Cultural Self-identification in Terms of Bilingualism by Chingiz Aitmatov

Васьків, Микола Степанович and Анісімова, Людмила Вікторівна (2020) Cultural Self-identification in Terms of Bilingualism by Chingiz Aitmatov Journal of History Culture and Art Research (Tarih Kültür ve Sanat Araştırmaları Dergisi) (9). pp. 276-285. ISSN 2147-0626

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The article deals with a phenomenon of bilingualism of Soviet national writers, who created their works both in their mother-tongue and the Russian language, and exceptionally in Russian. The brightest example of such kind of an artist is Kyrgyz classical writer of the second part of the 20th century Chingiz Aitmatov. The aim of our research is to define Chingiz Aitmatov’s cultural selfidentification in a situation of bilingualism in his native Kyrgyzstan during Soviet times. The function of the Russian language and culture for Chingiz Aitmatov’s creative works, and author’s reflection concerning such issue as Russian culture as a mediator in familiarizing of small nations of the USSR with the world cultural heritage have been also studied. Aitmatov considered Russian language as a “no compromise one” for USSR nations and small peoples in common Soviet informational space, particularly literary, in the process of integration to the global political, economic, and cultural heritage. At the same time, he put Russian culture in one cohort with the leading world cultures. According to Aitmatov, the Russian cultural space had a great influence on the development of Soviet nations of Central Asia and became a mediator in a process of integration of small nations into the global cultural space. The Russian language was a helpful tool for getting acquainted with the ancestry of world cultures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chingiz Aitmatov; Russian and Kyrgyz languages; bilingualism; intermediate language and culture; cultural imperialism; self-identification.
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Факультет журналістики > Кафедра журналістика та нових медіа
Depositing User: професор Микола Степанович Васьків
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2020 08:57
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 10:49

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