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If and how an ethnic group that spends a long time in a foreign environment keeps its language shows how the culture of this group is changing.

With the example of the Russian-Germans we can observe the process of the retention and loss of the German language in three phases: the first phase is before the immigration to Russia until 1941, the second phase starts in 1941 until the departure back to Germany, and last but not least the third phase is in Germany.

Professor Nina Berend has been researching this phenomenon for more than 40 years. Her work on language development and the particularity of the Russian-Germans in Russia/the Soviet Union and in Germany have produced exciting results.




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Tel. +49 5231 92 16 90 0

Georgstraße 24
Germany - 32756 Detmold

Museum für russlanddeutsche Kulturgeschichte

Museum für

Tel. +49 5231 92 16 90 0

Georgstraße 24
32756 Detmold

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