Languages of Moscow

Languages of Moscow
4 March 2019, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Julia Mazurova, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Marina Raskladkina, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Denis Zubalov, School of Philology, Moscow Higher School of Economics

The “Languages of Moscow” project investigates urban multilingualism from the perspectives of language function, education and language policy, among others. The main aims of the project are to study and explain linguistic diversity, the dynamics of language/culture contact, language shifts and identity construction strategies in the Russian capital. 

The ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious diversity of Moscow – Europe’s largest city - is under-researched and in urgent need of investigation. It is fascinating to examine how globalisation processes influence this multilingual urban space. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to our investigation of language functions in Moscow and its metropolitan area, we examine language interactions within ethnic communities, including interaction and linguistic socialisation of immigrant children and their attempts to preserve identity within the state Russian-speaking school system.

Julia Mazurova, Marina Raskladkina – 'Linguistic diversity of Moscow'
Denis Zubalov – 'Ethno-linguistic groups in Moscow: the case of Georgians and Greeks'

This workshop is free to attend but places are limited. Please book online in advance if you would like to attend.

This event is organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand. You can find out more about the OWRI project by visiting our website or following us on Twitter.


Jon Millington
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