PROGNOSTIC METHODS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Maria Ya. Kaplunova


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

Abstract

Language policy in multiethnic states includes prognostic aspect as a necessary component for making better decisions within a changing language situation. At present, when the speed of decision-making in all spheres of human activity has significantly increased, there is a need for additional involvement of forecasting methods from the sciences related to sociolinguistics. The article provides an overview of forecasting methods traditionally used in Russian sociolinguistics. In order to increase interest in this aspect, sociolinguists analyze the possibility of introducing key methods from other interdisciplinary sciences to predict language development in sociolinguistic studies.
Keywords: language policy, language situation, prognostic methods,
sociolinguistics

For citation: Kaplunova M.Ya. Prognostic methods in sociolinguistics // Sociolinguistic Studies, 2020, no. 1, pp. 54–62 (In Russ.)