• All Products
      • Paperback
      • Hardcover
      • eBook
      • Audiobook

    Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration

    By: Robert D. Greenberg

    QTY
    -+
    $39.99
     
     
    ISBN
    9780191514555
    Date Released
    Binding
    eBook
     
     

    Instant Download

    Description
    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, heevokes 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 andidentity. It also provides a uniquely vivid perspective on nationalism and identity politics in the former Yugoslavia.

    You might also like



    Accepted Payments
    QBD Proudly Supports

    Need help? Call us on (07) 3291 7444