Dialects, Migrations, and Ethnic Rivalries: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina

  title={Dialects, Migrations, and Ethnic Rivalries: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina},
  author={Robert D. Greenberg},
  journal={Journal of Slavic Linguistics},
  pages={193 - 216}
  • R. Greenberg
  • Published 16 January 2010
  • Linguistics, Sociology
  • Journal of Slavic Linguistics
This article investigates the interface between dialect, ethnic identity, and political developments in the rural communities of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the cultural and linguistic differences among Croats, Serbs, and Muslims have been most pronounced. On the basis of a fresh reanalysis of linguistic data which have previously been cited in the literature to aggrandize the differences, it is argued that the claims of Bosnia’s Serb, Croat, and Bosniak communities for separate identities based… 
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