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Part of Speech radio program in USA helps popularize Russian language

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Part of Speech radio program in USA helps popularize Russian language


11.07.2019

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Slavic studies specialist Svetlana Ovsyannikova is engaged in promoting and popularizing Russian language in the United States. She is the author of the Part of Speech program on the radio station Philadelphia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes. 

According to Svetlana Ovsyannikova, the name of the program is taken from the eponymous poetic collection by Joseph Brodsky. She explained that during the preparation for its release, it was 45 years since the book was published. 

The presenter noted that part of speech is not only a category of morphology. "This is a subject for conversation with an interesting interlocutor, and the object of study, and the focus, angle, point of view," she added. 

The main goal of the program is to draw the attention of listeners who are outside the natural language environment to the need to preserve high-quality Russian speech. 

Guests who speak Russian very well are on air. Among them are scientists, writers, teachers, journalists and translators. In particular, Dan Davidson, a leading expert in studying Russian overseas, was invited to the program. The American Russian language specialist was the initiator of the system of scientific and university exchanges between the United States and Russia. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Education. 

In the program of Ovsyannikova there is a popular topic Common Truths: Something About The New and Well Forgotten Old. Listeners can ask questions during live broadcasts, by phone or SMS, as well as by contacting in social networks. For the most part, people from Russia who live in Philadelphia in the North-East region, the place where the Russian-speaking diaspora traditionally settles, listen to the show. 

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