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Alaskan Russian

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Author(s): Kibrik, Andrej Aleksandrovič | Bergelson, Mira
Alaskan Russian is a remnant variety of Russian that developed in Alaska in the 18th–19th centuries. Modern Alaskan Russian, still spoken in Alaska by a small number of elderly individuals in the village of Ninilchik, is a unique blend of the Russian base and various external influences. In addition to early Aleut, Eskimo and Athabaskan influences that appeared during the original colonial stage, there is a number of specifically postcolonial features, resulting from the loss of connection with the metropole after 1867 and from the new English dominance.Alaskan Russian is a variet…
Date: 2024-01-23