Language policy and its media representation in post-war Ukraine: Implications for identity and inclusivity




language policy, Ukraine, RussianUkrainian war, future, importance of media, laws.


Purpose: This article aims to study language policy and its media representation in post-war Ukraine, as well as to identify the peculiarities of inclusiveness in the future language policy. Methodology: a content analysis of modern literature and academic research on language policy and its representation in the Ukrainian media was conducted; a content analysis based on the selection of key media resources and survey sites was conducted. The scientific novelty of the work lies in determining the current state of linguistic policy in Ukraine against the background of the unfolding military processes and the future development of the state. The analysis takes into account the recommendations of the European Commission and shows Ukraine's compliance with European standards in the field of language rights. Results: It is determined that the expansion of the Ukrainian-speaking audience is a noticeable trend, confirmed by various sociological studies. At the same time, current legislative changes allow for the publication of advertising and events in the languages of national minorities. The conclusions emphasise that future legislative changes should reflect the inclusive development of society. In conclusion, it is noteworthy that the observed expansion of the Ukrainian-speaking audience, as highlighted in the study, presents a positive trend with the potential to contribute to national unity in the aftermath of conflict.


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Author Biographies

Tatyana Plekhanova, Zaporizhzhya National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Publishing and Editing, Faculty of Journalism, Zaporizhzhya National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Iryna Strashko, Mykhailo Drahomanov State University of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Philosophy, Head in the Department of Germanic Languages, Department of Germanic Languages, Faculty of Foreign Philology, Mykhailo Drahomanov State University of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Oleksandr Hryshchenko, Pylyp Orlyk International Classical University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Philology, Faculty of Socionomic, Pylyp Orlyk International Classical University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

Zoia Komarova, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, Uman, Ukraine.

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Language and Teaching Methods, Faculty of Philology and Journalism, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, Uman, Ukraine.

Maryia Savitskaya, Ludwik Rydygier Hospital in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.

Medical Doctor, Ludwik Rydygier Hospital in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.


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How to Cite

Plekhanova, T., Strashko, I., Hryshchenko, O., Komarova, Z., & Savitskaya, M. (2023). Language policy and its media representation in post-war Ukraine: Implications for identity and inclusivity. Amazonia Investiga, 12(71), 223–232.