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The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and Identity in an ex-Soviet Republic

Ciscel, Matthew

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ISBN 10: 0739114433 / ISBN 13: 9780739114438
Published by Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, (2007), 2007
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Language of the Moldovans: Romania, ...

Publisher: Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, (2007)

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Who are the Moldovans? The Language of the Moldovans explores this question from the perspective of debates about the languages spoken by the people of this ex-Soviet state. Locating language as a central point of both cohesion and conflict in the region's recent history, the peculiarities of the Moldovans are illustrated by a survey of language attitudes, a series of ethnographic interviews, and extensive observations by the author. The result is an image of an emerging nation that is, at once, similar to the experiences of other ex-Soviet states and uniquely complex. Much of that complexity lies in the population's extensive multilingualism and in uncertainty about the Romanian-ness of the official language. This cross-discipline volume is of great interest to advanced students and researchers of linguistics, political science, and Eastern European studies.

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Matthew H. Ciscel is assistant professor of English at Central Connecticut State University.

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