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Senri Ethnological Studies (SES)

No.44 Factors of Russianization in Siberia and Linguo-Ecological Strategies

March 31, 1997 Publication

EUGENE HELIMSKI:Russian State University of the Humanities

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While it is well known that most of the indigenous populations of Siberia are rapidly declining under the impact of Russian linguistic and cultural influence, the mechanism underlying this development has not been studied in detail. In order to stop the on-going decline it is necessary to recognize the relationships that exist between the functional spheres of the indigenous languages and the social conditions of their speakers

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