[lg policy] Kazakhstan to Qazaqstan: Why would a country switch its alphabet?

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Tue Oct 31 07:29:45 EDT 2017

"Last Friday Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev finally decreed that the language 
would shed its heavy Cyrillic coat and don what he hopes to be a more fashionable 
attire: the Latin alphabet."

More in the BBC article here:


Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
Communications Secretary, BAAL Language Policy group | www.langpol.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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