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Language and Society in Post-Communist Europe: Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995
     

Language and Society in Post-Communist Europe: Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995

by J. Allan Dunn (Editor), Ronald J. Hill (Introduction), J. A. Dunn (Preface by)
 
This book is an examination of some of the most important linguistic changes that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1991. Most of the essays deal with the Russian language, which has undergone a particularly complex process of readjustment. Though it is early to draw definitive conclusions, the contributions provide a preliminary understanding of the new

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This book is an examination of some of the most important linguistic changes that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1991. Most of the essays deal with the Russian language, which has undergone a particularly complex process of readjustment. Though it is early to draw definitive conclusions, the contributions provide a preliminary understanding of the new language situation of post-Soviet Russia. Of the remaining papers, one compares Russian and Ukrainian, one examines Komi-Permiak, while one gives a more general look at language and society.

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Most of the 11 papers focus on Russian, which was under Soviet influence the longest and has undergone a particularly complex process of readjustment since the Detriumph of the Revolution. Among the topics are the development of the political metaphor in the post- Soviet period, sociolinguistic transformations in the rapidly changing societies of Russia and Ukraine, and French loan words in the idiolects of Russian immigrants in Francophone Belgium. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312222321
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studi Series
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

J. A. Dunn is Senior Lecturer in Slavonic Languages at the University of Glasgow.

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