About the laboratory at the Institute of Linguistics named after A. Baitursynov and its library fund

The laboratory at the Institute of Linguistics named after A. Baitursynov was created in 1999 at the initiative of K.Sh.Khussain, who was at that time the Director of the Institute, and the Deputy Director of the Institute N. Uali. The laboratory includes the library with the fund – about 7000 books on Linguistics.

The purpose of the laboratory is the collection, systematization, research and promotion of the scientific heritage of A. Baitursynov- the outstanding scientist, spiritual leader of the nation, founder of Kazakh Linguistics; the author of the unique alphabet «төте жазу» (on the basis of the Arab script), educator,  public figure, whose name was appropriated to the Institute on May 30, 1999.

The fund of the laboratory includes:

1) Scientific heritage of A. Baitursynov, some historical documents, materials, manuscripts;

2) Theses devoted to researches of the scientific heritage of A. Baitursynov;

3) Monographs devoted to the scientific heritage of A. Baitursynov;

4) Articles devoted to the scientific heritage of A. Baitursynov;

5) Materials of the conferences devoted to A. Baitursynov’s anniversaries;

6) The library, whose fund includes 7000 scientific specialized books on Linguistics.

The library is our wealth and pride. The staff of the Institute, teachers of higher education institutions from various areas of Kazakhstan, foreign scientists, independent researchers can work with the fund including master’s and doctoral dissertations in the sphere of studying the Kazakh and Turkic languages, materials of the press, dictionaries.

There are 8 places for work of library visitors in the reading room.

The basic researches published within State programs “Cultural heritage” and “Functioning and development of languages 2001-2010, 2011-2020” are also located on shelves of the library. The fund of the library constantly is replenished with books from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bashkortostan, China, Turkey and other countries, and also with new scientific and popular-scientific publications. Some new books from the book fund, the collection «Тілтанымдық зерттеулер» (“Researches on Linguistics”) with the results of scientific research of the Institute; scientific monographs, dictionaries, etc. can be purchased. This laboratory which doesn’t have analogs in Kazakhstan is some kind of compact scientific center intended for researchers of Kazakh Linguistics.

History of the laboratory creation

The private library of Zhubanysh Aralbayev became the basis of the book fund of the laboratory. At the initiative of Kobey Shakhmetuly Khussain who was at that time the Director of the Institute, due to the financial support of the Soros Fund, 6000 scientific books were purchased from the widow of the scientist Razita apai in 1995. Mister Bryan who was during at that time the head of Soros Kazakhstan Fund, having got acquainted with the room allocated for the books, gave his consent; then the basis of the library was created. The fund of the library was also filled up with the scientific and linguistic editions belonging to the scientist Aday Esenkululy.

Since then, the fund of the library was replenished with the books received as a gift from scientists A. Nurmagambetova, A. Kusainov, G. Aydarov, S. Omarbekov, A. Kaydar, R. Syzdykova, O. Aytbayev, T. Zhanuzak, N. Uali, A. Zhunisbek, et al.

Among employees who since the creation of the laboratory in 1995 were responsible for its work were Shynar Kanafyeva, Gulmira Sadirova, Aygul Imangazina, Gulzhikhan Kobdenova, Gulnar Abdikhalykova (now). They always took their duties seriously on replenishment of the fund and its systematization.

Research associate of the Institute of Linguistics named after A. Baitursynov, Candidate of Philology B. Kobdenova