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Title: Language Choice in Azerbaijani Context: A Sociolinguistic perspective
Authors: Rzayeva, Narmin
Tagiyev, Ilham
Mammadov, Azad
Keywords: language choice
language of minorities
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Khazar University Press
Citation: Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Series/Report no.: Vol. 23;№ 4
Abstract: This study deals with the issue of language choice from sociolinguistic perspectives. The problem of multilingualism and plurilingualism in sociolinguistics occupies a special field for the study and evokes the interest of most linguists. The goal of the research was to investigate language choice from sociolinguistic perspectives. This experimental work was carried out to verify the right choice of language (English, Russian and Azerbaijani) and to identify its effectiveness, the data were processed and interpreted based on analysis. Special attention was paid to the multilingualism / plurilingualism issues and multilingualism in Azerbaijan separately. This paper presents the results of quantitative method for the sociolinguistic research in language. It was based on the interviews that were conducted among parents in order to learn their tendency to bring up their children in a multilingual society. Thus, parents were interviewed in different schools with Russian, Azerbaijani and English medium of instructions; school with Azerbaijani medium of instruction named as “Zangi” lyceum, school with Russian medium named as “N_12”, school with English medium called as “Baku-Oxford School”. This paper is an in-depth, multidimensional study of such choices in language. The results of the data analysis affirm a solid status of English as an international language in Azerbaijan and emphasize an undeniable position of Azerbaijani language as well.
ISSN: 2223-2621
Appears in Collections:2020, Vol. 23, № 4

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