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Author Lunde, Ingunn, 1969- author.

Title Language on display : writers, fiction and linguistic culture in post-Soviet Russia / Ingunn Lunde.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.440947 LUND    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 222 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Russian language and society series.
Russian language and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-218) and index.
Summary How did Russian writers respond to linguistic debate in the post-Soviet period? Post-Soviet Russia was a period of linguistic liberalisation, instability and change with varied attempts to regulate and legislate language usage, a time when the language question permeated all spheres of social, cultural and political life. Key topics for debate included the Soviet linguistic legacy, the past and future of Russian, linguistic variation, language policy and linguistic ideologies. This book looks at how these debates featured in literature and illustrates the discussion through six interpretive readings of post-Soviet Russian prose. It analyses both the writers' explicit and implicit responses and in doing opens up new perspectives for sociolinguistic research on metalanguage. Spanning a number of theoretical fields including language variation, language policy and literary stylistics, Ingunn Lunde provides a coherent way of triangulating these fields by the introduction of the concept of performative metalanguage. The book also offers insight into the role of writers in the broader social and political context of language culture in contemporary Russia and into the various ways in which the linguistic and aesthetic practices of literary art can engage in questions related to the negotiation of linguistic norms.Key FeaturesHighlights the role of writers, and of fiction, in the language debates of post-Soviet Russia Looks at the subject from the point of view of literary language discussing six texts in detail.
Language notes Text in English and Russian.
Subject Linguistic change -- Russia (Federation)
Language and culture -- Russia (Federation)
Linguistics -- Russia (Federation)
Sociolinguistics -- Russia (Federation)
ISBN 9781474421560 (hdb.)
1474421563 (hdb.)