Language Policy and Language Situation in Ukraine

Zum Buch – About the book: The language situation in Ukraine is
complex, language policy often not consistent. Although Ukrainian is
the only state language, nearly half of the population prefers
Russian in daily communication. It is difficult to harmonise the
Ukrainianisation policy of the government which considers the
Ukrainian language to be a corner stone of nation building, and the
demands of Russian-speaking citizens and the Council of Europe. This
volume presents the results of the interdisciplinary INTAS project
„Language policy in Ukraine: Anthropological, linguistic and further
perspectives“ (August 2006 – July 2008). The final recommendations
for future language policy aim to disseminate the state language
Ukrainian on the whole territory and to strengthen the rights of the
non-state languages. Ten scholars from five disciplines analyse the
complex language situation in Ukraine and arrive at common
recommendations for future language policy.

Inhalt – Contents: Volodymyr Kulyk: Language Policies and Language
Attitudes in Post-Orange Ukraine Bill Bowring: Language Policy in
Ukraine. International Standards and Obligations, and Ukrainian Law
and Legislation Larysa Masenko: Language Situation in Ukraine:
Sociolinguistic Analysis Hanna Zalizniak: Language Orientations and
the Civilisation Choice for Ukrainians Vera Skvirskaja: „Language is
a Political Weapon“ or on Language Troubles in Post-Soviet Odesa
Oksana Kalynovs’ka: Language Situation in Education Juliane Besters-
Dilger: Language Policy in the Mass Media Nadiya Trach: Language
Policy and Language Situation in the Sphere of Legal Proceedings and
Office Administration In Ukraine Salvatore del Gaudio/Bohdana
Tarasenko: Surzhyk: Topical Questions and Analysis of a Concrete

Zur Herausgeberin – About the editor: Juliane Besters-Dilger is Full
Professor of Slavonic Studies (Linguistics) at the University of
Freiburg in the Breisgau (Germany). Her scientific interests include
sociolinguistics, Ukrainian and Russian studies, comparative and
historical Slavonic linguistics.

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