Support, Resistance & Pragmatism
An Examination of Motivation in Language
Policy in Kharkiv, Ukraine

By Margrethe B. Sovik
December 2007
Stockholm University Press
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789185445660      
351 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$87.50  Paper Original

The Ukrainian society has gone through vast changes since independence in 1991 and in this thesis some of these social changes are discussed through the prism of language policy. The main topic of the study is language policy (conceptualised as language practices, language beliefs, and language management) in the eastern Ukrainian city Kharkiv. This topic is examined within a framework focusing on motivation, allowing for a study of how people in Kharkiv describe, explain and rationalise language policy in the context of change in society.

Language Studies; Sociology

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