About the department
The Department of "Theory and Methodology of Kazakh Linguistics" is one of the oldest fundamental departments with a rich history.
In 1944, at the time of its formation, the department had the the name Department of "Languages". In 1946 there was a separation which became the beginning of the emergence of new departments – "Russian language", "Kazakh language", "Russian and foreign literature", "Foreign language".
The department has worked with such famous scientists in the field of Kazakh linguistics and Turkology as A. Margulan, N. T. Sauranbayev, M. Balakayev, S. Amanzholov, T. Kordabayev, A. Tuleuov, A. Kuryshzhanov, G. Aidarov, G. Madina, M. Duisebayeva, H. Kozhakhmetova, R. Syzdyk, Z. Beisembayeva, R. Shoibekov and others.
In different years, the department was headed by Academician N. Sauranbayev, Doctors of Sciences, professors A. Iskakov, G. L. Madina, S. Isaev, A. Ablakov, B. Khasanov, R. Shoibekov, Z. Beisembayeva, T. Ermekova, Zh.Suleimenova, K. Kalybayeva.
In 2016, the departments of "Kazakh Linguistics” and”Theory of Language and teaching methods” were combined into one department– “Theory and Methodology of Kazakh Linguistics".
Currently, the department is headed by the Candidate of Philological Sciences, Acting Professor Zh. K. Otarbekova.
Specialties of the department
The Department trains specialists in the following spheres:
- 5B012100, 6B01702-Kazakh language and literature in schools with non-Kazakh language of instruction" (BA);
- 5B020500, 6B02302-Philology (BA);
- 6M012100, 7M01702-Kazakh language and literature in schools with non-Kazakh language of instruction", (MSc,);
- 6M020500, 7M02301-Philology (MSc);
- 6D020500, 8D02301-Philology (PhD).
Our graduates are in demand in the system of science and education (in universities, colleges, schools, scientific institutes), in the press (in the editorial offices of newspapers and magazines, publishing houses, radio and television), in the public service (Foreign Ministry, archives, libraries, museums), in travel agencies, in firms of various profiles.
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