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The Chair of Armenian Study


Head of the Chair - Cand.of Philol. Sciences, Prof. Khlghatian F.


Head of the Chair of Armenian Language and Studies of Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brussov, professor. He has been working in higher educational system since 1962, first at Yerevan Teachers Training External Institute, then since 1969 at Linguistic University. As a result of investigations on Lexicology, Grammar and Artistic language he has about 100 scientific works.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ARMENIAN STUDIES

F.Khlghatyan has been working in the university system since 1962, first in the state pedagogical correspondence studies institute, then beginning from 1969- in the State Linguistic University after V. Brusov. His academic works, about hundred in numbers, are dedicated to the study of Lexicology, Grammar, Stylistics and literary speech of the Armenian language.

FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CHAIR

The subjects included in the Armenian Studies (the Armenian language, Armenian Literature, and Armenian History, have been taught from the first years of the foundation of the university. Nevertheless, the Chair was formed in 1967, first as a Chair of the Armenian language and Armenian Literature and later as a chair of Armenian Studies.
From the first day of the formation of the Chair until 1990 it was led by professor Khondkaryan. From 1990 up to now it is led by professor F. Khlghatyan. At first the Chair held classes of the Armenian language and Armenian Literature in the Faculty of the Russian Language and Russian Literature, then its activity included all the faculties and departments. The number of lectures held by the tutors of the Chair has increased - the Armenian Language, Stylistics, Modern Armenian Literature, the History of Armenian Culture, Grabar and Native Studies. The programs and working plans of the subjects mentioned above have been worked out and published in a separate book. Actually, the Armenian language and Modern Armenian Literature are taught in the Chair.

THE PROCESS OF STUDY

Because of passing to the two-level educational system, during the 4 semesters the Armenian language is taught in all the professions. The course is divided according to the professions taught in the University-linguist-philologist, pedagogic, interpreter, journalist. Armenian Literature is taught during one semester. In the Master’s degree classes 4 courses of Armenian Studies are held- “The Methodology and Structure of Academic Speech” (professor F. Khlghatyan), “The traditions of the Armenian Translating School” (F. Khlghatyan), “The Journalistic Style of the Armenian Language (assistant professor N. Hekekyan), “Armenian Literature in the Frames of World Literature (assistant professor S. Abrahamayn).
The process of students’ study is supervised and assessed by credit system.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The main directions of the research work of the Chair are the following: the study of Modern Armenian, Stylistics, Lexicography and Comparative Linguistics. A considerable amount of work is carried out in creating a course of Methodology of teaching Armenian as a second language. The group of the authors (Khlghatyan, Hekekyan, Tioyan) works according to the project of subject planning of the Ministry of Education and Science. The selection called “Armenian Studies and Comparative Linguistics” is being published. Six installments have been published.
The Chair is known as one of the primary centers of Armenian Studies. Due to its members’ efforts many school and university textbooks and manuals, dictionaries, reference books have been created. The head of the Chair, professor F. Khlghatyan, is the author of the Armenian language textbooks of 5-10 forms (from 9th to 10th – with the help of the academician G. B. Jahoukyan), now, as a result of educational reforms- from 7th to 9th forms. His academic works, approximately hundred in numbers, are dedicated to the study of Lexicology, Grammar, Stylistics and Literary Speech of the Armenian language. He has written many dictionaries of new words, meanings and stylistic terms. For the students he has written and published the three issues of the manual “Modern Armenian” (the list of the works is given separately). The assistant professors D. Gyurjinyan and N. Hekekyan have published a practice book of the Armenian language for universities- “A Dictionary of Armenian Abbreviations”. D. Gyurjinyan has separately published the reference books “Capital Letter or Small Letter”, “Words Written Together, Separately or with a Hyphen”. D. Gyurjinyan and N. Hekekyan are the authors of two actual textbooks of 3-6 forms.
The Chair does considerable work on the young personnel training and improvement of professional skills by means of research students.
In the year 2007 the professor of the Chair A. Ghukasyan defended a candidate thesis on the subject “ Persianisms in Modern Armenian Fiction”, in 2008 A. Hakobjanyan defended a thesis on the subject “The Linguistic Views of G. Aghayan”, and V. Khachatryan- on the subject “The language of G. Parpetsi”. G. Vardanyan’s thesis on the subject “The Word-Building of Armenian Analytical Nominal Combinations” is on the final stage of accomplishment. R. Asatryan’s, R. Dokhoyan’s, M. Hambaryan’s theses are in the process of creation. For the external opinion candidate and doctorate theses on Armenian Studies and comparative subjects are being investigated.
Activities with students
The society of Armenian studies of the Student Scientific Council, the activities of which are summarized at annual student scientific meetings, functions adjoining to the chair.
Excursions to Matenadaran, museums, and sightseeing of Yerevan and Armenia are organized for the students as extra curriculum activities.
Literary and musical evenings and concerts are organized to support students’ activities. (responsible G. Vardanyan)

