Irina Usanova

List of John Benjamins publications for which Irina Usanova plays a role.


Subjects Multilingualism | Theoretical linguistics | Writing and literacy


Brehmer, Bernhard and Irina Usanova 2017 Biscriptality and heritage language maintenance: Russian in GermanyDynamics of Linguistic Diversity, Peukert, Hagen and Ingrid Gogolin (eds.), pp. 99–121
The paper deals with the script choices made by bilingual Russian-German children when they are asked to compose texts in their Russian heritage language. Furthermore, the relationship between script choice and overall proficiency in the heritage language is investigated. We compare two different… read more | Chapter
The paper analyzes verb placement of heritage speakers of Russian in contexts where German has a fixed position of the finite verb: V2 in declarative main clauses and V-final in subordinate clauses. Russian exhibits a neutral SVO order in both cases, but verb placement is in general dependent on… read more | Article