The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics describes the evolution of each of the languages of the 14 non-Russian Soviet republics paying particular attention to periods of Russification during the Tsarist and Soviet eras. Non-linguistic in content, Gary C. Fouse delves into languages that other authors frequently overlook or ignore, and documents first hand accounts of native-speakers who describe their experiences growing up in a bilingual environment. Targeted toward those interested in the former Soviet Union or language in general, this book will be a tremendous resource for professors and students of Sociolinguistics and Soviet Studies.
Gary C. Fouse is an Adjunct Teacher of English as a second language at the University of California-Irvine.
Chapter 1 On Language Chapter 2 Ukraine: The Little Russians Chapter 3 Belarus: The White Russians Chapter 4 Moldova: The Soviet Union's Romance Language Chapter 5 Estonia: A Touch of Scandinavia Chapter 6 Latvia: Between Germany and Russia Chapter 7 Lithuania: The Spinning Wheel Chapter 8 Azerbaijan: Between Turkey and Iran Chapter 9 Armenia: Ancient People, Ancient Language Chapter 10 Georgia: The Birthplace of Rustaveli and Stalin Chapter 11 Uzbekistan: The Cultural Leaders of Central Asia? Chapter 12 Kazakhstan: The Nomadic Herders Chapter 13 Kyrgyzstan: The Forty Tribes Chapter 14 Turkmenistan: "I am Turk" Chapter 15 Tajikistan: The Persian-Speaking People of Central Asia Chapter 16 The Crimean Tatars: A People Charged with Collective Treason Chapter 17 The Volga Tatars: The Cultural Leaders of Russia's Moslems Chapter 18 The Jews: Nationality without a Republic Chapter 19 Reflections