Social Phonology in the USSR in the 1920s

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Title
Social Phonology in the USSR in the 1920s
Journal
Studies in East European Thought
Author(s)
Simonato Elena
ISSN
0925-9392
1573-0948
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
60
Number
4
Pages
339-347
Language
english
Abstract
In the 1920s and 1930s, some of the most talented linguists of the Soviet Union, among whom one can highlight N.F. Jakovlev and E.D. Polivanov, were involved in the process of “language building”. Their role in the success of this process is examined from the point of view of the phonological theory that they developed for creating scripts for the numerous peoples of the Soviet Union, Turkic and Caucasian above all. Jakovlev’s phonology, that Polivanov termed “social phonology”, was very different from the one that N. Trubetskoj proposed some 10 years later. We will try to explain their ambitious script projects, which remain difficult to understand from the point of view of the modern phonology.
Keywords
Phonology, Soviet linguistics, Jakovlev, Alphabet, Sociolinguistics, Caucasus
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