THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

ABOUT SOME DISCOURSIVE ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE POLICY IN THE RUSSIAN REGIONS

2019. №4, pp. 56-66

Mukharyamov Nail M. - D. Sc. (Policy), Professor, Kazan State Power Engineering University, 51 Krasnoselskaya St., Kazan, 420066, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, n.mukharyamov@yandex.ru

Yanush Olga B. - Ph. D. (Policy), Associate Professor, Kazan State Power Engineering University, 51 Krasnoselskaya St., Kazan, 420066, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, yanush_ob@yahoo.com

Shakurova Gulnaz Z. - Senior Lecturer, Kazan State Power Engineering University, 51 Krasnoselskaya St., Kazan, 420066, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, lady.rahimullina2010@yandex.ru

The article expresses the idea of considering the language policy of the national and regional levels as a discursive process. The territorial and hierarchical levels of political communication, functional segments and varieties of subjects of discourse are noted. The authors distinguish three major structural-thematic blocks and the level of discursive activity in relation to language policy in the Russian regions: academic, official discourse and mass media discourse. If a fundamental qualitative shift is observed in the media space and academic discourse, then in the official documentary discourse reflecting the position and approaches of federal and regional authorities, the terminological figure “language policy” is vanishingly minimal. An analysis of the regulatory framework and the experience of language policy in the educational field and quantitative analysis of the representation of a number of discursive constructs in the information and political space of Russian regions - the Astrakhan region, the republics of Karelia, Mari El, Tatarstan and the Ulyanovsk region have been undertaken. The geopolitical connotations of the communicative-linguistic situation in the Astrakhan region are considered as a discursive segment with the potential for actualization. It is concluded that the interaction of various segments of the semantic organization of activities in the field of language policy at the regional level is not only a subject of academic observation, but also an important direction of practical efforts in the field of managing cultural and linguistic diversity.

Key words: языковая политика, регионы России, дискурс масс-медиа, академический дискурс, официально-документальный дискурс, language policy, Russian regions, mass media discourse, academic discourse, official documentary discourse

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