LINGUIST List 29.2207

Mon May 21 2018

Books: Public Debate in Russia: Vakhtin, Firsov (eds.)

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Date: 10-May-2018
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Subject: Public Debate in Russia: Vakhtin, Firsov (eds.)
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Title: Public Debate in Russia
Subtitle: Matters of (Dis)order
Series Title: Russian Language and Society
Published: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Editor: Nikolai Vakhtin
Editor: Boris Firsov
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474411707 Pages: 416 Price: U.K. £ 75
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474411684 Pages: 416 Price: U.K. £ 75

The first book to offer a detailed exploration of the condition of public debate in Russia, this pioneering volume presents a truly interdisciplinary perspective on Russian language and society. Offering case studies of the past and present communicative successes and failures in various social groups, the contributors explore why Russian society is unable to reach a consensus through dialogue. It is essential reading for advanced students and specialist in the fields of Slavic Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociolinguistics and Russian history, politics and sociology.

Key Features

* Presents a pioneering study of Russian public debate

* Offers a new approach to Russian modernisation through a multidisciplinary view on language and society

* Includes detailed case studies of the past and present communicative successes and failures in various social groups

* Brings together an established and international team of contributors from Russia, UK, Israel and France

The print edition of this book is distributed by Oxford University Press in North America under the Edinburgh University Press imprint and ISBN.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng)

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