Integration, Identity and Language Maintenance in Young Immigrants

Russian Germans or German Russians

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| The Ohio State University
| Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
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The volume presents a selection of contributions related to integration, adaptation, language attitudes and language change among young Russian-speaking immigrants in Germany. At the turn of the century, Germany, which defined itself as a mono-ethnic and mono-racial society, has become a country integrating various immigrant groups. Among those, there are three different types of Russian immigrants: Russian Germans, Russian Jews and ethnic Russians, all three often perceived as “Russians” by the host country. The three groups have the same linguistic background, but a different ethnicity, known as “nationality”, a separate entry in Russian official documents. This defined the immigration paths and the subsequent integration into German society, where each group strives to position itself in relation to two other groups in the same migrant space. The book discusses the complexities of belonging and (self-/other) assignment to groups as well as the attitude to language maintenance among young Russian-speaking immigrants.
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 44]  2017.  vii, 285 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ludmila Isurin and Claudia Maria Riehl
1–10
Chapter 1. Russian-Germans: Historical background, language varieties, and language use
Claudia Maria Riehl
11–40
Chapter 2. Ethnic German and Jewish immigrants from post-Soviet countries in Germany: Identity formation and integration prospects
Barbara Dietz and Heike Roll
41–68
Chapter 3. Generation 1.5 of Russian-speaking immigrants in Israel and in Germany: An overview of recent research and a German pilot study
Larissa Remennick
69–98
Chapter 4. When networks tell just half the story: Social networks, language and social identity among Russian German and Russian Jewish migrants in Germany
Vera Irwin
99–134
Chapter 5. From Russian motherland to German fatherland: Young Russian immigrants in Germany
Ludmila Isurin
135–158
Chapter 6. Young Russian-German adults 20 years after their repatriation to Germany
Katharina Meng and Ekaterina Protassova
159–196
Chapter 7. Language attitudes and linguistic skills in young heritage speakers of Russian in Germany
Tanja Anstatt
197–224
Chapter 8. Lost in transmission?: Family language input and its role for the development of Russian as a heritage language in Germany
Bernhard Brehmer and Tatjana Kurbangulova
225–268
Conclusion. Integration, identity, and language maintenance in young immigrants: Future research directions
Ludmila Isurin and Claudia Maria Riehl
269–280
Index
281–285
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016054762