Alphabet conflict in the Balkans: Albanian and the Congress of Monastir

@inproceedings{Trix1997AlphabetCI,
  title={Alphabet conflict in the Balkans: Albanian and the Congress of Monastir},
  author={Frances Trix},
  year={1997}
}
In the first decade of the twentieth Century, Albanian was written in three different scripts: Arabic, Greek, and Roman, and in multiple orthographies. In 1908 fifty Albanian delegates gathered in the central Balkan city of Monastir to agree upon a script and an orthography for their language. In this sociolinguistic study of language factions in a focused setting, lanalyze the issues, process, anddivisions that arose, despite intense politicalpressure to come to agreement. Historians… Expand

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