Development of German Island Dialects in Russia (The Case Study of Dialects of the Russian Germans in Kirov Region, Russia)
The relevance of this work lies in the fact that the specificity of the formation and development of
German island dialects in Russia, in particular in the Kirov region, is associated with the problem of
studying linguistic stability in a complex imbalanced linguistic situation and interference. The aim of
this work is to identify the development features of German island dialects in a foreign language
environment. The following methods have been used to achieve this goal: field methods in collecting
linguistic material; method of sociolinguistic questioning and interviewing of respondents; statistical
and comparative analysis when correlating the studied dialect systems with other German dialect
systems, with the Russian language and Russian regional dialects. It should be noted that the German
island dialects of the Kirov region have peculiar linguistic features, including new vocabulary units,
as well as involving the language of the surrounding majority.
Author's Name: Olga Baykova, Olga Skurikhina, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Banin, Anna Gorokhova and Andrey Grachev
Volume: Volume 11
Issues: Volume 11
Keywords: German Island Dialects, Mixed Dialects, Bilingualism, Language Systems Interaction.