Ukraine Seeks Nationwide Linguistic Revival

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Nov 15 15:15:30 UTC 2008

 Forwarded From: edling at

Voice of America

Ukraine Seeks Nationwide Linguistic Revival

A Ukrainian literature class in the Crimean city of Simferopol at
School Number 25, where all other subjects are taught in Russian.
Ukrainian is not the first language of these students, some of whom
reveal greater proficiency than others. Eleventh grader Arthur Trotsky
feels comfortable in both languages.

Arthur says there are people who do not like the Ukrainian language -
basically grownups, because it is difficult for them to adapt. He says
that children, however, are learning Ukrainian in school from grade
one, and some even study it in depth. He adds that while older people
are opposed, young ones support the Ukrainian language.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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