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Balkan Slavic Dialectology and Balkan Linguistics : Periphery as Center

@inproceedings{Friedman2008BalkanSD,
  title={Balkan Slavic Dialectology and Balkan Linguistics : Periphery as Center},
  author={Victor A. Friedman},
  year={2008}
}
Much of the effort in Balkan linguistics has been dedicated to discovering the unity in Balkan diversity. The former Serbo-Croatian (henceforth BCS) has generally been seen as marginal to the Balkan linguistic enterprise, while Bulgarian and Macedonian have been viewed as central to it, and indeed served as the classic example of the distinction between membership in a language family and in a linguistic league (Slavic and Balkan, respectively). Today, the southeastern dialects of BCS are… 

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