Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018)

Language in Politics Features of the Soviet Language Policy in 1920s-1930s

Authors
Nubar Gurbanova, Rungthum Rangsikul
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Nubar Gurbanova
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/klua-18.2018.64How to use a DOI?
Keywords
language policy, language prestige, Soviet Union, state language, russification
Abstract

Political language is a necessary tool of politics and power, which not only reflects reality, but also shapes it through information impact. Any multinational and multilingual state inevitably encounters the problem of regulating the linguistic life of the country. After the formation of the Soviet Union (1922), one of the important missions among national political tasks was occupied by the duty of setting up of national language. The national question was a very important problem in the first socialist state, since the Soviet Union was a multiethnic country. The differences in the territorial and natural conditions of the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Baltic, Siberia and the different historical destinies of the population of these territories presented great difficulties for the development of a unified plan for the progress of the culture of these nations and nationalities. The analytical article examines the main trends and features of the national language policy of the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1930s. A conclusion is made about the priority development of the Russian language, its role in the formation and shaping of the Soviet people as a qualitatively new historical community. The specifics of the interaction of the Russian language and the languages of the peoples of the Soviet Union in the pre-war period were analyzed.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-547-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/klua-18.2018.64How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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