Language Ideologies at Work: Economies of Yupik Language Maintenance and Loss

Daria Morgounova Schwalbe

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Abstrakt

Using an ethnography of speaking approach, this article discusses the ideological aspects of language practices, as they are played out in a traditional Yupik (Eskimo) village in Chukotka, in the Far East of the Russian Federation. The article shows how local linguistic practices and language choices of individual speakers intersect with purist language ideologies, which frame certain beliefs about languages and ways of speaking, making them appear more normal and appropriate than others. Placing the “work of speaking” within the context of cross-cultural dynamics and purist language economies, this article challenges the basic assumption of linguistic purism about language and identity being intertwined.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)1-27
Antal sider27
ISSN1361-7362
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Emneord

  • Chukotka
  • Code switching
  • Language behavior
  • Language ideologies
  • Purism
  • Russian Far East
  • Yupik

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