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Language Contact - Language Conflict


Eran Fraenkel and Christina Kramer

The articles in this collection explore the relationship between minorities, minority languages, and state language policies. Five articles focus on southern Balkan languages (Macedonian, Albanian, Romany, Greek, Turkish) and the sixth on Kurdish as a transition between the Balkans and the Near East. Although grounded in different disciplines (History, Linguistics, Anthropology, Communications Studies), the authors bring a common ethnographic rather than a formal, structural perspective to their materials. Specialists and non-specialists alike interested in the Balkans, sociolinguistics, or issues of culture contact will find these articles timely and compelling.