Language and Identity in the Balkans

Robert Greenberg describes how it happened.

Author: Robert D. Greenberg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191514555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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 standard of linguistic behaviour, extraordinary. Robert Greenberg describes how it happened. Basing his account on first-hand observations in the region before and since the communist demise, he evokes the drama and emotional discord as different factions sought to exploit, prevent, exacerbate, accelerate or just make sense of the chaotic and unpredictable language situation. His fascinating account offers insights into the nature of language change and the relation between language and identity. It also provides a uniquely vivid perspective on nationalism and identity politics in the former Yugoslavia.
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The Romance Speaking Balkans

This volume investigates the complex relationship between language and identity of the peoples speaking Romance languages in the Balkans, offering a thorough sociolinguistic and anthropological account on this crossroads region.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004456174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume investigates the complex relationship between language and identity of the peoples speaking Romance languages in the Balkans, offering a thorough sociolinguistic and anthropological account on this crossroads region.
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Developing Cultural Identity in the Balkans

This book contains a selection of papers presented at the international conference «Developing Cultural Identity in the Balkans: Convergence vs.

Author: Pieter Plas

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052012970

Category: History

Page: 239

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The fundamental contrast between convergent and divergent tendencies in the development of Balkan cultural identity can be seen as an important determinative both in the contradictory self-images of people in the Balkans and in the often biased perceptions of Balkan societies held by external observers, past and present. In bringing together case studies from such heterogeneous lines of research as linguistics, anthropology, political, literary and cultural history, each presenting insightful analyses of micro- as well as macro-level aspects of identity construction in the Balkans, this collection of essays provides a forum for the elucidation and critical evaluation of an intriguing paradox which continues to characterize the cultural situation in the Balkans and which, moreover, is of undeniable relevance for our understanding of recent political developments. As such, it also provides a window into the actual state of scholarly interest in the rich interdisciplinary field of Balkan studies. This book contains a selection of papers presented at the international conference «Developing Cultural Identity in the Balkans: Convergence vs. Divergence», organized by the Center for Southeast European Studies at Ghent University on 12 and 13 December 2003 in Ghent.
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Hidden Minorities

This book asks why several ethnic and linguistic groups in Central Europe and the Balkans have not yet been legally recognized as national minorities.

Author: Christian Promitzer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643500960

Category: History

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This book asks why several ethnic and linguistic groups in Central Europe and the Balkans have not yet been legally recognized as national minorities. Some of these hidden minorities have not developed an intellectual elite that can visibly present their identity and claims to the majority population. Other groups are deliberately concealing their existence and language for reasons of self-protection. The chapters in this volume address the everyday mechanisms of hiding and being hidden in the transition zone of these two European regions.
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Zeitschrift f r Balkanologie

Es schließen sich drei Diskutantenbeiträge an , zunächst von Tatiana
ZHURZHENKO „ Language , Ethnicity and Boundaries in Ukraine : A Response
... Br. CHRISTIAN Voss ROBERT D. GREENBERG : Language and Identity in the
Balkans .

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ISBN: IND:30000115678785

Category: Balkan Peninsula

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The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages Identities and Borders

See the Balkan Insight from 8 September 2011. 19. The websites visited include
... Balkan Insight Reporting Network. Available at ... Language and Identity in the
Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and its Disintegration (second edition). Oxford: Oxford ...

Author: Tomasz Kamusella

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137348395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. It offers perspectives from a number of disciplines such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy. Languages are artefacts of culture, meaning they are created by people. They are often used for identity building and maintenance, but in Central and Eastern Europe they became the basis of nation building and national statehood maintenance. The recent split of the Serbo-Croatian language in the wake of the break-up of Yugoslavia amply illustrates the highly politicized role of languages in this region, which is also home to most of the world’s Slavic-speakers. This volume presents and analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. The overview concludes with a reflection on the recent rise of Slavophone speech communities in Western Europe and Israel. The book brings together renowned international scholars who offer a variety of perspectives from a number of disciplines and sub-fields such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy, making this book of great interest to historians, sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists interested in Central and Eastern Europe and Slavic Studies.
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Theatre in the Context of the Yugoslav Wars

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 9. Cathie Carmichael, “'A People Exists and That
People Has Its Language': Language and Nationalism in the Balkans,” 236.
Ranko Bugarski, “Language, Identity and Borders in the Former SerboCroatian
Area,” 231.

