By Derek Offord
This first quantity, Language Use one of the Russian Elite, presents perception into the improvement of the perform of conversing and writing French on the Russian court docket and one of the Russian the Aristocracy from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. It examines linguistic perform, using French in Russia in quite a few spheres, domain names and genres, in addition to the interaction among the 2 languages. together with examples of French lexical impression on Russian, this quantity takes a sociolinguistic curiosity in language selection, code-switching and the measure to which the language group being saw used to be bilingual or diglossic.
A accomplished and unique contribution to the multidisciplinary examine of language, the 2 volumes deal with, from a old perspective, topics of relevance to sociolinguists (especially bilingualism and multilingualism), social and cultural historians (social and nationwide identification, linguistic and cultural borrowing), Slavists (the dating of Russian and western tradition) and scholars of the ecu Enlightenment, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and cultural nationalism.
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