the authors considered it necessary to use the system-structural and communication-functional approaches to the study of text, its units, patterns of text-making, and also from these positions to provide an assessment of achievements, and in some cases disadvantages
of the updated educational literature. The result of the first frontal analysis of textbooks related to syntax of the Ukrainian language, which replaced the traditional ones, was first of all the conclusion that the performed research showed departure from the so-called «pretextual grammar» in them and going beyond the sentence to find out the essence of syntactic categories, structure of units and, finally, the whole structure of syntactic system in a multifaceted array of text-making as the final one for communication purposes, but unconventionally – at the sentence level, and at the text level – respectively with the modern scientific perspectives.

KEYWORDS: textbook; syntax; text; system; structure; communication

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