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Language and Ethnonationalism in Contemporary West Central Balkans

A Corpus-based Approach

Authors: Ajšić, Adnan

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  • Uses a large corpus of public language-related discourse, incorporating 34 million words from 53 thousand newspaper articles
  •  Addresses a topical area of research in applied linguistics and discourse analysis
  •  Demonstrates a novel, three-step approach to the identification of language ideologies
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This book uses a specialized corpus of public language-related discourse to investigate links between language ideologies and ethnonationalism in contemporary West Central Balkans.  Despite a century and a half of shared linguistic history, the nations making up the central part of former Yugoslavia continue to debate the ownership over the common language, creating much animosity, some legal issues, and often absurd circumstances.  At the heart of the ongoing language debate over Central South Slavic is the belief in language as the cornerstone of ethnonational identity and the legitimacy of ethnic groups’ claims to sovereignty.  Given a history of conflict and the recent resurgence in extreme ethnonationalism, an understanding of ethnolinguistic contestation in the region is as important as ever. This book will be of interest to social scientists working in fields as diverse as (applied) linguistics, anthropology, media studies, political science, sociology and history, as well as other scholars with an interest in language and society.


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Adnan Ajšić is Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His writing has appeared in Applied Linguistics, Corpora, Journal of Language and Politics, Language Policy, and Times Higher Education as well as volumes published by Routledge, Wiley-Blackwell, and Multilingual Matters. He has served as an interpreter/translator for the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Ethnonationalism in Contemporary West Central Balkans
Book Subtitle
A Corpus-based Approach
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72177-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72177-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72176-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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