Negotiating Linguistic, Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet World
The book presents a range of perspectives on language in society, language politics, diaspora and identity, contact between languages and cultures in the post-Spviet world. How do recent geopolitical shifts impact on the policies and practices of newly independent states? How have communities and individuals come to redefine their own identities and core values? How does cultural context in which the power relations between cultural and linguistic groups have been reversed or recalibrated affect the attitudes of each group? How does migration influence linguistic and parenting practices? This collection offers answers to these and many other questions through case studies from eleven regions in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.