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The Multilingualism of the Old Believers Living in Poland
The Multilingualism of the Old Believers Living in Poland

Author(s): Anna Zielińska
Contributor(s): Joanna Modzelewska-Jankowiak (Translator)
Subject(s): Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: multilingualism; code switching; syntax; phonology; vocabulary; sociolinguistics; language contact; Old Believers; Poland; Polish language; Russian language
Summary/Abstract: This now classical monograph deals with the linguistic situation of Poland's multilingual Old-Believer communities in the 1990s. Analysing the influence - in terms of phonology, inflection, syntax and vocabulary - of the Russian language of both dialectal and standard variety (as well as, in part of the communities of standard German language) on the Polish language as spoken by the Old Believers, Anna Zielińska touches on issues of linguistic interference, language contact and multilingualism.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-62-5
  • Page Count: 180
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English