Current Work

Linguistics is a study of the language (the i-Language which is presumably common for everyone, without regard at variations which happen in different parts of the world). Linguistics proudly stands among the fields which use scientific method as a main means of inquiry. Specifically, I am interested in how learners acquire third and fourth languages and what are the principles which inform these processes.

As of right now, I also serve as a Curriculum and Assessment Advisor for the ENGin program where I apply my experience on the intersection of linguistics and language teaching to guide designing and developing curriculum as well as review designing, validating, and developing assessment frameworks of the program.

Research Interests

  • generative approaches to L2...n acquisition

  • epistemology of inquiry into Ln acquisition and transfer studies

  • intersection of generative linguistics and Ln language teaching

  • language testing

  • syntax and semantics of Ukrainian

Journal and proceedings papers

*- double-blind peer-reviewed journal papers, **- refereed conference proceedings, ^=not peer-reviewed papers


*(in progress) Nunc rationem, quo ea me cumque ducet, sequar: landscape on the juncture of generative linguistics and language teaching

*(in progress) Not (enough or too much) models of language acquisition: adjudicating between options for fourth language based on evidence from interaction of disjunction and negation

*(in progress) Third language acquisition and [-inflection] principle: evidence against the initial state paradigm from parameter-setting for interaction of disjunction and negation

*(submitted to Snippets) +PPI/-PPI: a note on disjunctive operators in Ukrainian

**Ozernyi, Daniil M. "L1 vs. L2 vs. L3 transfer: Evidence contra wholesale transfer models and privileged languages from grammatical gender and definiteness acquisition in sequential quardilinguals." Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 6.1 (2021): 9-23.


^Qualifying paper 2 for section of Pedagogy of Jr. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Озерний, Д. (2019). Розвиток соціально-активної особистості у середовищі шкільного самоврядування (Developing a socially active personality in the environment of school government). Дніпропетровське відділення Малої академії наук України, Відділення філософії та суспільствознавства, секція “Педагогіка.” Slides for the talk.


^Qualifying paper 1 for section of Pedagogy of Jr. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Озерний, Д. (2018). Розвиток аналітико-синтетичних навичков учнів засобами інтегрованого навчання (Development of students’ analytical-synthetical thinking by means of integrated learning). Дніпропетровське відділення Малої академії наук України, Відділення філософії та суспільствознавства, секція “Педагогіка.”


*Ozernyi, D., Nikolenko, L. M..Аналiз стану самоврядування у сучасних загальноосвiтнiх навчальних закладах. Український психолого-педагогiчний науковий збiрник, №7.07 (2016): 90-95.


*Ozerniy, Danil, Inna V. Kurinna, and Yaroslav S. Bondarenko. "Synthesis and alkylation of amide obtained by N-Phthaloylglycine and himic acid hydrazide." Journal of Chemistry and Technologies 23.2 (2015): 10-14. DOI:

Talks and presentations

*- elicited, **- refereed, ^- outreach


**Ozernyi, Daniil M. (2021, Mar 18). The crossroads of four languages: the complexity of language identity of quardilinguals in central Ukraine [Conference talk]. Multilingualism on My Mind (MoMM): Exploring Multilingualism in Education, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway (online). Links: the book of abstracts of the conference (the organizers marked me as "Northwestern University, Norway" - I am not quite sure why), the slides, and the OSF page.

  • (at the MoMM 2021 conference) chair of the session Multilingual pedagogy from an Interdisciplinary Perspective (3B) on 03/18/21, 13:45-15:25 (CET)

**Ozernyi, Daniil M. (2021, Jan 8). L1 vs. L2 vs. L3 transfer: grammatical gender and determiner acquisition in sequential quadrilinguals [Conference talk]. 95th Annual Meeting of Linguistics Society of America, San-Francisco, CA, United States (online). Slides here!


*Daniil Ozernyi. Elements of theater in Français langue étrangère: enhancing pragmatic competence at Northfield Mount Hermon Scholarly Series (Shauffler Library, Fall 2020).

*Daniil Ozernyi. US vs Ukraine: language education in middle and high school, elicited expert session for biggest in Eastern Europe international educational conference EdCamp Ukraine


**Daniil Ozernyi. Інтегроване навчання в сучасному освітньому процеці та CLIL-методологія (Integrated learning in modern educational process and CLIL methodology)// Materials of IV conference “Modern tendencies in chemistry teaching”. – 04/14/2018. – Ivan Franko Lviv University, Lviv, Ukraine.

^Daniil Ozernyi. Research prospects for students: development and concerns. Opening remarks for regional competition of research papers of MAS of Ukraine.


**Daniil Ozernyi. Розвиток аналітико-синтетичних навичок учнів засобами інтегрованого навчання (Development of analytical-synthetical skills by means of integrated learning) // Materials of III conference “Modern tendencies in chemistry teaching” – 03/24/2017. – Ivan Franko Lviv University, Lviv, Ukraine.

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. ”

- Bertrand Russel in The Triumph of Stupidity, 1933