Кафедра германської філології

Сумський державний університет
Факультет іноземної філології та соціальних комунікацій




Iryna Kobyakova

Head of the Department of Germanic Philology, SumyStateUniversity, Professor, Candidate of Philology

tel. (0542) 68-78-80, 33-70-35

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Room ЕТ – 430



  •  1985— graduation from the School of Foreign Languages, Sumy Pedagogical Institute.

These Defended:

PhD thesis: IMPLEMENTATION OF LINGUO - CREATIVE FUNCTION IN ENGLISH JOKES (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2006)

  • Professional Career:
  • 1985 — Diploma with distinction, Sumy Pedagogical Institute;
  • 1985-1989 – interpreter, Kyiv Military College;
  • 1989-2003 – teacher, Vilnius Secondary School;
  • 2003-2004  - lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, SumyStateUniversity;
  • 2004-2006 — full-time post-graduate student, Department of English Philology, Sumy Pedagogical Institute
  • 2006 – defeated PhD thesis at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • 2006 - 2008 - associate professor, the Translation Department, SumyStateUniversity;
  • 2000-2007 - Head of the Translation Department, SumyStateUniversity;
  • 2008 – present day — Head of the Department of Germanic Philology, SumyStateUniversity ( 2015 professor).
  • 2012 — served an internship at the FederalState budget institution of science "Institute of Linguistics of the RussianAcademy of Sciences” and received a confirmation certificate from cognitive linguistics and conceptual researches.
  • 2013 —in WroclawUniversity received a certificate of participation II Symposium "Education Culture and Society - Nowadays Challenges http://nowadays.pl  which united a lot of scientists from the UK, USA, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Russia and Romania.
  •  2014 — served an internship at the University of Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) and has received a confirmation certificate of Introduction to Communication Science.

Research Interests:

  • Discourse analysis, text linguistics, theory of intertextuality and interdiscourse, in particular text and discursive peculiarities of English humor.
  • Author of more than 200 scientific and methodological works, collective monographs.
  • Introduction to Theory of Translation.
  • Irynа Kobyakova has supervised 5 PhD theses.


  • Ukrainian Association of Cognitive Linguistics and Poetics;
  • Ukrainischer Deutschlehrer - und Germanistenverband (UDGV);
  • Academic Board of the School of Foreign Philology and Social Communications, SumyStateUniversity;
  • Deputy Editor of professional scientific journal, in particular “Filologichni Traktaty” [Philological Tractates] (SumyStateUniversity, Sumy);
  • Member of Organizing Committees of the annual Ukrainian and International conferences for faculty held at the School of Foreign Philology and Social Communications, SumyStateUniversity;
  • Head of the Annual Scientific Ukrainian Students’ Scientific Conference "Translation Innovations" and the Editor-in-Chief of the compendium of abstracts of the reports presented there.


  • Silver Diploma of Open European-Asian Research Analytical Championship in London, 2014;
  • Diploma of Sophist of National Research Analytical Championship in London, 2014;
  • Bronze Diploma of National Research Analytical Championship of Ukraine, 2015.


  • Training future translator/interpreters;
  • History of the English Literature,
  • Translation studies;
  • Translation and interpreting practice;
  • English oral and written communication practice.

Educational Books:

Main Scientific Works:


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