Language Contacts in the Field of Bilingualism in Kyrgyzstan

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In Kyrgyzstan, as a multinational country, the problem of language contacts has always been topical. It was related to the functional possibilities of the Russian and Kyrgyz languages and the language policy of the country. In this regard, bilingualism is an integral feature of the Kyrgyz society. The bilingualism of the ethnic Kyrgyz is associated with different levels of knowledge of the Russian language, and it also demonstrates the different nature of self-control of speakers over the languages, in which there are both conscious control of language use and spontaneous one. It has been established that the above factors have a significant influence on the nature of code-switching in the speech of bilinguals.

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Zamira K. Derbisheva

Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University

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Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Department of Russian language and literature, Faculty of Humanities 59, Ulan 1/1, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 720082


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