Multilingualism in Uzbekistan

Hasanova, Dilia

Purdue University, USA

WS127: Multilingualism in post-Soviet countries

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of multilingualism on the language use in post-Soviet Uzbekistan- a multilingual and multiethnic Central Asian country that is facing linguistic reforms in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. In doing so, the paper will take a historical approach to examine the current status of Uzbek, Tajik, Russian, and English languages in the sociolinguistic context of Uzbekistan. The linguistic behavior of the local people and their language choice will also be discussed.

Session: Workshop (part 1)
Multilingualism in post-Soviet countries
Friday, April 4, 2008, 13:45-15:15
room: 17