Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 9, No 1 (2019)

Heuristic Potential of Natural Linguistic Laboratory of Area between the Danube and the Dniester Rivers: the Investigation of the Ukrainian Segment

Andrij Kolesnykov


A complex, multicomponent in linguistic, dialectal and ethnic aspects region between the Danube and the Dniester rivers is an interesting object for scientists. Ethnographers and linguists compared such areas with natural laboratories. According to author’s opinion, heuristic potential of Southern Bessarabia laboratory is faintly used now. It is considered that such region needs further in-depth studying in various positions: comparative-historical, because of the fact that different in origin idioms demonstrate high dynamics, sociolinguistic, areal, functional and etc. Such observation gives a lot of new interesting linguistic phenomena, which are necessary for science and society in various fields, in particular, in practice – in realization of effective and conflict-free language politics.


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