Tereshchuk A. The Language of Russian-Speaking Immigration in Barcelona: Morphosyntactic Level
The article studies the current state of the mother tongue of 40 Russian-speaking immigrants in the province of Barcelona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain. This is home to 12,212 immigrants from Russia. Their speech is influenced by Spanish and Catalan. The article analyzes how strongly Spanish and Catalan influenced the Russian of the immigrants. The paper shows the principles of selection of informants for the research and presents a description of the morphosyntactic level of the Russian spoken by the first generation of immigrants from Russia in Barcelona. The article describes Spanish and Catalan syntactic structures in the Russian speech of the informants. The results of the research are compared to the descriptions of the Russian spoken by immigrant communities in other countries. The findings are contrasted to A. Urban’s results of her research entitled “Russisch-spanischer Sprachkontakt in Argentinien”.
Russian immigration, morphosyntactic level, language contact, interference