FOREIGN RELATIONS

The chair has relations with homonymous chairs and centers of Armenian and foreign universities as the university Aix-en province of France, the Moscow University of Humanities with the centers of Armenian studies of the Universities of Sofia, Ryazan, Tbilisi, Pyatigorsk, with the homonymous chairs of Armenian Universities, with the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences, with the group working on the establishment of the corpus of the Armenian language of the Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of RF (director/ supervisor Plungyan) and with the Chair of Armenian Studies of the Institute of Oriental languages of Paris (chairman A. Tonopetyan)

SOCIAL ACTIVITES

Most of the chair members actively participate in the educational reforms taking place in the Republic are the authors of the new testing system of the graduation and entrance state exams (Gyurjinyan, Hekekyan) and direct the Republic Olympiads of the Armenian language (Gyurjinyan). Many of the chair members have participated in international conferences (F.Khlghatyan, D. Gyurjinyan, N. Hekekyan, S. Tioyan, G. Gevorgyan)

Staff
1. Khlghatyan Fridrikh Hovhannesi professor, head of the chair
2. Khondkaryan Eduard Hamazaspi professor, adviser of the chair
3. Minasyan Nektar Gaspari doctor of arts
4. Gyurjinyan David Sevani doctor of arts
5. Hekekyan Narineh Hakobi doctor of arts
6. Baghdasaryan Nora Vardani senior instructor
7. Ghukasyan Alisa Alexandri doctor of arts, senior instructor
8. Muradyan Shamiram Mihrani senior instructor
9. Mutafyan Lida Lipariti, instructor
10. Tioyan Susanna Karapeti doctor of arts
11. Gevorgyan Gayane Gerasimi doctor of arts
12. Verdyan Gayane Bogdani doctor of arts
13. Vardanyan Gohar Garniki instructor
14. Balayan Susanna Saroyi junior instructor
15. Vardanyan Ashkhen Borisi instructor
16. Asatryan Ruzanna Telmani instructor
17. Hambaryan Mery Varujani instructor
18. Macakyan Rima Alexandri instructor
19. Doxoyan Ruzan Yuriki instructor
20. Hakobjanyan Anahit Artushi doctor of arts, senior instructor
21. Abrahamyan Suren Seroji doctor of arts, senior instructor
22. Khachatryan Valentin Mekhaki, instructor

Professor H. Ganalanyan, academic G. Jahukyan, S. Poteyan, V. Khalatyan, K. Mamikonyan, R. Mkryan, V. Shamlyan, L. Paremuzyan, H. Galstyan. A. Eghiazaryan has worked in the chair in the past.

More than a dozen of scientific workers and honored teachers of the Linguistic Institute of WAS of RA and other higher educational Institutions work pluralistically at the chair.

