Marginal Linguistic Identities: Studies in Slavic Contact and Borderland Varieties

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Dieter Hubert Stern, Dieter Stern, Christian Voss
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 274 pages
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The present conference volume is an attempt to extend the scope of Eastern European linguistics by bringing together contributions from the fields of sociolinguistics and social anthropology hitherto neglected in the study of Eastern European languages. The collection of papers focusses primarily on cultural and linguistic hybridity in contexts of marginalization. Special attention is given to the language-identity nexus. All analyses are based on field research covering the spectrum from largescale questionnaire elicitation to participant observation. This reflects the editors' concern and hope for a renewed appreciation of field work by Slavic scholars. The volume is structured thematically, dealing withas diverse topics as cultural hybridity, linguistic identity in borderland communities, language death and genesis, code-mixing, as well as dialect shift under conditions of sociopolitical upheaval. Among the languages treated are Kashubian, Banat Bul-garian, Aegean Macedonian, Slovene, non-standard and contact varieties of Russian (Karelian-Russian, Old settlers' Russian, Russian lexifier pidgins and Russian foreigner talk), mixed lects (Surzhyk and Trasianka), and standard-dialect-continua in Ex-Yugoslavia.
 

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Contents

Dieter Stern Berlin Christian VOSS ErlangenFreiburg
1
FORMS OF LINGUISTIC HYBRIDITY
9
A INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
31
EvaMaria Stolberg Bonn
45
Klaus Steinke Erlangen
75
LINGUISTIC IDENTITIES AMONG BORDERLAND MINORITIES
103
Anneli SarHimaa Mainz
119
Nikolaj Vakjitin St Petersburg
135
Aleksander Krasovitsky Guildford Surrey
149
Dieter STERN Berlin
161
Kapitolina Fedorova St Petersburg
177
Svitlana Adamenko Oldenburg
191
Gerd HentscHel and Sviatlana TescH Oldenburg
213
E DIALECTAL LANGUAGE SHIFT
245
Tanja PETROVIC LjubljanaBelgrade
261
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