Jezik i nacionalizam (Language and Nationalism)

Zagreb: Durieux (Rotulus Universitas), ISBN 978-953-188-311-5, 2010

431 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2019

Date Written: June 15, 2010

Abstract

Serbo-Croatian Abstract: Ovo je u domaćoj sredini prva knjiga koja na osnovi uvida u obimnu inozemnu literaturu rasvjetljava odnos između jezika i nacije. Čitatelju se u njoj nude spoznaje o tome kako se prave nacije, kako se instrumentalizira jezik za nacionalističke ciljeve, kako se falsificira prošlost i izgrađuju mitovi koji podupiru ideološki poželjnu sliku stvarnosti. U knjizi se identitet razotkriva kao konstrukcija, a kultura kao nepodudarna s nacijom. Pokazuje se da jezik kojim govorimo ima šire granice nego što mu uobičajeno ucrtavaju, a predočava se i prava priroda jezičnog purizma. S obzirom na ovdašnja proširena shvaćanja, mnogima bi se sadržaj knjige mogao učiniti revolucionarnim. Ali on to nije, nego se prije radi o izoliranosti domaće sredine od dosega znanosti u svijetu. Cilj ove knjige i jest da se ta izoliranost prevlada i da se nadoknade postojeći deficiti u znanju.

English Abstract: In this book, the author argues that the language spoken in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro is a pluricentric language with four variants. These variants do differ slightly, as is the case with other pluricentric languages (English, Spanish, German and Portuguese, among others), but not to a degree which would justify considering them as different languages. The book is also a critique of linguistic nationalism and of its main features: the celebration of purism, the obsession with etymologies, the equation of nation with language, and the falsification of history. The study is supplied with indexes (pp. 409–428) and an extensive bibliography (pp. 381–407).

Note: Downloadable document is in Serbo-Croatian.

Keywords: sociolinguistics, language policy, standard language, purism, prescriptivism, nationalism, history, language varieties, polycentric language, standardization, Yugoslavia, ethnic conflict, identity, culture, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Serbo-Croatian, pluricentric language, myths, nation

Suggested Citation

Kordić, Snježana, Jezik i nacionalizam (Language and Nationalism) (June 15, 2010). Zagreb: Durieux (Rotulus Universitas), ISBN 978-953-188-311-5, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3467646 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3467646

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