1. Hovhannesyan Lavrenti Shaeni, professor, doctor of arts
2. Simonyan Nektar Mamikoni doctor of arts senior instructor
3. Tokhmakhyan Robert Markosi doctor of arts
4. Papikyan Silva Vardani doctor of arts
5. Vardapetyan Perchuhi Karapeti doctor of arts, senior instructor
6. Galstyan Ashot Volodiayi doctor of arts
7. Galstyan Anahit Serojayi doctor of arts, senior instructor
8. Abazyan Susanna Arseni instructor
9. Stepanyan Beatriche Galusti instructor
10. Martirosyan Armine Jorayi doctor of arts senior instructor
11. Saghatelyan Armenuhi Ishkhani instructor
12. Mesropyan Haykanush Hovsepi doctor of arts


Main Works

THE BASIC WORKS OF THE CHAIR MEMBERS.

Khlghatyan F.
1. The subject and problems of stylistics, Yerevan 1971.
2. Vocabulary of stylistic terms, Yerevan, 1977.
3. The language and style of the novel “Vardanank” by Derenik Demirchyan, Yerevan, 1988.
4. New words and meanings, vocabulary, Yerevan, 1982.
5. The Armenian language, general information, stylistics. Handbooks for teachers coauthor academic Jahukyan, Yerevan, 1976.
6. Manual for the Armenian language for the fourth form, Yerevan, 1994.
7. Armenian language for the 9th and 10th forms coauthor academic Jahukyan, Yerevan, 1994.
8. Antuan Mallet about Armenia, Armenian and Armenians /collection of sayings/, Yerevan, 1996.
9. Armenian for the 9th form, new editorial staff, coauthors Jahukyan, Yerevan, 1998.
10. Armenian for the 10th form, new editorial staff, coauthors Jahukyan, Yerevan, 1988.
11. Armenian for the 5th form, Yerevan, 1999.
12. Armenian for the 6th form, Yerevan, 1999.
13. Armenian for the 7th form, Yerevan, 1999.
14. Armenian for the 8th form, Yerevan, 1999.
15. Stylistic Vocabulary, Yerevan, 2000.
16. Study of Armenian in the 5-8th forms, Yerevan, 1998.
17. Study of Armenian in the 9-10th forms, Yerevan, 1998.
18. English-Armenian Vocabulary, finances and banks, Yerevan, 2005.
19. Modern Armenian, A issue, Yerevan, 2005.
20. Modern Armenian, B issue, Yerevan, 2008.
21. Modern Armenian, C issue, Yerevan, 2007.
22. Hint to Armenian orthoepy /the study of correct pronunciation/ coauthor Tioyan, 2005.
23. Armenian for the 7th form coauthor Khachatryan, Zangak, 2006.
24. Armenian for the 8th form, Zangak, 2007.
25. Armenian for the 9th form, Zangak, 2007.

Gyurjinyan D.
26. Vocabulary of Armenian letter-abbreviation coauthor Hekekyan, Yerevan, 2000.
27. Analise of ecclesiastical, religious terms, Echmiadzin, 2002.
28. Handbook of practice in Armenian coauthor Hekekyan, Yerevan, 2002.
29. Capital or small letter? Vocabulary-informer, Yerevan, 2003.
30. Vocabulary of words written together, separately or with a hyphen, Yerevan, 2003.
31. Fifty new questionnaires on Armenian coauthor Bediryan, Yerevan, 2004.
32. The category of the number of nouns in Armenian, glossary-informer, Yerevan, 2005.
33. Armenian for the 5th form, Edit-Print, 2006.
34. Armenian for the 6th form, Edit-Print, 2007.

Hekekyan N.
35. Vocabulary of Armenian letter-abbreviation /coauthor Gyurjinyan/, Yerevan, 2000.
36. Handbook of practice in Armenian /coauthor Gyurjinyan, Tioyan/, Yerevan, 2002.

Tioyan S.
37. Hint to Armenian orthoepy /the study of correct pronunciation/ coauthor Khlghatyan, Yerevan, 2005.
38. Self-instruction manual of the Armenian language, Zangak-97, 2007.

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Other Information
Science-Research Work Plan 2008

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