Bilingualism among Young People in Kazakhstan

Alishariyeva Akbota
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
For Kazakhstan, a multilingual and multiethnic country, the issue of multilingualism is a historic and current phenomenon. It is home to 126 nationalities, such as: Belarusians, Kirghiz , Korean , Russian , Tajik , Tatar , Uighurs , Uzbeks , Ukrainians and others. It is well known fact that the observed linguistic and cultural diversity of the country is affected by a number of historical factors, in particular, processes accompanying the accession of Kazakhstan to Russia (1731-1865), as the
more » ... 31-1865), as the researchers note,; repeated revision of state borders, especially state-political system pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet periods, and recent events that have taken extremely consequences for all the people of the country; radical transformation of the entire society -governmental system, the modernization of society and the economy of independent Kazakhstan (Suleimenova and others, 2010, Suleimenova, Smagulova 2005).
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.567 fatcat:ovshtllms5ac3obos3vj4fag2u