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Cercetarea sociolingvistică asupra graiurilor româneşti vorbite în Ungaria
The Sociolinguistic Research on the Romanian Dialects Spoken in Hungary

Author(s): Elena Sandu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitatii de Nord, Baia Mare
Keywords: sociolinguistic; Romanian dialect; bilingualism; Romanian minority;

Summary/Abstract: The present article brings into focus a larger area of study dealing with the sociolinguistic research regarding the Romanian dialects spoken in Hungary. The author, who is also a lecturer of Romanian, teaches Sociolinguistics to the first generation of postgraduate students in the Department of Romanian within the Juhasz Gyula Faculty in Szeged. In Romanian Sociolinguistics there are two main sections to be dealt with, according to the sociolinguistic status of the language itself, that of official language in Romania, and that of a minority language in the Diaspora. The latter aspect represents the main focus of the author, who tries to offer a descriptive presentation of the matter. References are mainly assigned to the works of Ana Borbely, whose outlook on the Romanian dialects stemmed from a strictly linguistic, dialectological approach, to the sociolinguistic approach. Thus, in her research studies there are many international references pertaining to the field of bilingualism, as an essential subject of sociolinguistic research, and the research is conducted in an assimilated manner, applied to the specificity of the situation of the Romanian minority in Hungary. The following presentation deals with the monographic sociolinguistic approach.

  • Issue Year: XX/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 117-129
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian