Vitality of the Russian Language and Russian-Language Literature

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With this article we attempt to understand the vitality/viability of the Russian language through the prism of Russian-language (translational) literature, created by non-Russian origin authors. By vitality, we mean the language’s ability to survive, develop, maintain its systemic-typological properties. According to sociolinguists, the vitality of any language is measurable. There is a number of parameters: socio-political, socio-demographic, linguistic, socially-functional, national-cultural. The present work is focused on a special parameter for measuring the vitality of the Russian language - Russian-language literature. In our opinion, Russian-language literature (alternative definition - translational literature) is a complex interaction of two (or more) language systems, producing a semantically and structurally enriched literary field. The corpus of translational art texts is a database that accumulates and develops the potencies of the Russian language. Main methods: deductive and evaluation-descriptive.


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Ivelina Dimitrova Todorova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: eve_li@mail.ru
6, Miklukho-Maklay str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Postgraduate Student at the Department of Russian Language and Intercultural Communication

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