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Book Chapter: English Language Policy as Ideology in Multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan

TitleEnglish Language Policy as Ideology in Multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Citation
English Language Policy as Ideology in Multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan. In Barakos, E & Unger, JW (Eds.), Discursive Approaches to Language Policy, p. 253-274. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractThis chapter explores English language policy as ideology in multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan. English has steadily grown in importance in Khorog since the late 1990s, and particularly as a result of efforts by the spiritual leader of the transnational Ismaili community, the Aga Khan IV, to promote English among his local followers who form a majority in Khorog. Ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Khorog shows that ideologies of English closely interact with ideologies of Tajik, Russian and Shughni. In this chapter, I will analyse the discursive construction and co-construction of ideologies of English, Tajik, Russian and Shughni by drawing on transcriptions of interviews and particularly a group discussion in which I asked my interlocutors to take on the role of language policy makers for Tajikistan. I will thereby show that issues of language policy and ideology in Khorog need to be explored against the backdrop of both national and transnational policy making efforts, notably attempts on the part of President Emomali Rahmon to forge a closer union between the official language Tajik and the nation-state of Tajikistan; and of the Aga Khan to promote English.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227638
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dc.contributor.authorBolander, BWR-
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T09:11:56Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-18T09:11:56Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationEnglish Language Policy as Ideology in Multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan. In Barakos, E & Unger, JW (Eds.), Discursive Approaches to Language Policy, p. 253-274. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-137-53133-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227638-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores English language policy as ideology in multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan. English has steadily grown in importance in Khorog since the late 1990s, and particularly as a result of efforts by the spiritual leader of the transnational Ismaili community, the Aga Khan IV, to promote English among his local followers who form a majority in Khorog. Ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Khorog shows that ideologies of English closely interact with ideologies of Tajik, Russian and Shughni. In this chapter, I will analyse the discursive construction and co-construction of ideologies of English, Tajik, Russian and Shughni by drawing on transcriptions of interviews and particularly a group discussion in which I asked my interlocutors to take on the role of language policy makers for Tajikistan. I will thereby show that issues of language policy and ideology in Khorog need to be explored against the backdrop of both national and transnational policy making efforts, notably attempts on the part of President Emomali Rahmon to forge a closer union between the official language Tajik and the nation-state of Tajikistan; and of the Aga Khan to promote English.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan-
dc.relation.ispartofDiscursive Approaches to Language Policy-
dc.titleEnglish Language Policy as Ideology in Multilingual Khorog, Tajikistan-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailBolander, BWR: bolander@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityBolander, BWR=rp02072-
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/978-1-137-53134-6_11-
dc.identifier.hkuros259663-
dc.identifier.spage253-
dc.identifier.epage274-
dc.publisher.placeLondon-

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