Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration by Robert D. Greenberg
English | 25 Mar. 2004 | ISBN: 0199258155 | 200 Pages | PDF | 11 MB
Language rifts in the Balkans are endemic and have long been both a symptom of ethnic animosity and a cause for inflaming it. But the break-up of the Serbo-Croatian language into four languages on the path towards mutual unintelligibility within a decade is, by any previous standard of linguistic behaviour, extraordinary.