DEFINITELY ENDANGERED: Armenian language as intangible cultural heritage of Artsakh

Lecture | Jasmine Dum-Tragut

DEFINITELY ENDANGERED: Armenian language as intangible cultural heritage of Artsakh

When: May 26, 2021, 07:30 PM London

Jasmine Dum-Tragut documents the frequent changes in the linguistic and language political conditions and multilingual setting in Karabakh, that have influenced the use of Armenian as a spoken language; in dialect form or as a vernacular, as a written language in education and in official usage and as a religious and liturgical language. In the last 30 years, the status, prestige and use of Armenian varieties in Karabakh has changed several times: from Soviet russification (and arguably a weakening of Armenian), to a consolidation of Armenian as a fully functional state language of the defacto Republic of Artsakh, to the uncertain, quite threatened, and questionable status of the Armenian language under Azerbaijani linguistic and political rule, since November 10 2021.

Currently, Dum-Tragut, who also works with and at the Language Institute, named after Acharyan at the Armenian Academy of Sciences, is conducting research on “The Sociolinguistics of Armenian in Karabakh”; which includes a qualitative assessment of the vitality of the Armenian language and issues of multilingualism in Karabakh.

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