Political Science | Comparative Politics
Y657 | 29084 | Fierman


Topic:  Language Politics and Problems in Post-Soviet Region

Class meets with CEUS  U520
Contact Instructor Before Enrolling     wfierman@indiana.edu
Open to Graduate Students Only


This graduate colloquium will examine language policies and problems
in the countries that emerged from the Soviet Union. The first third
of the course will be devoted to essential general background for
viewing language policies and problems in the countries that we will
look at during the remainder of the course. We will start with a
brief examination of Soviet language policies and their results.
Following this we will consider demographic change in the Soviet and
post-Soviet space, and then general questions suggested by the
literature on language problems in countries from other regions of
the world. Most of the rest of the course will be devoted to
language policies and problems in individual countries or regions of
the former Soviet Union. At the last session(s) students will
present their research papers.