Courses: Language and Identity (RUSSB375001)

Fall 2012

Class Number: 1402
A brief general introduction to the study of language policy and planning with special emphasis on the Russophone world, the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Surveys current theoretical approaches to bilingualism and language shift. Analyzes Soviet language and nationality policy using published census data for the Soviet period through 1989. Focus on the current “language situation” and policy challenges for the renewal of functioning native languages and cultures and maintenance of essential language competencies, lingua franca, both within the Russian Federation and in the “Near Abroad.”
Div: III; Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Criteria: Sophomore; Junior; Senior;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1402 Div: III; HU

Department

Russian (Web site)

Taught By

Davidson,Dan E.

Location

Bryn Mawr, RCSEM

Meeting Times

W 2:00pm-4:00pm