Magyarization, language planning, and Whorf: The word uhor as a case study in Linguistic Relativism

  title={Magyarization, language planning, and Whorf: The word uhor as a case study in Linguistic Relativism},
  author={Alexander Maxwell},
Abstract This paper examines nineteenth-century ethnonyms for Hungarian in the Hungarian German and Slovak languages in light of the Whorfian hypothesis. Nineteenth-century Hungary witnessed nationalist tensions between Slovaks and Hungarians. These tensions partially took the form of a dispute over the non-coincident meaning of the national ethnonyms for Hungarian: the Hungarian word Magyar conflates ethnic Hungarians with citizens of Hungary, while Slovak distinguishes the Hungarian-speaking… 
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