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Introduction: The Russian Language, Challenged by Globalisation

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter offers a broad overview of the Russian language in the context of globalisation and outlines the main challenges for the Russian language and its speakers that occurred after the ... More


The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a broad sociolinguistic perspective, the book explores a comprehensive set of tensions which emerged from the dislocated and deterritorialised position of the Russian language in the ... More


Post-Soviet Russian-Speaking Diaspora in Italy: Results of a Sociolinguistic Survey

Monica Perotto

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter relates to Russian-speaking emigrants and Russian-Italian bilingual families living in Italy. Based on an extensive fieldwork data it discusses the levels of language maintenance and ... More


International Law, Minority Language Rights and Russian(s) in the ‘Near Abroad’

Michael Newcity

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter analyses how the applicable international law - primarily treaties adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe -- affects the Russian-speaking minorities in the post-Soviet ... More


In Defense of the National tongue: Guardians, Legislators, and Monitors of the Norm

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter begins by describing the varieties of purist discourse in the debates over language in the 1990s, showing how genetic, historical, and ecological metaphors of language in these writings ... More


Reference and visual aspects of discourse

Andrej A. Kibrik

in Reference in Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199215805
eISBN:
9780191728426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses several issues related to non-verbal and even non-vocal ways to perform reference. First, there is a mode of reference known as deixis. A referent can be mentioned by a deictic ... More


Taking the Offensive: Language Culture and Policy under Putin

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter demonstrates that political initiatives to legislate language laws and allocate federal funding toward promoting language literacy produce limited results. Far more consequential for the ... More


Predictors of Pluricentricity: Lexical Divergences between Latvian Russian and Russian Russian

Aleksandrs Berdicevskis

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter discusses pluricentic trends in the Russian language in Latvia. It provides an overview of linguistic polycentricism and, based on the quantitative data analysis of twenty-two official ... More


Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Acculturation Orientations of Russian Speakers in Estonia

Martin Ehala and Anastassia Zabrodskaja

in The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter explores ethnic and linguistic affiliations and identity construction by Russian speakers in Estonia. It assumes the ethnolingusitic vitality paradigm and triangulates a quantitative ... More


After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Michael S. Gorham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies. The book begins from the ... More


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