The (Re)Emergence of the Russian Language in the Linguistic Landscape of Hungarian Settlements in Transcarpathia Cover Image

Az orosz nyelv (újra)megjelenése Kárpátalja magyarok lakta településeinek nyelvi tájképében
The (Re)Emergence of the Russian Language in the Linguistic Landscape of Hungarian Settlements in Transcarpathia

Author(s): István Csernicskó
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: Transcarpathia (Ukraine); linguistic landscape; economy
Summary/Abstract: The study examines the linguistic landscape of the territories of Transcarpathia (Ukraine) which are mostly inhabited by Hungarians in the context of language and economy. It will be presented how an economically prestigious world language, Russian, is displayed in this region. We show that economic realities suppress the nationalism of a minority. We note that a language policy espousing the language support of a national minority cannot be successful if it is not related to the development of the economy.

  • Page Range: 29-41
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian