|Titel:||Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States|
|Autor:||Jacob M. Landau, Barbara Kellner-Heinkele|
|Verlag:||C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd|
Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan
The subject of this particular book is of great interest today for three major reasons: first, the six republics of Central Asia, strongly shaped by Turkic languages (Tajik is a variety of Persian, but Turkic influence is still there). and Islam, are relatively unknown; secondly, their respective language policies, which they say are central for development and modernisation, may show us much about the creative potential of choices of language anywhere in the world as well as problems connected with implementation; third, these two scholars and their local assistants harvested much previously unpublished empirical data which they have presented to readers in a clear framework. The conclusion very well relates language policies in these states to broad issues of nation-building-, language planning, multilingualism, and other concepts.