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Words Like Birds: Sakha Language Discourses and Practices in the City

Jenanne Ferguson
Format
Book
Published
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Language
English
Uniform Title
Khanna Bardyng?
Series
Borderlands and Transcultural Studies
ISBN
9781496208880, 1496208889, 9781496212399, 9781496212405, 9781496212412
Summary
"An analysis of Sakha linguistic sensibilities and practices in the urban space of Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic, based on research conducted in the early twenty-first century"--
Contents
  • Introduction: a short history of Sakha
  • We have always been adaptable: frameworks for Sakha language vitality
  • Sakha under the tsars and beyond: language policies and communicative norms
  • Sweet cream and lingonberries: language, spirits, and sustenance
  • One drop traveling along a great artery: moving the ulus to the city
  • Sakhalyy in the city: language mixing and indexing authenticity
  • Acquiring Russian, maintaining Sakha: language choices and life trajectorie
  • Ohuokhaj in Lenin Square, hip hop in virtual Tuhulgeter: adapting new spaces for Sakha
  • Conclusion: words like birds.
Description
xvi, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Aberdeen University, 2013, titled Khanna bardyng? = Where are you going? : rural-urban connections and the fluidity of communicative practices among Sakha-Russian speakers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and index.
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