Language and Identity in Transforming Borderlands (Case of North-West Belarus)

Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh


The North-West region of Belarus as an ethno-cultural bordering area demonstrates the tendency towards linguistic homogeneity with the sustainability of the identities of its communities. On the basis of a constructivistic approach the models of the identification process in the region are grounded. In the framework of these models the opportunities of interpretation of the present-day linguistic structure and specificity of linguistic processes are revealed.


Article in: English

Article published: 2007-03-15

Keyword(s): ethnic and cultural borderlands; ethnic boundaries; identity

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2007.06

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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