ERIC Number: ED126715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Some Observations on Language Planning in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Language Planning Newsletter, v2 n2 p3-4, 6 May 1976
This article reports on the language planning efforts in the non-Russian republics of the USSR, where the Turkic languages spoken are highly divergent from Russian. Specifically described are the cities of Baku in Azerbaijan, the language in question being Azerbaijani, and Ashkhabad, in Turkmenistan, the language being Turkmen. The chief language planning goals include alphabetizing and standardizing the national languages, developing technical terminology, writing and publishing textbooks, training teachers, and training scientific manpower for further research in these languages and for recording their disappearing dialects. The language planners are native speakers of the languages who work in the departments of speech cultivation and in the language institutes of the universities and republic academies of sciences. The relationship between the national languages and Russian is considered, as well as the degree of interference from Russian. The public use of the languages, particularly in signs and broadcasting is described, as well as the importance and nature of language instruction in the schools. The future of language use in these areas is also discussed. (CLK)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Azerbaijani, Bilingualism, Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Language Research, Language Role, Language Standardization, Language Usage, Language Variation, Regional Dialects, Russian, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Education, Turkic Languages
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.
Identifiers - Location: USSR