Saturday, 26 April 2014

Unique Russian dialect continues to exist in Alaska

Speaking of Alaska, it's hard not to mention this)

An antiquated dialect of Russian is still spoken in Alaska. Mira Bergelson — professor of linguistics at Moscow University, philologist, and expert on regional dialects — discusses how this dialect has been preserved, how it first arrived in Alaska, how it was learned and how it escaped the social class mutations forced upon Russian as spoken in the Soviet Union.

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines -

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