War, language removal and self-identification in the linguistic landscapes of Nagorno-Karabakh

  title={War, language removal and self-identification in the linguistic landscapes of Nagorno-Karabakh},
  author={Sebastian Muth},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={63 - 87}
  • S. Muth
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Linguistics
  • Nationalities Papers
The disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) resulted in demographic shifts and drew new boundaries in a once borderless region. The South Caucasus, an area that has been characterized by its linguistic diversity witnessed one of the most destructive interethnic wars in the former USSR. Fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, it resulted in the removal of the Azerbaijani population. Two decades later the political status of… 

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