Komentar diskusije o nazivu jezika (Commentary on the Discussion of Language Name)

Republika (ISSN 0350-1337) 58 (2002), 3-4; 237-253

17 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2019

Date Written: April 5, 2002

Abstract

Serbo-Croatian Abstract: U ovome članku pruža se kritička analiza tekstova koje su objavili Leopold Auburger i Vinko Grubišić. Govori se o policentričnom jeziku, daje se njegova definicija i navodi se kao primjer njemački jezik sa svojim nacionalnim varijantama. Pokazuje se da su varijante standardne i da ih nije moguće poistovjetiti s pojmom "dijalekt". Upućivanjem na izmjenu ustava u Bosni i Hercegovini ilustrira se kako političke odluke i zakonske odredbe ne mogu imati odlučujuću ulogu za lingvistiku. Tematizira se uzajamna razumljivost kao lingvistički kriterij, govori se o nazivu jezika, o neznanstvenosti inzistiranja na jezičnoj čistoći, i o kontroverznosti tvrdnje o jezičnom unitarizmu. Govori se i o neznanstvenom pristupu povijesti kada se današnje nacionalne oznake prenose u davna stoljeća kao da su već onda postojale današnje nacije.

English Abstract: This article provides a critical analysis of texts by Leopold Auburger and Vinko Grubišić. It talks about a polycentric language and its definition, giving as example German with its national variants. It is shown that the variants are standard and cannot be identified with the term "dialect". Referring to an amendment to the Constitution of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the article illustrates that political decisions and legal provisions cannot play a decisive role in linguistics. Mutual intelligibility as a linguistic criterion is discussed, as well as the name of the language. The article argues that the insistence on linguistic purity is unscientific, and the claim of linguistic unitarism is controversial. In addition, the article sheds light on an unscientific approach to history, when today's national designations are transmitted in ancient centuries as if there were nations of today.

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Keywords: Sociolinguistics, language policy, standard language, polycentric language, national varieties, official language, mutual intelligibility, language name, purism, linguistic unitarism, history, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bosniakian, Montenegrin, Serbo-Croatian, Leopold Auburger, Vinko Grubišić

Suggested Citation

Kordić, Snježana, Komentar diskusije o nazivu jezika (Commentary on the Discussion of Language Name) (April 5, 2002). Republika (ISSN 0350-1337) 58 (2002), 3-4; 237-253. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3433079

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