REGIONAL DIALECT OR NATIONAL VARIANT: STATING THE PROBLEM

Abstract: 

In the article the author tried to determine the status of Ukrainian regional variety of the Russian language through the establishment of the parameters of the relationship of «national language» – «ethnos» The author comes to the conclusion that, contrary to the opinion of some scholars, the Russian language in Ukraine is not a «national variant of the Russian language», but the regional dialect of the Russian national language.

Key words: 

The national language, national version, the nation, regional dialect, ethnos.

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