book notice: Language and Identity in the Balkans: Greenberg

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Oct 21 14:46:15 UTC 2008

Language and Identity in the Balkans: Greenberg

 Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and its Disintegration
Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author: Robert D. Greenberg


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.

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