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ERIC Number: EJ824590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Language Policies of Kazakhization and their Influence on Language Attitudes and Use
Smagulova; Juldyz
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v11 n3-4 p440-475 2008
The paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of language policy in Kazakhstan in the context of the current sociolinguistic situation and historic, demographic, sociopolitical, and economic factors. Highlighting some of the challenges facing the official policy of kazakhization, this review allows for better understanding of the functioning of the two main languages of Kazakhstan, Kazakh and Russian. To assess the impact of kazakhization policies on language attitudes and use, the paper examines the results of a large-scale self-report survey conducted in Kazakhstan in 2005-2007.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan
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