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An Analysis of Language Security in Central Asian Countries 中亚国家语言安全问题探析

 Author: Yang Bo, Wang Tianju  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Journal, Language, Security  Publisher: Russian,East European & Central Asian Studies, 2021(6), 130-155  Publication Date: 2021  Language: Chinese

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the independence of the five Central Asian countries. Since independence, the Central Asian republics have always insisted on building and strengthening national identity with the titular nationality at the core. The unified language is regarded by the political elite as the embodiment of national cohesion. Governments of various countries vigorously adjust language plans, give the status of national language to the main national language, expand the scope of use of the main national language, and reshape the status pattern of the national language. The value of language in maintaining national security has been highlighted, and the issue of language and national security has attracted more attention from researchers. Language practice in Central Asia shows that language vitality represents the national culture and is related to national cultural safety; language use marks identity characteristics; language application guarantees the flow of information; language capacity building maintains strategic security interests.