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Sociolinguistic Transition in Former Eastern Bloc Countries

Two Decades after the Regime Change


Edited By Marián Sloboda, Petteri Laihonen and Anastassia Zabrodskaja

This volume offers empirical perspectives on the current sociolinguistic situations in former Eastern Bloc countries. Its seventeen chapters analyse phenomena such as language choice, hierarchies and ideologies in multilingualism, language policies, minority languages in new legal, educational, business and migratory contexts, as well as the position of English in the region. The authors use various methodological approaches – including surveys, discourse analyses, descriptions and analyses of linguistic landscapes, and ethnography – in order to deal with sociolinguistic issues in eight countries and seven regions, from Brandenburg, Germany, in the West to Sakhalin, Russia, in the East.

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Abrudan, Caciora 464, 469

Adams, Ian 208, 228

Aimoldina, Aliya 21, 435, 473

Akanova, Dana 409, 433

Akynova, Damira 21, 409, 473

Alòs i Font, Hèctor 19, 51, 53, 60, 63, 70, 473

Alpatov, Vladimir M. 42, 43, 46

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