The official language

Maria V. Oreshkina

Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

The Sociolinguistic Glossary aims to provide a systematized corpus of basic terms and concepts of modern sociolinguistics, which since the second half of the XXth century has been rapidly developing at the junction of various humanities and social sciences and is being replenished with new concepts of an interdisciplinary nature, acquiring and developing its own conceptual and terminological apparatus. The articles of the Sociolinguistic Glossary will be devoted to the most important topical issues of sociolinguistics-language and society, language and nation, interaction of language and culture, bilingualism and multilingualism, language policy and language legislation, language planning, as well as concepts used in sociolinguistics as fundamental: language situation, language policy, language conflict, language contact, methods of sociolinguistic research, etc. Special attention
in the glossary entries will be given to the languages of Russia.

Keywords: conceptual apparatus of sociolinguistics, term, state language,
languages of Russia