Publication details [#56416]

Üngör, Uğur Ümit. 2012. Untying the tongue-tied: Ethnocide and language politics. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 217 : 127–150.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper deals with Young Turk linguistic and cultural policies in the interwar period, aiming at the “Turkification” of Kurds. Although a cultural genocide policy against Kurds was implemented, its influence needs to be put into perspective, given Kurds' inconsistent reception of those policies.