Language and Power in the Creation of the USSR, 1917-1953

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Walter de Gruyter, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 294 pages

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications.

It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other.

The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Democracy and language in late imperial Russia
15
Divided speech communities of the Soviet Union
35
G G Shpet linguistic structure and the Eurasian imperative
59
N Ia Marr language history and the Stalin cultural revolution
81
scripts grammar
103
Latin alphabets and their
121
The official campaign for Russian language culture
143
Stalins linguistic theories as cultural conquest
161
Conclusion
175
Abbreviations and acronyms
181
Archival sources
225
Index
287
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