Language Contact in the Territory of the Former Soviet Union

| Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
| University of Chicago
ISBN 9789027208583 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260017 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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 genealogically 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 into 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.
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Table of Contents
Diana Forker and Lenore A. 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 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 A. 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
Languages & language families
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021002700 | Marc record