Linguistic Landscape of Bukhara: The Ambiguous Future of Tajik

This study examines the linguistic landscape of Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

Bukhara was chosen as a research site because it offers a unique case to study linguistic landscape as the city is the home to many languages, including Tajik, Uzbek, and Russian. This study uses qualitative methods to investigate how privileging of Russian (during the Soviet time), Uzbek (when the language regained its power in the wake of independence), and English (as a result of globalization) is viewed by the local people, and how the prestige of these languages has endangered the Tajik language, the native language of the Bukhara people.

Principal Investigator
Dilia Hasanova

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