The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and Identity in an Ex-Soviet Republic by Matthew H. Ciscel

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The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and Identity in an Ex-Soviet Republic
Title:
The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and Identity in an Ex-Soviet Republic
Author:
Matthew H. Ciscel
ISBN:
0739114433
ISBN13:
978-0739114438
Size PDF:
1641 kb
Size epub:
1399 kb
Publisher:
Lexington Books (June 7, 2007)
Language:
English
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Who are the Moldovans? The Language of the Moldovans explores this question from the perspective of debates about the languages spoken by the people of this ex-Soviet state. Locating language as a central point of both cohesion and conflict in the region's recent history, the peculiarities of the Moldovans are illustrated by a survey of language attitudes, a series of ethnographic interviews, and extensive observations by the author. The result is an image of an emerging nation that is, at once, similar to the experiences of other ex-Soviet states and uniquely complex. Much of that complexity lies in the population's extensive multilingualism and in uncertainty about the Romanian-ness of the official language. This cross-discipline volume is of great interest to advanced students and researchers of linguistics, political science, and Eastern European studies.

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