SLAV 470 A: Special Topics In Slavic Linguistics

What's in a Language Name? The Case of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian

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Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
DEN 212
Joint Sections: 
ENGL 478 A, SLAV 570 A, , ,
Bojan Belić

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This course examines various phenomena related to the Serbo-Croatian language, on the one hand, and, on the other, to the Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian languages. Concepts such as language death and language birth are explored. The relationship between dialect and language is analyzed. Notions of language politics, language standardization, and language codification in general and specifically in the Balkans are considered. Structures of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian are briefly addressed for purposes of making linguistic comparisons. No prior knowledge of the language(s) is necessary since most readings are general and students may work on any language(s) of their choice.

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Special topics in Slavic linguistics. Course offerings based on instructor's specialty and student demand. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
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Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:36pm