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Речевое поведение мигрантов россии
Linguistic Behavior of Migrants in Russia

Author(s): Ol'ga Cinjova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: Mother tongue; social environment; linguistic competence; national identity

Summary/Abstract: The article covers the correlation between the usage of mother tongue and Russian language by migrants from different countries, which makes it possible to describe it as a part of the sociolinguistic situation in Russia. The study provides a comparative characteristic of the linguistic behavior of Lithuanian migrants against that of migrants from other former USSR countries. An important part of saving one’s identity and mother tongue, as well as successful social and cultural adaptation in the country of residence, is the activity of different national institutions (cultural communities consisting of migrants from different countries, embassies, educational projects) along with one’s personal conscious determination to conserve the mother tongue by means of reading, listening and communication using modern technology.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 145-155
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian