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From Rejection to Re-embracement: Language and Identity of the Russian Speaking Minority in Kirkenes, Norway
Anastasia Rogova Research Report on the Russian Speaking Minority in Kirkenes, Norway
The language practices and identity of the Russian speaking minority in Kirkenes have recently been studied by the sociolinguist Anastasia Rogova. This MA research project was based on a collaboration between the European University at St. Petersburg and the Barents Institute. The report is open-access published here at the Barents Institute website
This research report is the first to appear as open-access, on-line publication from the Barents Institute’s Master of Art candidate programme. This programme was started in the spring of 2006. The author of this essay Anastasia Rogova was the first candidate to be accepted as participant in the programme. It is open to MA or MSc students internationally, a majority of the students so far has come from universities in Norway and Russia.
Anastasia Rogova is a PhD candidate at the Department of Ethnology of the European University at St. Petersburg. Rogova did her post-graduate training at that department, in it she specialized in sociolinguistics and cultural anthropology. Rogova’s previous graduate studies were undertaken at the Department of Germanic Philology at Petrozavodsk State University where she specialized in English Language and Literature, but she has Norwegian as her second language since her studies at the Svanvik folkehøgskole, Norway in 2002-2003. Rogova has furthered her familiarity with Norwegian language and culture by two extensive research periods in 2006 and 2007 in Kirkenes as guest of the Barents Institute.
Rogova’s MA research is presented in an abbreviated edition in this publication. It is based on field interviews that were begun in August 2006. The text has been edited and translated by Rogova. Proof reading has been arranged by the Barents Institute. A more extensive Russian version of the thesis was approved by the European University at St. Petersburg, in the spring of 2007.
The publication can be downloaded in PDF-format by the link under "Attached Documents" below. A standard laser print-out can be ordered from the Barents Insitute and sent by regular mail for 150 NOK.
Attached documentsAnastasia Rogova: From Rejection to Re-embracement