Information about the author:
Erzhen V. Khilkhanova
Erzhen V. Khilkhanova, DSc in Philology, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher, Research Center on Ethnic and Language Relations, Institute of Linguistics of the RAS, B. Kislovsky per., 1 building 1, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9369-343X
The article presents an analytical review of new trends in Russian sociolinguistics of the XXI century. The author identifies three main trends: (1) reinterpretation and attempts to revise sociolinguistic concepts and terms; (2) emergence of new topics, approaches and methods from the Western social sciences; and (3) increasing interdisciplinarity in approaches and methods. Each trend is illustrated by separate representative examples. As such, the author considers: the native language category, the direction of ethnography of language policy, linguistic landscapes, language ideologies (in particular, “monolingual ideology”), the use of psycholinguistic and mathematical methods for sociolinguistic purposes.
Keywords: Russian sociolinguistics, sociolinguistic concepts and terms, interdisciplinarity, Western social sciences.