This article provides an overview of the sociolinguistic situation in Belarus. It summarizes language policy and legislation, and deals in more detail with language management and selected language problems in Belarusian education. It also contributes to the work on language planning by applying Jernudd’s and Neustupny’s Language Management Theory, particularly theconcept of the language management cycle, to analysis of sociolinguistic issues in Belarus.
Author: Markus Giger and Marián Sloboda
Publisher / organisation: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Total number of pages: 26
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