Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and Its Disintegration / Edition 1

Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and Its Disintegration / Edition 1

by Robert D. Greenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199258155

ISBN-13: 9780199258154

Pub. Date: 06/03/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Against a backdrop of the ethnic strife in the Balkans and the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, Robert Greenberg describes how the languages of Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro came into being and shows how their genesis reflects ethnic, religious, and political identity. His first-hand observations before and after Communism offer insights into the

Overview

Against a backdrop of the ethnic strife in the Balkans and the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, Robert Greenberg describes how the languages of Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro came into being and shows how their genesis reflects ethnic, religious, and political identity. His first-hand observations before and after Communism offer insights into the nature of language change and the relation between language and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199258154
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Serbo-Croat: United or Not We Fall
3. Serbian: Isn't My Language Your Language?
4. Montenegrin: I Have Rights Too!
5. Croatian: We are Separate but Equal Twins
6. Bosnian: A Three-Humped Camel?
7. Conclusion

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