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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Author: Maria Ya. Kaplunova
  • Pages: 432–440
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Research Article
  • Collection: Modern Language Policy: Theory and Practice
  • DOI:
  • Year of publication: 2022
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Kaplunova, M.Ya. “Chinese Language in the Linguistic Landscape of Moscow” Modern Language Policy: Theory and Practice, ex. ed. Maria Ya. Kaplunova, Zhao Ronghui. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 432–440. (In Russ.)

Information about the author:

Maria Ya. Kaplunova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Researcher, Research Center on Ethnic and Language Relations, Institute of Linguistics of the RAS, B. Kislovsky per., 1 building 1, 125009 Moscow, Russia.


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Despite the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a negative impact on the development of world tourism, megacities of the world, including Moscow, continue to increase the pace of creating a comfortable environment for foreign guests, part of which is the language of international communication. The function of such a language is traditionally performed by English, which was especially noticeable during the FIFA World Cup in 2018, the final part of which was held in Russian cities, including Moscow. At the same time, Chinese has become the second language of international communication that has become widespread in the language landscape of the Russian capital, provided by stable Russian-Chinese interstate relations that ensure ties between the two countries in the business and educational spheres. The article is devoted to the analysis of the areas of use of Chinese in the language landscape of Moscow, which includes the business sector, transport infrastructure, tourism, as well as the sphere of culture and religion.

Keywords: urban multilingualism, language landscape, language policy, Chinese language, Moscow, sociolinguistics.


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