Russian Language and Society

Series Editor(s): Lara Ryazanova-Clarke

A forum for scholars to study the language question and expand the field of Russian Studies

The profound transformations over recent decades in Russian-speaking society have revealed rich linguistic undercurrents, be it the Gorbachev initiated perestroika, the collapse of communism, disintegration of the Soviet Union or the post-Soviet search for identity. The language question has been a key instrument in the formation of the new post-Soviet independent states which continue to present contested linguistic spaces where Russia’s post-imperial ambitions clash with nationalising local policies. Russian language policies produced for internal as well as external consumption, and the emergence of the global, postcolonial Russian spoken by communities outside the mainland, are among the emerging fields in which new theoretical approaches are expected to be formed. The fact that Russia has always been multicultural and multilingual opens further dimensions for exploration, including questions of language contact, endangered languages, and linguistic identities among many. Books in this series explore these questions and provide a rich resource for the field of Russian Studies.

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