Sociolinguistic issues of language contact in Kazakhstan

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Abstract

Social aspect of the language contacts is defined by frequent interaction of languages for different economic, political and other reasons of ethnic and language groups. The language contacts appear as a result of constant interaction between representatives of multilingual groups.
Results of the contacts are differently shown on various language levels depending on degree of ingression of their elements into the global integral structure. To understand how and in what direction the contacting languages change, we need to view this process on three different levels: first of all, in sociolinguistic context – as interaction of multilingual society, i.e. as specific state of language; secondly, in psycholinguistic context – as individual bilingualism of certain part of speakers; in the third, on peculiarly linguistic level – as mix, transfusion of two self-sufficing language systems.
The issue I intend to examine is the contemporary state of language contacts in Kazakhstan. To be precise, the issue of language contacts in the higher educational institutions where professional subjects are taught in the English language. The number of such universities is growing nowadays.
The primary aim is to gather information on what languages students prefer to use and how different situations affect to their language choosing process. Therefore, as we know language contacts appear as a result of constant interaction between representatives of multilingual groups and speakers may use both languages simultaneously or separately. In that case, a comparative survey can systematize various language levels depending on a degree of ingression of their elements into the global integral structure as an issue of language contacts in the higher educational institutions where professional subjects are taught in the English language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociolinguistic issues of language contact in Kazakhstan
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • language contact, sociolinguistic, multilingualism

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Baiteliyeva, Z. (2019). Sociolinguistic issues of language contact in Kazakhstan. In Sociolinguistic issues of language contact in Kazakhstan