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Russian English
History, Functions, and Features


Part of Studies in English Language

Anna A. Eddy, Zoya G. Proshina, Alexandra Rivlina, Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Elena Beloglazova, Victor Kabakchi, Victoria Zavyalova, Anna Ionina, Tatiana Ivankova, Elena Salakyan, Irina Krykova, Olesya Lazaretnaya, Galina Lovtsevich, Elena Lawrick, Irina Ustinova, Evgenia Butenina, Maria Lebedko
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  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107423305
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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.

    • Provides both a Russian and an international view of Russian English and related phenomena
    • Introduces a number of Russian linguistic theories and names in an accessible manner
    • Describes Russian English as a bridge between Western and Asian languages and cultures
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    13th Sep 2016 by Lytien

    As a young researcher in the field of bilingualism I'm looking forward to receiving this book. The authors gained my respect through their conscientious approach to the study shown in other works and I hope to apply the ideas and thoughts to my own research too.

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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107423305
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.441kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Zoya G. Proshina, Moscow State University
    Zoya G. Proshina, Doctor of Philology (Habil.), is a Professor at the Moscow State University. 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 contributed to the Routledge Handbook of World Englishes, English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education, and Communicating with Asia (Cambridge, 2016). She is the sole author of Crossroads: English-Russian Dictionary of East Asian Culture Contacts (2004), The ABC and Controversies of World Englishes (2007), and Theory of Translation: English–Russian, Russian–English (2008). 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, University of Michigan, Flint
    Anna A. Eddy holds a position of an Assessment Specialist at the English Language Program at the University of Michigan, Flint. She obtained a Ph.D. in Modern Languages from Wayne State University, 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.


    Anna A. Eddy, Zoya G. Proshina, Alexandra Rivlina, Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Elena Beloglazova, Victor Kabakchi, Victoria Zavyalova, Anna Ionina, Tatiana Ivankova, Elena Salakyan, Irina Krykova, Olesya Lazaretnaya, Galina Lovtsevich, Elena Lawrick, Irina Ustinova, Evgenia Butenina, Maria Lebedko

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