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 John Dunn (Editor)

Paperback(1st ed. 1999)

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This book examines some of the important linguistic changes that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1991. Most of the papers deal with Russia, which has undergone a particularly complex process of re-adjustment. 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, Ukrainian, one examines Komi-Permiak, while one looks more generally at language and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349145072
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Series: International Council for Central and East European Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 177
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

LUDMILA FERM teaches Russian, University of Uppsala, Sweden
ALEXANDER KROUGLOV is a member of the School of Modern Languages, University of Otago, New Zealand
SEPPO LALLUKKA works at the Institute for Russian and East European Studies, Helsinki, Finland
V.M. MOKIENKO Professor, University of Griefswald, Germany
WOLF MOSKOVICH Director of the Institute of History, Philosophy and Regional Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
BORIS NORMAN Professor, Belorussian State University, Minsk
LARA RYAZANOVA-CLARKE Lecturer in Russian, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
NADIA STANGÉ-ZIROVOVA Maître de Conférences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
WULFHILD ZIEL works at the Institute fur Slavistik, University of Leipzig, Germany

Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction Notes on the Contributors Preface Introduction; J.A.Dunn The Transformation of Russian from a Language of the Soviet Type to a Language of the Western Type; J.A.Dunn The Development of the Political Metaphor in the Post-Soviet Period; L.Ferm Sociolinguistic Transformations in Rapidly Changing Societies: Russia and Ukraine; A.Krouglov Below the Republican Level: Political Origins and Social Status of the Literary Komi-Permiak Language; S.Lallukka The Russian Language 'On the Brink': The Linguistic Situation in Present-Day Russia; V.M.Mokienko The Terminology of Modern Russian: Ultranationalism and Antisemitism; W.Moskovich Reality and Language Games in Contemporary Russian; B.Norman Elements of Persuasion in the Language of Russian Television Advertising; L.Ryazanova-Clarke French Loan-Words in the Ideolects of Russian Immigrants in Francophone Belgium; N.Stangé-Zhirovova The Relationship Between Language and Society in the Writings of Aleksandr Potebnja; W.Ziel Index of Subjects and Names Index of Words and Phrases

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