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Съвременната езикова ситуация и междукултурната комуникация в българските общности в чужбина
Contemporary Language Situation and Intercultural Communication in the Bulgarian Communities Abroad

Author(s): Rositsa Penkova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Cultural history, Sociology, Social history, State/Government and Education, Social development, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: language situation; Bulgarian communities abroad; intercultural communication; language teaching

Summary/Abstract: The cultural-historical and language situation of the Bulgarian communities abroad is changing in accordance with the changes in contemporary world, both here in Bulgaria and in the countries with Bulgarian communities. The paper focuses on the changes in the language situation in the Bulgarian communities abroad after 1989. Specific data is presented about the creation of civil and state structures: associations, local self-governing structures, Sunday schools; music, dance and theater clubs; newspapers and magazines, television and radio broadcasts, etc. On the basis of a theoretical analysis of the characteristics of intercultural communication the article highlights the specifics of the process of development of intercultural communicative competence of the young Bulgarians living abroad. Conclusions about the contemporary education in Bulgarian language in foreign language environment are made.

  • Issue Year: 24/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 127-140
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian