Proceedings from the 31st International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society
Edited By Marija Brala Vukanović and Anita Memišević
The effects of language are numerous. Some are known and have been described, other effects are intuitive and are still waiting to be understood, explained and predicted, while – possibly – there might be more effects that we are still unaware of. The book brings together 16 contributions organized into two main sections: The first one relates to the issue of the effects of language in the FL classroom. The second one can, broadly speaking, be subsumed under the heading of sociolinguistics, given that it brings together a number of papers exploring the effects of language on society and/or on the individual. The answers to the questions have been provided by linguists – theoreticians and practitioners - from multiple perspectives. Thus, the conclusions and invitations for further research put forth in the papers collected in this book, should be of use to anyone with an interest in the effects of language, from cognitive scientists to FL teachers.
In search of a new linguistic identity: A sociolinguistic analysis of the private correspondence of supporters of the Illyrian Movement (Snježana Husinec)
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In search of a new linguistic identity: A sociolinguistic analysis of the private correspondence of supporters of the Illyrian Movement
Abstract: In the 1830s and 1840s, northwest Croatia was a multilingual area in which, along with Latin, German and Hungarian as socially prestigious languages, two organic idioms of Croatian ethnic communities, Kajkavian and Shtokavian, were used. When the “Croatian National Revival”, under the name of the Illyrian movement, became very intensive (Stančić 1985 and 2008), nationally aware Croatian intellectuals decided to revive the Croatian nation by means of national literature and language (Vince 2002: 220). The Shtokavian dialect was selected to form the basis of the new Croatian standard.
The aim of this research is to reconstruct the language practice of Ivan Krizmanić, a widely appreciated intellectual, writer, and priest, and his family members, all strong supporters of the Illyrian movement, in their private communication with family and friends, in order to discover how the new social and linguistic interaction influenced the multilingualism and language identities of a broader circle of supporters of the Illyrian movement. The research also provides additional understanding of the macro-level sociolinguistic changes in Croatia in the first half of the 19th century, especially the acquisition of Shtokavian. The starting point is the research hypothesis – the socio-political and linguistic circumstances as well as the enthusiasm for “national revival” changed the linguistic identity of...
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