The idea of a Kosovan language in Yugoslavia’s language politics

  title={The idea of a Kosovan language in Yugoslavia’s language politics},
  author={Tomasz Kamusella},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  pages={217 - 237}
  • T. Kamusella
  • Published 1 November 2016
  • Sociology, Linguistics
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Abstract Not only are nations invented (imagined) into and out of existence, but languages and states are as well. Decisions on how to construct, change or obliterate a language are essentially arbitrary, and as such dictated by political considerations. The entailed language of politics (often accompanied by the closely related politics of script) is of more immediate significance in Central Europe than elsewhere in the world, because in this region language is the sole and fundamental basis… 

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