Author: Jana Dolečki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319988931

Category: Performing Arts

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This book assembles texts by renowned academics and theatre artists who were professionally active during the wars in former Yugoslavia. It examines examples of how various forms of theatre and performance reacted to the conflicts in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Kosovo while they were ongoing. It explores state-funded National Theatre activities between escapism and denial, the theatre aesthetics of protest and resistance, and symptomatic shifts and transformations in the production of theatre under wartime circumstances, both in theory and in practice. In addition, it looks beyond the period of conflict itself, examining the aftermath of war in contemporary theatre and performance, such as by considering Ivan Vidić’s war trauma plays, the art campaigns of the international feminist organization Women in Black, and Peter Handke’s play Voyage by Dugout. The introduction explores correlations between the contributions and initiates a reflection on the further development of the research field. Overall, the volume provides new perspectives and previously unpublished research in the fields of theory and historiography of theatre, as well as Southeast European Studies.
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Bosnisch Kroatisch Serbisch

Language - Variety / Standard Variety – Dialect . In : U . Ammon u . a . ( Hg . ) :
Sociolinguistics . An International Handbook of the Science of Language and
Society . ... Rezension : Robert D . Greenberg , Language and Identity in the
Balkans .

Author: Biljana Golubović

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ISBN: UOM:39015082654305

Category: Bosnian language

Page: 216

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Conflict Areas in the Balkans

IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM: FROM MULTI-ETHNIC EMPIRE LEGACY TO
NATION-STATE BALKANS Ethnic groups in the ... In the Serbian case, during the
nineteenth century language became the basis of nationalism following the path
of ...

Author: Pınar Yürür

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498599207

Category: Political Science

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The situation in the Balkans, such as the solution to the status of Kosovo, is currently the largest international political problem in Europe, with the potential to burst into a world crisis regarding the Eastern - Western relations. On the other hand, a successful solution to the problem in the Balkans could serve as a model for solving the Muslim - Christian tensions elsewhere in the world. It is the intention of this book to contribute proposals for solutions to the problems of Balkans. The starting principle for the solutions to be effective is that they should come in a natural way from the people below and should not be enforced by the political elites from above. Based on self-determination of nations as a starting principle, they should encourage intra-regional cooperation among the regional entities (economic, cultural, sport, as a basis for political, social understanding and cooperation); secondly, accelerate their economic, political and social development and thirdly, as a final step enable the inclusion of the Balkan countries into the European Union.
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Dve domovini

One Grammar , Three Lexicons : Ideological Overtones and Underpinings in the
Balkan Sprachbund . ... Language and Identity in the Balkans . Serbo - Croatian
and Its Disintegration . Oxford - New York : Oxford University Press . Hammond ...

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ISBN: IND:30000123175063

Category: Slovenes

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

LLr02242 Greenberg , Robert D . 2004 Bunčić , Daniel ( Rev ) 2005 - 2006
Language and Identity in the Balkans . Serbo - Croatian and Its Disintegration ,
Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie , 20052006 , 64 , 1 , 229 - 235 . ENG / GER
LLr02250 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079657394

Category: Language and languages

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History in Exile

This text asks what happens to historical memory and cultural identity when state borders undergo radical transformation.

Author: Pamela Ballinger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691086974

Category: Social Science

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This text asks what happens to historical memory and cultural identity when state borders undergo radical transformation. Concentrating on Trieste and the Istrian Peninsula it explores displacement from both the viewpoints of the exiles and those who stayed behind.
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Entangled Histories of the Balkans

The authors in this volume seek to treat the modern history of the Balkans from a transnational and relational perspective in terms of shared and connected, as well as entangled, histories, transfers and crossings.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004250765

Category: History

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The authors in this volume seek to treat the modern history of the Balkans from a transnational and relational perspective in terms of shared and connected, as well as entangled, histories, transfers and crossings.
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Papers in Slavic Baltic and Balkan Studies

Papers in Slavic , Baltic and Balkan Studies , edited by Juhani Nuorluoto , Martti
Leiwo and Jussi Halla - aho . ( Slavica Helsingiensia 21 , Helsinki 2001 ) Victor A
. Friedman THE VLAH MINORITY IN MACEDONIA : LANGUAGE , IDENTITY ...

