Ritual speech register, speaking conventions, and social order in the Russian North

Переведенное название: ритуальный речевой регистр, речевые конвенции и социальный порядок на русском севере

Olga Levitski, Svetlana Adonyeva

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатья


This article introduces a new analytical approach to the study of a ritual speech register found in the rural Russian communities of the Vologda and Arkhangelsk districts. This register was traditionally studied as part of the local oral tradition; we argue that it is also of interest for (ethno)-pragmatics and sociolinguistics, and can be studied within a theoretical framework of community of practice (CofP). The register in question manifests itself as a combination of conventional speech genres, formulaic expressions, and clichéd forms. It helps individuals organize their life spatially and cope with, or prevent, the various critical situations mostly associated with male/female domestic and occupational roles. Adherence to speech conventions establishes social order, supports community networks, and maintains reputations in the public sphere. It is a social practice that projects social identities, obligations, and roles.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)15-31
Число страниц17
ЖурналInternational Journal of Critical Cultural Studies
Номер выпуска2
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 янв 2019


Предметные области Scopus

  • Культурология
  • Гуманитарные науки и искусство (все)

Ключевые слова

  • устная речь
  • фольклор
  • Ритуал