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Language and Nationalism in Yugoslavia.
Magner, Thomas F.
Canadian Slavic Studies, v1 n3 p333-47 Fall 1967
Yugoslavia, a country with a population of about 20,000,000, has as official languages Macedonian, Slovenian, and Serbo-Croatian. The latter is the cause of much controversy, for while Croatian and Serbian indisputably have a common linguistic base, the political and economic tensions between the two "nationalities" augment disagreement on the different usage of the two dialects and prevent the establishment of a single "standard" for the entire republic. The author concludes that "scholarly work in Serbo-Croation/Serbian/Croatian linguistics has come to a virtual standstill" and that future contributions will come "from outside the country." (MK)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Influences, Cyrillic Alphabet, Dialect Studies, Diglossia, Geographic Regions, Language Role, Language Standardization, Multilingualism, Mutual Intelligibility, Nonstandard Dialects, Official Languages, Regional Dialects, Serbocroatian, Slavic Languages, Slovenian, Sociolinguistics
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