The Term “Word Order” in the Sentence of the Ukrainian Language: the History of its Origin and Formal-Grammatical Characteristics


  • Olha TURKO Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University
  • Lyudmyla MARCHUK Kamianets-Podіlskyi National Ivan Ohiienko University



word order, sentence, formal-grammatical aspect


The article describes in a diachronic perspective the origin and interpretation of the term “word order” in the Ukrainian language through the prism of studying this phenomenon in Slavic and partly foreign linguistics of the early 17th – the first half of the 20th centuries. An analysis of the term “word order” based on the materials of the first grammars of the Ukrainian language and on the basis of theoretical and practical remarks of those linguists who were the first to use the term “word order” in their works was carried out. The leading tendencies of consideration of the order of words in East Slavic and West Slavic linguistics of the outlined time interval as separate linguistic schools and traditions are established. The connection of word order with the syntagmatic division of a sentence, which initiated communicative syntax, was studied. The types of phrases, rules for their detection in a sentence,
types of connection of phrases are described. The main syntactic characteristics of word order in a sentence of the Ukrainian language in the formal-grammatical paradigm are named.