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The Russian Language Outside the NationSpeakers and Identities$
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Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748668458

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001

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What is Russian in Ukraine? Popular Beliefs Regarding the Social Roles of the Language

What is Russian in Ukraine? Popular Beliefs Regarding the Social Roles of the Language

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(p.117) Chapter 4 What is Russian in Ukraine? Popular Beliefs Regarding the Social Roles of the Language
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The Russian Language Outside the Nation
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Volodymyr Kulyk

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.003.0005

Despite some shrinking of its scope of use in the wake of the breakup of the USSR and the promotion of Ukrainian as the only state language of independent Ukraine, Russian continues to be widely used in most practices of Ukrainian society. Its presence in those practices stems from different and often coexisting roles which, however, are rarely explicitly articulated. Moreover, the legitimisation of its use in one role can pave the way to the use in another one. The chapter discusses the results of the focus group study in different parts of Ukraine to reveal the explicit arguments and implicit assumptions regarding the roles of Russian. The analysis demonstrates the correlations of the findings with the linguistic ideologies and argues for the complexity of the ukrainophone/russiophone divide.

Keywords:   Russian, Ukraine, Ukrainian language, linguistic ideology, beliefs

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