Visibility of Language among the Finno-Ugric Community in Russia – The Visible Udmurt Language Cover Image

Vizuális nyelvhasználat egy oroszországi finnugor beszélőközösségnél – a látható udmurt nyelv
Visibility of Language among the Finno-Ugric Community in Russia – The Visible Udmurt Language

Author(s): Zsuzsa Salánki
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: visual language use; Volga region; Russia; bilingual minority community
Summary/Abstract: This study focuses on the current visual language use of an indigenous bilingual minority community living in the Volga region in Russia. The visibility of Udmurt language in public spaces used to be a rare and incidental phenomenon up until the past two decades, but today we can find signs in Udmurt in places never seen before. The study shows that even though we see an increase of Udmurt in the linguistic landscape, it is still questionable whether the visibility of Udmurt language can promote the language vitality or stop the assimilation and language shift of the community.

  • Page Range: 99-109
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian