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Minority Languages from Western Europe and Russia

Comparative Approaches and Categorical Configurations

  • Offers a typological approach to the various subcategories of immigration languages from Western Europe to Russia

  • Includes a special focus on prototypical notions of minority languages in Russia

  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach including linguistic, educational and legal aspects of minority languages in Europe and Russia

Part of the book series: Language Policy (LAPO, volume 21)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. An Introduction to Comparing Categorizations of Minority Languages

    • Svetlana Moskvitcheva, Alain Viaut
    Pages 1-10

About this book

This book offers a comparative approach within a general framework of studies on minority languages of Western Europe and Russia and former Soviet space, focusing on linguistic, legal and categorization aspects. It is connected to a comparative study of the semantic contents of the terms referring to the different categories of these languages.

The volume features multidisciplinary approaches, first linguistic (sociolinguistic and semantic) and legal, and investigates the limits of country-to-country comparisons, mirroring cases from France, Spain, and China with their counterparts from Soviet and later Russian configurations. Special examples, from a region as Ingria and a country as Tajikistan, help to contextualize this approach. In addition, the notion of migration languages, also minority languages, is studied in bilingual contexts, both from external (German, Greek, Chinese ...) and internal origins (Chuvash), linked to the urbanization in contemporary societies that has fostered the presence of these languages in major cities.

Keywords

  • minority language education
  • bilingualism and bilingual education
  • minority languages in Europe
  • minority languages in the former Soviet Union
  • immigration languages in Western Europe and Russia
  • language minority activism
  • native languages in Europe and Russia
  • sociolinguistic categorization of minority languages
  • linguistic rights

Editors and Affiliations

  • Associated Professor in Linguistics General and Russian Linguistics Department, Laboratory “Dynamics of Languages in Minority Situations”, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russia

    Svetlana Moskvitcheva

  • Director of Research in Linguistics CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France), UMR 5478 Iker (CNRS – Bordeaux Montaigne University – UPPA), Bordeaux, France, Associate of Laboratory “Dynamics of Languages in a Minority Situations”, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

    Alain Viaut

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eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-24340-1
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)