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A Sociolinguistic Survey of an Internal Diaspora: Field Research of a Chuvash Diaspora Group in the Moscow Region

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This chapter deals with a case study of conducting a sociolinguistic survey in an internal diaspora group. The field material was collected by the author in the Chuvash diaspora in the Moscow region for two and a half years by means of a sociolinguistic questionnaire, participant observation, direct observation, and a structured interview with the respondents. The selective sample includes 100 respondents. The questionnaire contained 30 questions. The age cohorts and the diaspora generations were taken into account in statistical data analysis. Field research resulted not only in the complete description of the functioning of the Chuvash language in the diaspora group in the Moscow region but also in the elaboration of a methodology to facilitate further studies of the functioning of other languages in the conditions of an internal diaspora.

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Kutsaeva, M.V. (2021). A Sociolinguistic Survey of an Internal Diaspora: Field Research of a Chuvash Diaspora Group in the Moscow Region. In: Agranat, T.B., Dodykhudoeva, L.R. (eds) Strategies for Knowledge Elicitation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79341-8_5

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