Russian and Slavonic Cultural Linguistics
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Vene ja slaavi keele- ja kultuurilugu
Course title in English
Russian and Slavonic Cultural Linguistics
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Natalja Netšunajeva (vene keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce connections and relations between Russian and other Slavonic languages and cultures: language and culture, language in culture, culture in language, a human in culture and language, language and culture in cross-cultural communication, language and culture in globalized society. To observe comparative history of the Slavonic languages.
Brief description of the course
Slavonic languages and slavonic peoples. Protoslavonic language, Old Slavonic language and modern Slavonic Languages. Nominative linguistic units of modern Russian and other Slavonic languages as bearers and sourses for nationally oriented cultural information. Relative linguistic units as bearers and sourses for nationally oriented cultural information. Basis of language and culture theoretical aspects. Cultural and linguistic aspect of the text. Cultural linguistics: mentality, linguistic world-image, concept, cross-cultural communication. Ethnolinguistics. Slavonic societies and language politics, bilingualism and culture, identity. History of Slavistics.
Independent work
Tests for homework, reading articles, presentation on a chosen topic, topics mentioned in course programme for autonomous work.
Learning outcomes in the course
Gets bearings in specific academic literature on the topics nd knows classical research works;
- Knows history of Slavonic languages;
- Knows modern groups of Slavonic languages and their areals;
- Is able to comment on a text (cultural linguistic analysis);
- Is able to interpreet the meanins of the Russian language units and to compare with the other Slavonic languages.
Assessment methods
lektor Natalia Tšuikina