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Title: Language Policy and Language Issues in the Successor States of the Former USSR
Edited By: Sue Wright
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This book looks at the question of language rights: the rights of minorities to remain monolingual if they so wish and the rights of governments to promote the language of the majority as the language of the state. The central question is once again the thorny problem of whether linguistic rights are fundamental human rights, and therefore inalienable and individual, or whether they are group rights, since communication necessarily involves more than one individual. The context of this discussion is the situation of the Russian speakers in Latvia and Kyrgyzstan.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Russian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594636
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 96pp.
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