Arus M. Gabrielian
V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Russian Federation
The protection of linguistic rights is an important component of language policy. Linguistic rights include the right to use native language in legal, administrative and juridical relations as well as obtaining education and information from the media. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current language policy and the language situation in the Crimea, primarily from the point of view of the right to choose the language or languages of instruction and communication in private and social life. The paper is based on the results of an empirical research conducted by the author in January–March 2019 with the support of the N.N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: language policy, language situation in Crimea, state languages, mother tongue,language of instruction
For citation: Gabrielian A.M. The relevance of studying native languages in the Crimea. Sociolinguistic Studies, 2020, no. 2(2) [online], pp. 21–29 (In Russ.)