TATAR-RUSSIAN BILINGUALISM IN A REGIONAL CONTEXT Cover Image

ТАТАРСКО-РУССКОЕ ДВУЯЗЫЧИЕ В РЕГИОНАЛЬНОМ КОНТЕКСТЕ
TATAR-RUSSIAN BILINGUALISM IN A REGIONAL CONTEXT

Author(s): Simbul Abdullovna Akhmetova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Sociology, Eastern Slavic Languages, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Philology, Globalization
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: globalization; localization; macro- and micro-level; bilingualism; multilingualism; regional and functional approach; instrumental value; intercultural environment; multiculturalism;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes empirical data on the processes of development of Tatar-Russian bilingualism in a regional context. The aim of the research was to demonstrate the contradiction between the declared status of the Tatar language and the actual limitation of its use. Attention was paid to the gradual transformation of the Tatar language to a simple marker of ethnic identity. The following conclusion was made: achievement of the real bilingualism is possible only under the condition of preserving and expanding the instrumental function of the Tatar language.