O naciji, povijesti i jeziku (About Nation, History, and Language)

Književna republika (ISSN 1334-1057) 6 (2008), 1-2; 186-208

23 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2019

Date Written: February 1, 2008

Abstract

Serbo-Croatian Abstract: Analizirajući kritički dva teksta koja je objavio August Kovačec, rasvjetljava se u ovome članku uloga historiografije i povjesničara kod nedovoljne proširenosti spoznaja o formiranju naroda i nacija. Navode se razlozi zašto u društvu dominiraju mitovi kod teme "nacija". Nadalje, govori se o nacionalizmu, o nepodudaranju kulture s nacijom i o prepravljanju povijesti. Na planu jezika opisuju se razlike između varijanata engleskog jezika i povlače paralele s drugim policentričnim jezicima. U taj kontekst smješta se i jezična situacija u Hrvatskoj, Srbiji, Crnoj Gori i Bosni i Hercegovini. Pokazuje se da zasebno normiranje tj. nacionalno različita kodifikacija postoji i unutar engleskog jezika, i unutar njemačkog jezika itd., odnosno da je ona čak uključena u definiciju policentričnog jezika, i to već od začetaka teorije policentričnosti. U članku se, pored toga, govori još o nazivu jezika i o međusobnoj razumljivosti kao (socio)lingvističkom kriteriju.

English Abstract: Critically analyzing two texts by August Kovačec, this article sheds light on the role of historiography and historians in the lack of knowledge about the formation of peoples and nations. Reasons why society is dominated by myths about nations are cited. Furthermore, the article discusses nationalism, culture, and remaking history. It also describes the differences between English language variants, draws parallels with other polycentric languages, and places the linguistic situation in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina in this context. It is shown that a separate standardization, i.e. nationally different codification, exists both within English and German, and it has even been included in the definition of polycentric language from the very beginnings of the theory of polycentricity. The article also discusses the name of the language and mutual understanding as a (socio)linguistic criterion.

Keywords: sociolinguistics, history, historiography, standard language, folk, nation, nation-building, myths, nationalism, culture, Croats, Serbs, polycentric language, language varieties, mutual intelligibility, dialect, Dano-Norwegian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, German, English, Spanish, August Kovačec

Suggested Citation

Kordić, Snježana, O naciji, povijesti i jeziku (About Nation, History, and Language) (February 1, 2008). Književna republika (ISSN 1334-1057) 6 (2008), 1-2; 186-208. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432931

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