LANGUAGE REFORMS AND INTERCULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE POLYLINGUAL SPACE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

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The article is devoted to studying the functioning of the Kazakh, Russian and English languages in the multicultural space of Kazakhstan. There is an analysis of the use of the languages in business communication and in visual texts of the socio-communicative space of Astana. The results of the sociolinguistic research methods (questionnaire, interview) showed the language preferences of citizens, as well as the factors influencing the choice of a language. The results obtained allowed to identify problems existing in terms of the new language policy of the state, track language development processes in the communicative environment and predict trends in the spread, strengthening, cooperation and coexistence of the languages in the future.


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Sh K Zharkynbekov

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Author for correspondence.
Email: zharkyn.sh.k@gmail.com
Satpaev str., 1, Astana, Kazakhstan, 010008

Doctor of Philology, professor, Head of Philological Department of Eurasian National University of L.N. Gumilev, Astana, Kazakhstan

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