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LINGUIST List 18.807

Thu Mar 15 2007

Books: Sociolinguistics: Press

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A History of the Russian Language and Its Speakers: Press

Message 1: A History of the Russian Language and Its Speakers: Press
Date: 14-Mar-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A History of the Russian Language and Its Speakers: Press

Title: A History of the Russian Language and its Speakers
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 26
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Ian Press
Hardback: ISBN: 9783895868061 Pages: 390 Price: Europe EURO 118.00

The history of the emergence of any standard and therefore at least
initially somewhat artificial language is complex, but that of Russian is
perhaps exceptionally so, with argument simmering for many years over the
character, extent and relevance of variation. An attempt is made to present
both the history of the language and of its users, in this way bringing the
whole general picture together. The earliest days, with the emergence of
writing, are explored, after which language use in Rus' is examined.
Russian from the Mongol Conquest to Muscovy and the social and linguistic
reshapings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are seen as creating
a base whose stability is worked through over the next few generations.

A standard emerges in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,
but remains exploratory throughout the nineteenth century, since when we
have the October Revolution and its impact on language, followed by the
current 'liberation' of Russian. The picture is brought to life by the
inclusion of texts, with commentaries, from all periods. The aim is to
provide a clear, readable, and accessible presentation for a wide range of

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng )

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