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Language and Political Identity

by: Maybelle Nikolaus

Language and Political Identity SLAV 467

Maybelle Nikolaus
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L. Janda

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Your name and signature pledge SLAVPWAD 467 Language and Political Identity Fall 2007 Final Exam STUDY GUIDE This test has four parts You are NOT supposed to answer all the questions in all the parts Please answer ONLY the number of questions indicated in the instructions Part 1 Identifying languages of the former USSR Please ll in the table indicating where these languages are spoken and what kinds of 39 they are Please do ONLY FIVE Language Region where it is Is it a titular What language spoken Baltics language family or language Caucasus Central group does it belong Asia Siberia Slavic to Republics elsewhere especify EIGHT are given Part 2 Short answers on USSR Give brief no more than one sentence answers to the following questions Please do ONLY FIVE SEVEN are given 1 In each of these three regions the Baltics Slavic Republics and Central Asia there is one titular language that has lost much more ground with respect to Russian than any of the others Name those three languages 2 The former USSR undertook two sweeping alphabetic reforms Describe them and give approximate dates Yes one could say that there was one more alphabetic reform that preceded these two but we will focus on the two biggest ones here 3 Nikolai Marr had varying talents In one field he was very talented and had a lot of expertise and in another field his imagination overwhelmed his lack of training Name those two fields and say which one was his strength and which his weakness 4 The breakup of the former USSR Grenoble suggests a different dynamic between the failure of communist ideology and the rise of ethnic nationalism than is often asserted What relationship between the two does she posit and what sorts of arguments are there in favor of her interpretation Part 3 Short answers on Former Serbo Croatian Give brief no more than one sentence answers to the following questions Please do ONLY THREE FOUR are given 1 Describe the relationship between dialectal diversity of the former SerboCroatian and the dialect standards chosen for the literary versions of the successor languages 2 What does the former SerboCroatian tell us about mutual intelligibility as a criterion for distinguishing separate languages Why Part 4 Essays on Final Presentations Choose THREE of the nal presentations other than your own and write a one paragraph summary of each one


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