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The Russian Language Outside the Nation
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The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

Abstract

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 contemporary world. It examines the contexts within which Russian speakers’ identities are being shaped in various locations across the globe, the shifting attitudes towards the Russian language outside the metropolis, the emerging new varieties of Russian, and the use of the Russian language as soft power in the transnational russophone media. In order to discuss problems posed by the current stage of glob ... More

Keywords: Sociolinguistics, globalisation, Russian language and society identity, post-Soviet, diaspora, migration, language policy, language contact, soft power, bilingualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748668458
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, editor
Princess Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh

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