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Multilingual Education

Cultural and Linguistic Minorities in the Russian Federation and the European Union

Comparative Studies on Equality and Diversity

Editors: Marten, H.F., Rießler, M., Saarikivi, J., Toivanen, R. (Eds.)

  • The first volume to compare the sociolinguistic situations of minorities in the Russian Federation and Western Europe
  • A valuable introduction to the linguistic, social and legal issues of the many ethnic and linguistic minorities in Russia
  • Offers insights into the complex and varied multilingual situations in both Russia and Western Europe
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About this book

This is the first comprehensive volume to compare the sociolinguistic situations of minorities in Russia and in Western Europe. As such, it provides insight into language policies, the ethnolinguistic vitality and the struggle for reversal of language shift, language revitalization and empowerment of minorities in Russia and the European Union. The volume shows that, even though largely unknown to a broader English-reading audience, the linguistic composition of Russia is by no means less diverse than multilingualism in the EU. It is therefore a valuable introduction into the historical backgrounds and current linguistic, social and legal affairs with regard to Russia’s manifold ethnic and linguistic minorities, mirrored on the discussion of recent issues in a number of well-known Western European minority situations.

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The detailed information in this book about the sociolinguistic situation of the small peoples in the North, especially in Russia, is invaluable – nothing quite like this exists in English. The comparisons, both within Russia and between Russia and western Europe, are interesting and also unique, and the articles complement each other well (not always true of edited volumes). Many articles are multidisciplinary (history, law, linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnography, cultural studies, political science); also unusual. The summaries and conclusions are well anchored theoretically. The introductory chapter puts it all in an even broader context

All those linguists, sociolinguists, ethnographers and anthropologists who work with Indigenous peoples, endangered languages, language maintenance, and, to some extent, cultural studies and ecology, can benefit. Likewise researchers on various aspects of Russia, including nationalism researchers. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, dr.phil.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Change and Maintenance of Plurilingualism in the Russian Federation and the European Union

    Saarikivi, Janne (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • The Global Extinction of Languages and Its Consequences for Cultural Diversity

    Romaine, Suzanne

    Pages 31-46

  • The Death of Languages; the Death of Minority Cultures; the Death of a People’s Dignity

    Orlin, Theodore S.

    Pages 47-79

  • Obstacles and Successes

    Toivanen, Reetta

    Pages 83-105

  • Fallen Ill in Political Draughts

    Jääts, Indrek

    Pages 107-126

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10455-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10454-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35641-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. November 11, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural and Linguistic Minorities in the Russian Federation and the European Union
Book Subtitle
Comparative Studies on Equality and Diversity
Editors
  • Heiko F. Marten
  • Michael Rießler
  • Janne Saarikivi
  • Reetta Toivanen
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10455-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10455-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10454-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35641-9
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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