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The article deals with the problem of linguistic situation in RF Islamic community. The object of the research is Islamic discourse as a type of religious discourse, characterized by diglossia, that is understood as simultaneous use of two languages in different functional areas. In islamic polyethnic community in Russia it is possible to tell about polyglossia, since RF Moslems of different nationalities use not only sacral Arabic and their national languages but also Russian, that has a status of official language used by members of Islamic community. Using of a particular language depends on the type of communication in the religious discourse. Communication with God through namaz and reading sacred texts is possible only in Arabic. Personal and group communication is usually carried out in national language, including Russian. Mass communication on the institutional level is carried out in Russian through media. Russian language used by Spiritual Directorates of the Muslims helps to unite RF polyethnic Islamic community that tends to be tolerant and dovish.

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O I Aleksandrova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Miklukho-Maklaya str., 10-2 A, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Alexandrova Oksana Ivanovna is a PhD in Russian Language, is Assistant-professor at General and Russian Linguistics Department of Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russia


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