“Znannieva Semantyka/Teoriia Semantyky, Bazovana na Znanni,” by Yuriy Tarnawsky. Kyiv: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, 2016. 292 pp.
“Znannieva Semantyka,” a translation of Yuriy Tarnawsky’s 1982 New York University Ph.D. dissertation, “Knowledge Semantics/A Knowledge-Based Semantic Theory,” is the first work in Ukrainian language on the subject of transformational-generative grammar, an approach to the study of language which has dominated the field of linguistics for over half a century, since its introduction in 1957 by the American linguist Prof. Noam Chomsky of MIT. Sponsored by the U.S. branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the Ukrainian-language version was created by a group of translators in conjunction with Dr. Tarnawsky, who developed the technical vocabulary and authorized the sections which were not done by him. The project was initiated and coordinated by Prof. Orysia Demska of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.