Negotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet World by Sarah SmythNegotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet World by Sarah Smyth

Negotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet World

EditorSarah Smyth, Conny Opitz

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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In this volume, researchers in the fields of language in society, sociolinguistics, language politics, diaspora and identity studies explore the contacts between languages and cultures in the post-Soviet world. The book presents a range of perspectives on the effects of migration and of re-drawing of borders among groups and individuals for whom the Russian language has had an instrumental or symbolic prominence. How do recent geopolitical shifts impact on the policies and practices of newly independent states? How have communities and individuals come to redefine their own identities and core values? How does a cultural context in which the power relations between cultural and linguistic groups have been reversed or recalibrated affect the attitudes of each group? How does the potential for transnational identities impact on the interplay between diasporic and homeland communities? How does migration influence linguistic and parenting practices? This collection of fers answers to these and many other questions through case studies from eleven regions in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Sarah Smyth is a Professor in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She is co-author of RUS’: A Comprehensive Course in Russian (2002), Basic Russian, A Grammar and Workbook (first edition 1999, second edition 2013) and Intermediate Russian, A Grammar and Workbook (first edition 2001, second edition ...
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Title:Negotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:303430840X

ISBN - 13:9783034308403

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Contents: Irina Zak/Arie Cohen: Explicit/implicit acculturation and adaptation among Russian immigrant teachers in Israel – Martin Ehala/Anastassia Zabrodskaja: Ethnolinguistic vitality of ethnic groups in the Baltic countries – Mikhail A. Molchanov: Russian national identity: old traumas and new challenges – Svetlana Eriksson: Who are you? Cultural associations in (self-)othering and cultural identity negotiation among Russian-speaking adolescents from Russia and Latvia in Ireland – Claudia Zbenovich: The Russian-Jewish babushka in Israel: discourse analysis of a cultural phenomenon – Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa: Digital debates on Soviet memory in the national identity construction of post-Soviet migrants – German Mendzheritskiy/Ekaterina Bagreeva: Should we speak Russian? Everyday practice of Russian-speaking migrants in Germany and Norway – Sari Pöyhönen: Language and ethnicity lost and found: multiple identities of Ingrian Finnish teachers in Russia – Dionysios Zoumpalidis: Russian language - Greek identity: a sociolinguistic approach to the Pontic Greek community in Russia – Sholpan Zharkynbekova/Baurzhan Bokayev: Global transformations in Kazakhstani society and problems of ethno-linguistic identification – Jasmine Dum-Tragut: Striving for linguistic independence? The Armenian language in post-Soviet Armenia: language policy and language planning.