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Multilingualism in Dagestan


  • Àlexandra Kozhukhar

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Daria Barylnikova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


This study deals with the phenomenon of multilingualism common in the areas of a high level of language density. The research was carried out in Daghestan in one of the many spots where languages from several different groups of the East Caucasian family are spoken. Through retrospective interviews (Dobrushina 2013), we investigate whether the ability to speak the language of the neighbours has changed over the last one hundred years

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  • Àlexandra Kozhukhar & Daria Barylnikova, 2013. "Multilingualism in Dagestan," HSE Working papers WP BRP 04/LNG/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:04/lng/2013

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    multilingualism; language contacts; Daghestan; East Caucasian; Caucasian languages;

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    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other

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