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Minority Languages (Slavic)
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This enty offers a synchronic overview of those Slavic languages that can be treated as minority languages in various geopolitical contexts. First, the difficulty of defining a minority language is discussed from a general sociolinguistic point of view. In the subsequent part, Slavic languages are discussed from the point of view of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), including the situation surrounding the former Serbo-Croatian language. Slavic languages as minority…

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Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz and Motoki Nomachi, “Minority Languages (Slavic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035816>
First published online: 2020



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