DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS AND FOREIGN PHILOLOGY
CHAIR OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Chair of General linguistics was established in September 1st, 1950.
What are the scientific traditions of the chair?
Scientific traditions and main tendencies of pedagogical activities of teachers’ staff were formed by the influence of outstanding scientists who had worked at different periods of time. .
An academician of Academy of Sciences of USSR, I.I. Meshaninov had worked in this department during the World War II.
Works written by I.I. Meshaninov at al-Farabi Kazakh National University:
· approved his own course “General Linguistics” at the University;
· had completed the fundamental work “Grammatical categories in languages of different systems”;
· continued working on the book “Parts of Sentences and parts of speech”
Scientific ideas of I.I. Meshaninov which have been developing by the department of General Linguistics at present.
The idea of the presence of general laws in languages which could be recognized by the use of typological and synchronous comparisons.
Corresponding member of Academy of Sciences of USSR, doctor of philological sciences, S.E. Malov.
What kind of courses did S.E. Malov lecture?
S.E. Malov was the first in the history of our university who gave the courses of “Oldturkic writing” and “Comparative grammar of Turkic languages”, “General Linguistics”.
CHAIR OF FOREIGN PHILOLOGY
Chair of Foreign Philology was founded in 2002.
Head of the Chair is Taeva R.M., the author of about 40 articles and academic-methodological supplies and monographies "Казахское слово в русском художественном тексте" and "Интерференция в русской речи казахов" in co-authorship with professors M.M.Kopylenko, Z.K.Akhmetzhanova, B.Kh.Khassanov.
From the very beginning of its organization the chair has been completed by the qualified experts having a wide experience of practical work in the field of teaching of foreign languages. At various times such skilled teachers as Doctor of Philology, the professor Madanova M. N., candidates of science Galajdina N.A., Kisikova B. D, senior lecturers Shajmerdenova G. K., Sarsekenova V. Zh, Kajsarova B., Mazhit B., Nurpeisova Z.E., Matkerimova R. A, Kozobrodova V. G worked at the chair.
There are 26 teachers at Foreign Philology department: 6 associate professors, 13 senior teachers and 7 teachers. Teachers of Foreign Philology department teach theoretical and practical disciplines at philological faculty (speciality 5B021000 – Foreign Philology, 5B011900 – Foreign language: 2 foreign languages) and journalist faculty.