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The Struggle for Language

Sunday 28 January 2007 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)

The Struggle for Language. 2/3: Turkish. Maureen Freely hears how writers like Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk work with a language censored by a government reform.

Duration:

45 minutes

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2/3. Turkish

Maureen Freely hears how writers like Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk work with a language that had half its vocabulary expunged, or made politically incorrect, in a government reform that banned words of Arabic and Persian origin in favour of pure Turkish.




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