ERIC Number: EJ641292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Confronting the Languages of Statehood: Theoretical and Historical Frameworks for the Analysis of the Multilingual Identity of the Russian Jewish Intelligensia in Israel.
Kheimets, Nina G.; Epstein, Alek D.
Language Problems & Language Planning, v25 n2 p121-43 Sum 2001
Reviews sociological analysis of the transformation of the link between language and identity among Soviet Jewish immigrants in Israel, focusing on their common desire for Russian language maintenance after their immigration to Israel. Argues that although the immigrants acquire fast, the former Jewish intelligensia's perception of the dominant Israeli policy of language shift to Hebrew is extremely negative. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Israel