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Title Language contact in the territory of the former Soviet Union / edited by Diana Forker, Lenore A. Grenoble
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 386 pages) : color illustrations, maps (some color)
Series IMPACT: studies in language, culture and society, 1385-7908 ; volume 50
Impact, studies in language and society ; 50.
Contents Introduction / Diana Forker and Lenore Grenoble -- Nominal borrowings in Tsova-Tush (Nakh-Daghestanian, Georgia) and their gender assignment / Jesse Wichers Schreur -- Lexical convergence reflects complex historical processes : a case study of two borderline regions of Russia / Ilia Yu. Chechuro -- The ideological background of language change in Permic-speaking communities / Svetlana Edygarova -- Enets-Russian language contact / Olesya Khanina -- Izhma Komi in Western Siberia : at the crossroads of language contact / Egor Kashkin and Nikita Muravyev -- From head-final towards head-initial grammar : generational and areal differences concerning word order usage and judgement among Udmurt speakers / Erika Asztalos -- Russian influence on Surgut Khanty and Estonian aspect is limited but similar / Katalin Gugán and Anne Tamm -- Quotative indexes in Permic : between the original strategies and Russian / Denys Teptiuk -- Some structural similarities in the outcomes of language contact with Russian / Diana Forker and Lenore Grenoble -- Why do two Uralic languages (Surgut Khanty and Erzya) use different code-switching strategies? / Boglárka Janurik and Zsófia Schön -- Analyzing modern Chinese Pidgin Russian : variability and the feature pool theory / Elena Perekhvalskaya -- The choice of forms in contact varieties : linguistic vs. social motivation (on the base of language contact in the Russian-Chinese border area) / Kapitolina Fedorova -- Language data and maps / Yuri Koryakov
Summary "The former Soviet Union (USSR) provides the ideal territory for studying language contact between one and the same dominant language (Russian) and a wide range of geologically and typologically diverse languages with varying histories of language contact. This is the first book that bundles different case studies and systematically investigates the impact of Russian at all linguistic levels, from the lexicon to the domains of grammar to discourse, and with varying types of outcomes such as relatively rapid language shift, structural changes in a relatively stable contact situation, pidginization and super variability at the post-pidgin stage. The volume appeals to linguists studying language contact and contact-induced language change from a broad range of perspectives, who want to gain insight in how one of the largest languages in the world influences other smaller languages, but also experts of mostly minority languages in the sphere of the former Soviet Union"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 18, 2021)
Subject Languages in contact -- Soviet Union
Linguistic minorities -- Soviet Union
Russian language -- Influence on foreign languages
Language and languages
Languages in contact
Linguistic minorities
Soviet Union -- Languages.
Soviet Union
Form Electronic book
Author Forker, Diana, editor.
Grenoble, Lenore A., editor.
LC no. 2021002701
ISBN 9789027260017