Multilingualism in Post-Soviet Countries

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Aneta Pavlenko
Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 234 pages
In the past two decades, post-Soviet countries have emerged as a contested linguistic space, where disagreements over language and education policies have led to demonstrations, military conflicts and even secession. This collection offers an up-to-date comparative analysis of language and education policies and practices in post-Soviet countries.
 

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Contents

Language Revival Language Removal and Sociolinguistic Theory
1
Education and Beyond
41
Bilingualism and Education in Ukraine
66
Language and Education in Moldova
99
A CrossBaltic Perspective PostEU Accession
122
Estonianization Efforts PostIndependence
149
Language Policies of Kazakhization and Their Influence on Language Attitudes and Use
166
Multilingualism Russian Language and Education in Kyrgyzstan
202
Language and Education Policies in Tajikistan
227
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Dr. Aneta Pavlenko is an Associate Professor at the College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. She has lectured widely in Europe, North America, and Japan, and published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics of bilingualism and second language acquisition. She is an author of Emotions and Multilingualism (Cambridge University Press, 2005), co-author of Crosslinguistic Influence in Language and Cognition (with Scott Jarvis; Routledge, 2008), editor of Bilingual Minds (Multilingual Matters, 2006) and co-editor of Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual Contexts (Multilingual Matters, 2004).

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