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Verlust deutscher Sprachbindung : Herausforderung für kulturelle Rehabilitierung

  • In the first part of the article, the situation of Germans in Russia will be put into the context of discussions about linguistic enclaves, minorities and linguistic identity in situations of language contact. The second part will focus on the effects of events related to the Second World War on the language development of the Germans in the former Soviet Union. Unlike the slow language change typical for many minorities, the Germans went through an abrupt, extensive decrease in the knowledge and use of the German language. The singular experience of loss and the corresponding impression on this minority left traces that are particularly noticeable among Russian Germans who have immigrated to Germany. After describing the historical status of German, the article turns to the current situation of the German minority in Russia. It then addresses German native-language instruction in Russia questioning finally whether it might be worthwhile to take into account the fact that the traditional form of German language used in Russia has elements of lower German (“niederdeutsche”), Hessian and other dialects. This could serve to emphasize the particularities of their own language tradition.

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Author:Nina Berend, Ludwig M. EichingerGND
Parent Title (German):Deportationen in Stalins Sowjetunion : das Schicksal der Russlanddeutschen und anderer Nationalitäten
Parent Title (English):Nordost-Archiv : Zeitschrift für Regionalgeschichte
Place of publication:Lüneburg
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2013
Date of Publication (online):2014/07/21
GND Keyword:Identität; Russlanddeutsch; Sowjetunion; Sprachinsel; Sprachminderheit; Sprachtod; Sprachvarietät
Volume:N. F. 21.2012
First Page:226
Last Page:237
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Deutsche Sprache im Ausland
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Dialektologie / Sprachgeografie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland