ON FUNCTIONING OF LANGUAGES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA (sociolinguistic research issues)

Yuri V. Dorofeev
Crimean Republican Institute of Postgraduate Teacher Education, Russian Federation

Abstract

The article considers the features of the functioning of languages in the Republic of Crimea at the present stage. On the basis of a fi eld survey, the perceptions of speakers of different languages about the current language situation, about the differences between the legal and actual statuses of languages have been defi ned. The analysis of the language material allows to establish the direction of the development of the language situation in Crimea. At the present stage, the balanced language policy of the Russian Federation has eliminated a number of contradictions, legislatively consolidated the status of different languages in the Crimea and provided the opportunity to study all native languages (including Russian) in educational organizations of the peninsula.
Keywords: language situation, georusistics, Crimea, multilingualism, state
language, native language

For citation: Dorofeev Yu.V. On functioning of languages in the Republic of Crimea (based on sociolinguistic research). Sociolinguistic Studies, 2020, no. 1, pp.79–93 (In Russ.)