Russian Society and Linguistic Considerations

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Head of Department
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 2

The article analyzes social reasons (particularly, polarization and radicalization inthe society) for the degradation of modern Russian language; it also sets forth differentforms of verbal aggression (obscenities, invective) as the language phenomena that bear theinformation about the life of the society. Radicalization of the children's speech in the nativelanguage environment is considered as one feature of the linguistic situation incontemporary Russia; the article also considers linguistic safety of a person, society andstate, points out that linguistic threat comes from logosphere that surrounds Russian-speakers today and covers a great part of social space that incorporates false constructs,simulacra, reverse frames, political myths/ Phenomenon of the discordance betweenRussia and the West is shown as the dialogue between civilizations that failed, being based onunequal political structures and social mechanisms of the two types. Also, the article analyzes one of the components of this phenomenon, i.e., phenomenology of contemporary Russian protest as compared to the Western one.

Keywordssociety polarization, society radicalization, intercultural communication, social protest, invective, obscenity, linguistic worldview, language devaluation, verbal aggression, linguistic safety, intralinguistic discordance
Publication date25.03.2021
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