Publication details [#66518]

Smagulova, Juldyz. 2019. Ideologies of language revival: Kazakh as school talk. International Journal of Bilingualism 23 (3) : 740–756.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This article limns the implicit ideologies that buttress a language revival context and addresses the semiotic processes via which ideological dominance is defied. It shows the role of everyday family interactions in the re-acquisition of a “native” language of one’s ethnic identity. It draws upon 15 hours of audio-recorded interactional data from one urban family of ethnic Kazakhs in which the children, who were brought up speaking Russian, are enrolled in a Kazakh-medium pre-school.