LANGUAGE CHANGE IN CENTRAL ASIA / Book Launch

Central Asian Studies Center (CASC) and KIMEP Language Center are hosting a launch of the book

LANGUAGE CHANGE IN CENTRAL ASIA
Editored by Elise S. Ahn and Juldyz Smagulova

FRIDAY, 22 APRIL
17:00–18:00 / HALL 2
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are still undergoing numerous transitions. This book examines various language issues in relation to current discussions about natural identity, education, and changing notional of socio-cultural capital in Central Asia. [for more information click here]

Panelists:
Juldyz Smagulova, “The Re-Acquisition of Kazakh in Kazakhstan: Achievements and Challenges”;

Maganat Shegebayev, “Corpus Building in Kazakhstan: An Examination of Terminology Development in the Oil and Gas Sector”;

Elise Ahn, “Language Teaching in Turkmenistan: An Autoethnographic Journey” and “Language-in-Education: A Look at Kyrgyz Language Schools in the Badakhshan Province of Tajikistan”

Juldyz Smagulova (KIMEP University, Assistant Professor and Acting Executive Director, Language Center)
Juldyz Smagulova received her Candidate of Sciences degree in Language Theory from the Kazakh National University in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from the King’s College London (London, UK) in 2011. Her publications include: the co-authored Dictionary of Sociolinguistics (bilingual in Kazakh and Russian) and Dictionary of Linguistics (bilingual in Kazakh and Russian), as well as articles in Journal of Sociolinguistics, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. Her current research interests focus on language socialization at home and school, classroom literacy practices, language policy and planning.

Maganat Shegebayev (KIMEP University, Assistant Professor, Language Center)
Maganat Shegebayev’s research interests include topics related to linguistics, language planning and corpus building in Kazakhstan, critical thinking and educational management. Dr. Shegebayev has co-authored a number of international publications and has led various educational projects across Kazakhstan and abroad, including serving as a task force member to develop national program Intellectual Nation–2020 for the Kazakhstani government.

Elise S. Ahn (KIMEP University, Assistant Professor, Language Center)
Elise S. Ahn graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) in May 2011 in Education Policy Studies with a concentration on comparative and international education and program evaluation. Her research interests focus on the intersection of space, structure, and scale in examining the effects of internationalization in education and policy production processes. She is also interested in issues related to language, education and equity/access with a focus on urban contexts.

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