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Language Policy in Independent Ukraine: A Battle for National and Linguistic Empowerment

  • Vladislava Reznik
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Abstract

The present chapter describes and discusses language-planning developments in Ukraine, focusing especially on legislative measures in recent years, aimed at establishing Ukrainian as the country’s sole state language. The chapter also introduces historical, political and linguistic information that helps to put independent Ukraine’s language planning and policy in its proper perspective. Particular attention is paid to the recent language laws on ‘Ukrainization’ and on the disputes accompanying them, vis-a-vis the status of Russian.

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  • Vladislava Reznik
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  1. 1.Donetsk National UniversityVinnytsiaUkraine

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