LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE AND OTHER SOCIOLINGUISTIC METHODS IN THE STUDY OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE ABROAD

Abstract


Fieldwork research, including the articles in the present special issue, shows that in the past decade Russian has become one of the most popular and widely used languages in the global service in-dustry, tourism, and marketing, alongside English and Chinese. This historic moment opens up new oppor-tunities for researchers studying the uses of Russian language abroad. The purpose of the article is to survey sociolinguistic methods used in the study of Russian language abroad.

Aneta Pavlenko

aneta.pavlenko@iln.uio.no
Centre of Multilingualism University of Oslo 1072 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is Research Professor at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Research interests: the relationship between multilingualism, cognition, and emotions, Russian sociolinguistics, and forensic linguistics.

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