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Language and identity in the Balkans : Serbo-Croatian and its disintegration

Author: Robert D Greenberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991 Serbo-Croatian disintegrated. Using his first-hand observations before and after communism 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. - ;Language rifts in the Balkans are endemic and have long been both a symptom of ethnic animosity  Read more...
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Greenberg, Robert D. (Robert David).
Language and identity in the Balkans.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004301959
(OCoLC)53156200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Greenberg
ISBN: 9781429469371 1429469374 9780191514555 0191514551 1280837543 9781280837548 9780199258154 0199258155 9786610837540 6610837546
OCLC Number: 132691951
Description: 1 online resource (x, 188 pages) : maps
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Serbo-Croatian: United or not we fall; 3 Serbian: Isn't my language your language?; 4 Montenegrin: A mountain out of a mole hill?; 5 Croatian: We are separate but equal twins; 6 Bosnian: A three-humped camel?; 7 Conclusion; Appendix A: Text of the 1850 Literary Agreement; Appendix B: Text of the 1954 Novi Sad Agreement; Works cited; Index.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Other Titles: Serbo-Croatian and its disintegration
Responsibility: Robert D. Greenberg.

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After Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991 Serbo-Croatian disintegrated. Using his first-hand observations before and after communism 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. - ;Language rifts in the Balkans are endemic and have long been both a symptom of ethnic animosity and a cause for inflaming it. But the break-up of the Serbo-Croatian language into four languages on the path towards mutual unintelligibility within a decade is, by any previous stan.

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