Negotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in by Sarah Smyth, Conny Opitz

By Sarah Smyth, Conny Opitz

During this quantity, researchers within the fields of language in society, sociolinguistics, language politics, diaspora and identification reports discover the contacts among languages and cultures within the post-Soviet international. The e-book provides a number views at the results of migration and of re-drawing of borders between teams and members for whom the Russian language has had an instrumental or symbolic prominence. How do fresh geopolitical shifts impression at the guidelines and practices of newly self reliant states? How have groups and members come to redefine their very own identities and center values? How does a cultural context during which the ability relatives among cultural and linguistic teams were reversed or recalibrated impact the attitudes of every workforce? How does the possibility of transnational identities influence at the interaction among diasporic and fatherland groups? How does migration impact linguistic and parenting practices? This number of fers solutions to those and lots of different questions via case reviews from 11 areas in Europe, critical Asia and the center East.

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It is like a moral compass for me. Remember the song of Vladimir Vysotsky’s? I don’t like bullies or acquiescent victims Yet pity moves me for Christ crucified … Roman: Still I think quitting the Russian culture is a defensive function of the organism. Raya: I think maintaining or abandoning the Russian culture depends on one’s inner needs. I think that one can combine both cultures and feel wonderfully in the Israeli society. As for me, the truth is that suddenly I felt I don’t enjoy reading Russian literature anymore.

Recent studies have addressed the question to what extent bicultural individuals endorse both cultures on the implicit level. Overall, findings in the samples of Turkish immigrants to Germany and Korean immigrants to America showed that their implicit ethnic identity was more prominent than their national one (Bohner et al. 2008; Kim et al. 2006). However, immigrants’ implicit self-concepts seem to change over time. For example, Hetts et al. (1999) found evidence that the implicit self-evaluations of recent Asian immigrants in the US were becoming more individualistic over time.

2. 56). One-way ANOVA tests between BDI– II and the four profiles did not show any significant dif ferences: the four profiles reported the same level of psychological adaptation. 05, respectively). Table 3 presents the means and standard deviations of the adaptation measures in the four acculturation profiles. The BDI-II scale ranges from 0 to 3, the RASI scale from 1 to 7. 3. Correlations between cultural dimensions and adaptation Zero-order correlations between the mainstream and heritage acculturation scales and adaptation measures are presented in Table 4.

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