German «language islands» in Altai Krai.

2014. №3, 55-66

Larisa I. Moskaljuk
Altai State Pedagogical Academy, Barnaul, 656031, Russia;


The article analyses the contemporary language situation in the villages with compact habitation of Russian Germans in Altai Krai, the factors infl uencing the development of island German dialects, their preservation or loss. It demonstrates the features presented in Altai German dialects.