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Русский язык за рубежом: социолингвистические функции
Russian Language Abroad: Sociolinguistic Functions

Author(s): Suren T. Zolyan
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Sociolinguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Russian language; Russian diaspora; sociolinguistics; education; minority

Summary/Abstract: We discuss the main issues connected with the functioning of the Russian language abroad. Language is here considered as a multidimensional entity, this implies a multiplicity and complementarity of its social statuses and sociolinguistic functions. The special attention is drawn to the role of the Russian language in education and its possible ability to integrate some cultural and civilizational areas.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 156
  • Page Range: 132-151
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Russian