Will Bilingualism Be Valid among the Younger Generations in Kazakhstan?

Ziash Suleimenova, Altynay Tursun
2016 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
 Abstract-Large parts of the titular population in Kazakhstan have a better command of Russian than of their own 'mother tongue', or they could not speak their mother tongue at all.Some Kazakhs prefer to use the Russian language in daily conversation, and do so without any pangs of guilty conscience. Some Russian-speaking Kazakhs had started sending their youngsters to Kazakh-medium schools in the hopes that the school could provide them with skills in Kazakh that they themselves lack. The
more » ... elves lack. The study focuses on these issues of the language policy in Kazakhstan in general, and bilingualism in particular. There are voices that additional languages present a threat to the national language. Besides, teaching of Russian and English threaten the development of national identity. The problem under investigation is whether younger generations will keep the retention as to the bilingualism. Or else the trilingual policy offered by the President Nazarbayev will make the country a multilingual community.
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2016.v6.676 fatcat:jlaqbxfp2vcj5b3x4qtcaiel4u