Head of department
Professor, Doctor of pedagogical sciences
Harisov Firaz Fakhrazovich
Tel.: +7 (843) 293-94-47
The Department provides the language preparation of intending teachers of the native (Tatar) language and literature, the workers of culture and also the scientific activity on the learning of historical development of the Tatar language and the working out its methodics of teaching.
The Department dates back to the 20-s of the last century and it was found in the depths of the national linguistic department of the Eastern pedagogical institute and later as Kazan Pedagogical Institute (and further as University).
In those years, it functioned as a part of the Department of the Tatar language and literature and it was headed by a prominent scientist G.Sagdi in 1925-1929.
There is a deserving famous scientist Dj. Validi in this Department who works on the issues of the development of the Tatar dialects and lexiography.
A talented student of Professor V.A.Bogoroditskogo, lecturer Galimdzhan Sharaf who is the author of several works in the field of experimental phonetics has worked at the Department of the Tatar language and literature.
In the 20s a large scale of scientific-methodological and pedagogical activity of the honored scientist of Tatarstan M.H.Kurbangalieva was unfolded who developed the scientific basis for methods of teaching of the native language and he also became the author of school textbooks.
An honored worker of science, professor of RUFUR M.A. Faizullin was the greatest scientist, teacher, a member-correspondent of Academy sciences of RUFUR who was in charge of the Department of the Tatar language more than 20 years and who was successfully engaged in the research on didactics and child teaching.
Well-known scholars, teachers G.Alparov, H.Badigov, N.Hakimov, Z.M.Valiullina who were taught by the greatest linguists of our country according to language preparation worked at the Department of the Tatar language of KSPI.
Post-graduate education has played the crucial role in the scientific growth of the department which was found in 1932. According to the number of those post-graduates such scientists as professor L.Zalay, lecturers Sh. Ramazanov, V. Khangildin were the brightest among them. Their works were put into the basis of the new domains of Tatar linguistics: Tatar dialectology, Historical Phonetics, Stylistics, The History of Tatar Literature.
Since 1967 up till 1986 the Department of the Tatar language of KSPI was headed by M.Z. Zakiev, an academician of IN RT, an honoured worker of science of RF and RT, a laureate of the state prize of RT in the field of science and technics, a rector of Kazan Pedagogical Institute. The Department started flourishing under his cooperation.
After M.Z. Zakiev’s resignment, R. A. Usupov was in charge of being the chair of the Department of the Tatar linguistics and the rector of the institute (1986-2002) who is the Doctor of the philological sciences, professor, academician AN RT, a deputy of the High Court of RT (1990-1995), the author of a great number of monographs, textbooks, and scientific articles
The Department of the Tatar linguistics of KSPU has achieved and still does high accomplishments in the increasing the level of specialists’ preparation on the Tatar language over the last years: teachers and other workers in the sphere of education and culture and also in the field of scientific planning of the issues concerning the development of the Tatar language.
The scientific directions in the Department activity that had been formed earlier got further development. And at the same time new actual problems are being worked out nowadays. Here we can epitomize the learning of the correlation of different structured languages, theories and translating practices, language culture ( Professor R.A. Unusov), linguistic culture studies (Professor R.R. Zamaletdinov), the issues of methodology of the Tatar language ( Professor F.M. Khisamova), the methodics of teaching of the Tatar language in a foreign language room ( Professor F.F. and Ch.S. Charisovs), the history of the formation of the Tatar literature (Professor F.S. Khakimzyanov), the development of the lexics of the Tatar language (Professor G.R. Galiullina)
At the present time the following teachers and scientists, lecturers as R.A. Asilgaraeva, R.Kh. Mirzagitov, G.K. Khadieva, G.M. Shaihieva, R.K. Sagdieva, R.F. Fattakhova, V.R. Gafarova, G.R. Fakhrieva, A.a. Gafurova, M.Kh. Anvarova work at the department of Modern Tatar language and methodics of teaching.