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Author Stolz, Christel.

Title Language Empires in Comparative Perspective
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (404 pages)
Series Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL) ; v. 6
Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL)
Contents Preface; Arabization and linguistic domination: Berber and Arabic in the North of Africa; Arabic, and a few good words about empires (but not all of them); An empire of learning: Arabic as a global language; Chinese influence on Vietnamese: A Sinospheric tale; Cracks in the foundation of a language empire -- the resurgence of autochthonous lesser used languages in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland; Challenges of linguistic diversity in Formosa; Russian colonialism and hegemony and Native Siberian languages
Language policies and language loyalties after twenty years in post-Soviet Russia: The case of KhakassiaSociolinguistic and linguistic outcomes of Nivkh-Russian language contact; The evolution of Chechen in asymmetrical contact with Russian; The emergence of gender agreement in code-switched verbal constructions in Erzya-Russian bilingual discourse; Grammatical effects of Russian-Udmurt language contact; The bilingualism of Finno-Ugric language speakers in the Volga Federal district; Subjective factors of language vitality: Language attitudes of the Buryat ethnic group
On the linguistic behavior of immigrants from the post-Soviet countries in GermanyCollective beliefs of the mixed speech speaker in Belarus; Belarusian vs. Russian, regularity vs. irregularity in adjective and adverb comparison of mixed speech in Belarus; Post-Soviet Estonian-Russian language contact: Transfer and convergence in Estonian Russian; Index of Authors; Index of Languages; Index of Subjects; Literature
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative linguistics.
Europe, Eastern languages -- Social aspects
Language spread.
Linguistic minorities.
Oriental languages -- Social aspects.
Middle East -- Languages -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110408368