Author: Juhani Nuorluoto

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112891515

Category: Balkan Peninsula

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When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans

At the same time, this book can be read as a critique of twentieth-century historiography-and this makes Fine's contribution even more valuable. This book is an original, much-needed contribution to the field of Balkan studies.

Author: John V. A. (Jr.) Fine

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472025600

Category: History

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"This is history as it should be written. In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, a logical advancement on his earlier studies, Fine has successfully tackled a fascinating historical question, one having broad political implications for our own times. Fine's approach is to demonstrate how ideas of identity and self-identity were invented and evolved in medieval and early-modern times. At the same time, this book can be read as a critique of twentieth-century historiography-and this makes Fine's contribution even more valuable. This book is an original, much-needed contribution to the field of Balkan studies." -Steve Rapp, Associate Professor of Caucasian, Byzantine, and Eurasian History, and Director, Program in World History and Cultures Department of History, Georgia State University Atlanta When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans is a study of the people who lived in what is now Croatia during the Middle Ages (roughly 600-1500) and the early-modern period (1500-1800), and how they identified themselves and were identified by others. John V. A. Fine, Jr., advances the discussion of identity by asking such questions as: Did most, some, or any of the population of that territory see itself as Croatian? If some did not, to what other communities did they consider themselves to belong? Were the labels attached to a given person or population fixed or could they change? And were some people members of several different communities at a given moment? And if there were competing identities, which identities held sway in which particular regions? In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, Fine investigates the identity labels (and their meaning) employed by and about the medieval and early-modern population of the lands that make up present-day Croatia. Religion, local residence, and narrow family or broader clan all played important parts in past and present identities. Fine, however, concentrates chiefly on broader secular names that reflect attachment to a city, region, tribe or clan, a labeled people, or state. The result is a magisterial analysis showing us the complexity of pre-national identity in Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia. There can be no question that the medieval and early-modern periods were pre-national times, but Fine has taken a further step by demonstrating that the medieval and early-modern eras in this region were also pre-ethnic so far as local identities are concerned. The back-projection of twentieth-century forms of identity into the pre-modern past by patriotic and nationalist historians has been brought to light. Though this back-projection is not always misleading, it can be; Fine is fully cognizant of the danger and has risen to the occasion to combat it while frequently remarking in the text that his findings for the Balkans have parallels elsewhere. John V. A. Fine, Jr. is Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
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Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational Identities in the Process of European Integration

This collection was inspired by the international conference "Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational Identities in the Process of European Integration", organized by the Balkan Ethnology Department of the Ethnographic Institute and ...

Author: Elena Marushiakova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527565616

Category: Political Science

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This collection was inspired by the international conference "Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational Identities in the Process of European Integration", organized by the Balkan Ethnology Department of the Ethnographic Institute and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and realized as project of the European Commission Jean Monnet Action Program for the support of Study and Research Centers. The book opens a debate on the changing notions of identity in the region of Central and Eastern Europe on the base of analysis of social developments influenced by EU accession and EU integration process. The most important aspect is the analysis of processes of breaking up the borders of national identity and transition towards new forms of transnational identities and emerging of consciosness of All-European unity. The book has a dual focus: on general topics related to the study of national and transnational identities and on the process of European integration. It brings together the work of researchers not only from different parts of Europe (from France to Russia) but from USA and Asia too. This book is a starting point for East-West discussion and brings new knowledge that will be an invaluable contribution to the common European research area.
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Balkanistica

It would appear that the role of language in ethnic identity in Balkan history has
been somewhat overstressed . Until relatively recently , religion was the major
indicator of ethnic identity in the Balkans , and language was very much a ...

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ISBN: IND:30000124014790

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Balkan Identities

Four main themes are concentrated on in this text, the construction of historical memories; the sites of national memory; the transmission of national memory; and the mobilisation of national identities.

Author: Marii͡a Nikolaeva Todorova

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850657157

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 374

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Four main themes are concentrated on in this text, the construction of historical memories; the sites of national memory; the transmission of national memory; and the mobilisation of national identities.
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