Language Politics in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: The Crisis over the Future of Serbian

@article{Greenberg2008LanguagePI,
  title={Language Politics in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: The Crisis over the Future of Serbian},
  author={Robert D. Greenberg},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={59},
  pages={625 - 640}
}
The status of the Serbian standard language in the years since the breakup of Yugoslavia has been controversial. Serbian linguists were ill prepared for the demise of the unified Serbo-Croatian language in 1991 and found themselves scrambling to create a new linguistic order. While die Croatian linguists in socialist Yugoslavia had long advocated a separate literary language called Croatian, rather than Croato-Serbian, the Serbs had continued to insist on the joint language and readily accepted… 

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