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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Researcher from Academic Center of the Faculty of Philology of Saint Tikhon’s University at conference on “Faroe Islands: History, Culture, Literature”

From October 23-24, 2017, the first international academic on the “Faroe Islands: History, Culture, and Literature” took place at the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The conference saw presentations by linguists and literary scholars on questions related to the Faroe Islands. The conference was held with support from the “Russia-Iceland Society” and the Representation of the Faroe Islands in Moscow.
The Faroe Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. Faroese, the language of the Islands, is a Scandinavian language close to Icelandic, but differing from it in some fundamental ways, including phonetically. The topic of the presentation by Alexander Evgenievitch Mankov (Saint Tikhon’s University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow) was on “Faroese and Gammalsvenskby: Scandinavian Language Islands. Similarities and Differences”. Gammalsvenskby (Staroschwedskoe/Alt-Schwedendorf) is a village in Southern Ukraine founded by Swedish migrants from Hiiumaa in the late 18th century. To this day, the village has retained its own extraordinary, distinctive dialect, the only living Scandinavian language within the former USSR. The talk compared and contrasted the linguistic climate for the existence of Scandinavian languages in these geographical extremes, namely, Faroese, in the North Atlantic Ocean (along with Icelandic, another Western Scandinavian language) and the dialect of Gammalsvenskby on the Black Sea in South-eastern Europe.
Originally published on October 24, 2017

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