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The Romanian Dialect of Moldova

A Study in Language and Politics. Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics No. 1

By (author) Donald L. Dyer
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 1999
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773480374
ISBN-13: 9780773480377
Barcode No: 9780773480377
Synopsis
Examines attempts by Soviet linguists to create an independent literary language called "Moldavian", which according to Soviet linguistics and their followers were lexically, phonologically, even grammatically distinct from standard Romanian. The text examines, through a series of contemporary essays, the history of Soviet language policy in Moldova. Specific attention is paid to the actual dialectal features of Moldovian Romanian, its borrowed lexical stock from Russian and the relationship between the Romanian of Moldova and other languages spoken in the region, such as Bulgarian and Gaguaz.

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