Politics of Language in Ex-Soviet Muslim States. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2001, 260 p.
AbstractThis book, as the authors clearly state at the outset, intends to contribute to the study of the politicolinguistics in the six new independent ex-Soviet Muslim republics. The authors seek to evaluate the mutual impact of language issues and ethnopolitics in these states. During March-April 1997 and September 1998 they visited five of these so-called “Turkic” states, without being able to visit Tajikistan, the only predominantly non-“Turkic” state, apparently due to security problems. As a re...