Acts of Negotiation: Governmentality and Medium of Instruction in an Eastern Ukrainian University

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Abstract

This study investigates language policy and language choices at a university in Ukraine, a country of evolving national governance and shifting language policy. Ethnographic data interpreted through the lenses of governmentality, language planning and policy, and conversation analysis show that (1) the institution rather than the national government is at the center of language planning and policy and (2) language choices are negotiations of alignment between a collective Ukrainian identity and individual preferences or abilities.

LanguageEnglish
Pages36-52
Number of pages17
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018

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Keywords

  • English as a medium of instruction
  • governmentality
  • Russian
  • Ukraine
  • university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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