A (Non)Existing Language – Serbo-Croatian after WWII



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Balkanistic Forum
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=926925
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.37708/bf.swu.v30i1.15
Keywords Serbo-Croatian Language; Standardization of Serbian and Croatian; Standardization of Bosnian and Montenegrin
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Description After the Second World War, Serbo-Croatian was formally declared on the basis of the so-called Novi Sad Agreement (1954). Its demise is connected to the demise of the Yugoslav Federation (1992). The sociological, historical, political and ideological reasons of the rejection of this glottonym (and with it the rejection of the common language) were clearly the decisive factor, but they were not always the same. The Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks and Montenegrins had specific reasons for this. These reasons can be revealed, inter alia, by analyzing a number of declarative, proclaiming, explanatory, defending, shorter or longer texts on the language generated by all the above-mentioned national communities which used Serbo-Croatian as their first (mother) tongue after 1990. The most recent Declaration on the Common Language (2017) is unique in this sense.

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