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Watch Your Language: Language Politics in Ukraine

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Dr. Laada Bilaniuk—Linguistic Anthropologist; Author,

Contested Tongues: Language Politics and Cultural Correction in Ukraine

Ukraine is home to large numbers of Russian speakers. Since the Orange Revolution, the correlation between language preference and political preferences may be increasing. Russian speakers tend to favor pro-Russian conservatives, while Ukrainian speakers are often more sympathetic to pro-Western politicians. Dr. Laada Bilaniuk explores the politics of language in Ukraine.
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