The Russian Language Today by
Location: Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (PG2087 .W33 1999 )
Publication Date: 1999
Almost every aspect of the Russian language has been affected since Glasnost, from grammatical features to vocabulary. This book analyzes these dramatic changes and provides a guide to the contemporary Russian language. The authors focus on radical changes in Russian vocabulary. The language has become inundated by new words, mainly from American English, especially in the field of business and economics, but also in technology, the mass media, fashion, sport and life-style. Supported throughout by extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, this is a comprehensive overview of present-day Russian.