Mati Hint's scientific contributions

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The paper gives a short outline of the Soviet language policy, i.e. of how linguistic structures of the Russian language should be imposed upon the other languages of the empire. This development is illustrated by tendencies in the structure of Estonian today.


... The Russian goluboj fits the criteria for a basic colour term, therefore the comparison of the Estonian non-basic modified term helesinine and the Russian basic unmodified goluboj is of special interest because of the long-standing Russian language influence over its neighbouring country's language, Estonian (Hint 1990;1991;Must 2000;Blokland 2009;Zabrodskaja 2009). For speculation about how the Russian blue categories could have destabilised and possibly split the Estonian concept of sinine 'blue' into sub-concepts, see Sutrop (2002: 73, 213). ...