Studies in English Language: Russian English: History, Functions, and Features

Studies in English Language: Russian English: History, Functions, and Features

By: Anna A. Eddy (editor), Zoya G. Proshina (editor)Hardback

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This fascinating book offers a comprehensive exploration of Russian English as a World English variety. The authors introduce readers to the history of language contact between Russian and English, which has resulted in the Russianization of English and Englishization of Russian. They also discuss the functions of English as a lingua franca in the domains of politics, business and tourism, as a tool in youth subcultures, education and scholarship, and as a creative means in mass media, advertisement, music and literature. The book engages with the major role of English in expressing a speaker's cultural and personal identity within the global community. This accessible and engaging work presents a great number of concepts within the field of Russian linguistics, as well as introducing readers to the outstanding Russian scholars in the field. Essential reading for students and researchers across a wide range of related fields.

About Author

Zoya G. Proshina, Doctor of Philology (Habil.), is a Professor at the M. V. Lomonosov State University of Moscow. Her research interests include World Englishes, sociolinguistics, translation studies and intercultural communication. She was guest-editor of a special issue of the World Englishes journal on Russian Englishes and has co-authored the Routledge Handbook of World Englishes, English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education, and Communicating with Asia (Cambridge). She is the sole author of Crossroads: English-Russian Dictionary of East Asian Culture Contacts, The ABC and Controversies of World Englishes, and Theory of Translation: English-Russian, Russian-English. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of World Englishes. In 2011-12 she was President of the International Association for World Englishes. Anna A. Eddy holds a position of an Assessment Specialist at the English Language Program at the University of Michigan, Flint. She obtained a PhD in Modern Languages from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan with the focus on sociolinguistics of World Englishes. Her research interests include the use of English in non-native contexts, teaching of English as a Global Language, second language methodologies and curriculum design. She serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on English Language Accreditation and as a Vice President-Elect for Standards at EnglishUSA.


Introduction; Part I. Russian English as a Variety: 1. Russian and English contact: past and present Anna A. Eddy and Zoya G. Proshina; 2. Russian English in the family of World Englishes Zoya G. Proshina; 3. Russian English linguaculture Zoya G. Proshina, Alexandra Rivlina, Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Elena Beloglazova and Victor Kabakchi; 4. Linguistic features of Russian English Victoria Zavyalova, Zoya G. Proshina, Anna Ionina, Anna A. Eddy and Tatiana Ivankova; Part II. Domains of English Use in Russia: 5. Politics Tatiana Ivankova and Elena Salakyan; 6. Business Irina Krykova and Olesya Lazaretnaya; 7. Education Galina Lovtsevich; 8. Scholarship Elena Lawrick; 9. Mass media Anna A. Eddy, Tatiana Ivankova and Elena Lawrick; 10. Tourism Olesya Lazaretnaya; 11. Pop culture and social groups Anna A. Eddy; 12. Advertising Irina Ustinova; 13. Literature Evgenia Butenina; Part III. Attitudes of Russian Speakers Toward Russian English: 14. Competition with Russian as an international language Irina Ustinova; 15. Linguistic purism Olesya Lazaretnaya; 16. Resistance to and gain in the World Englishes paradigm Zoya G. Proshina and Irina Ustinova; 17. Awareness of English as a secondary means for self-identity Maria Lebedko; Afterword Zoya G. Proshina.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107073746
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781107073746
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 110707374X

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