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Author Kamusella, Tomasz, author

Title Words in space and time : a historical atlas of language politics in modern Central Europe / Tomasz Kamusella
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2021

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Contents Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, 9th century -- 2. Central Europe's Writing Systems in the 9th century -- 3. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1050 -- 4. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1050 -- 5. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1570 -- 6. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1570 -- 7. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1721 -- 8. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1721 -- 9. Europa Media anno 1721 -- 10. Official Languages in Central Europe, 1721 -- 11. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe Before the Balkan Wars -- 12. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 1910 -- 13. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1910l -- 14. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1910 -- 15. Central Europe in 1910 as Seen Through the Lens of Ottoman Turkish -- 16. tsentral-eyrope in 1910: Yiddish Geography -- 17. Centra Europo en 1910: Geographic and Place Names in Esperanto -- 18. Short-lived Polities in Central Europe, 1908-1924 -- 19. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the Balkan Wars, World War I and in Their Aftermath -- 20. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, late 1918 -- 21. Non-State Minority, Regional and Unrecognized Languages, and Written Dialects in Central Europe, 19th-21st Centuries -- 22. Linguistic Areas (Sprachbunde) in Central Europe, c 1930 -- 23. Linguistic Areas (Sprachbunde) in Central Europe: An Alternative Classification, c 1930 - 24. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 1930 -- 25. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1931 -- 26. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the 1930s -- 27. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During World War II, 1939-1940 -- 28. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During World War II, 1941-1944 -- 29. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe After World War II 1945-1950 -- 30. Ethnic Cleansing in Central Europe During the Cold War, 1951-89 -- 31. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 1974-1989s -- 32. Europa centrala in anul 1980 -- 33. Dialect Continua in Central Europe, c 2009 -- 34. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 2009 -- 35. Central Europe's Writing Systems in 2009 and the Past -- 36. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, 2009 -- 37. Management of Difference: Borders and Multiethnic Regions in Contemporary Central Europe -- 38. Management of Difference: Multiethnic Regions in Contemporary Central Europe -- 39. Central Europe's Universities with Other Media of Instruction than the State or National Language, 2009 -- 40. Roma Settlements in Central Europe, 2009 -- 41. Mitelojropa w 2009: The Silesian Language and Central Europe -- 42. Isomorphism of Language, Nation, and State in Central Europe, and in East and Southeast Asia, 2009 -- Glossary -- Bibliography
Summary "With forty-two extensively annotated maps, this atlas offers novel insights into the history and mechanics of how Central Europe's languages have been made, unmade, and deployed for political action. The innovative combination of linguistics, history, and cartography makes a wealth of hard-to-reach knowledge readily available to both specialist and general readers. It combines information on languages, dialects, alphabets, religions, mass violence, or migrations over an extended period of time. The story first focuses on Central Europe's dialect continua, the emergence of states, and the spread of writing technology from the tenth century onward. Most maps concentrate on the last two centuries. The main storyline opens with the emergence of the Western European concept of the nation, in accord with which the ethnolinguistic nation-states of Italy and Germany were founded. In the Central European view, a "proper" nation is none other than the speech community of a single language. The Atlas aspires to help users make the intellectual leap of perceiving languages as products of human history and part of culture. Like states, nations, universities, towns, associations, art, beauty, religions, injustice, or atheism-languages are artefacts invented and shaped by individuals and their groups"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Language policy -- Europe, Central
Europe, Central -- History
Social Science / Anthropology.
History / Modern.
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics.
Language and languages.
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Language policy.
HISTORY / Modern / General
Europe, Central -- Languages -- Political aspects
Europe, Central -- Languages -- Maps
Europe, Central -- Languages -- History
Central Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Maps.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021047636
ISBN 9633864186
9789633864180