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Minority Languages (Slavic)
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This article 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 minor…

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Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz and Motoki Nomachi, “Minority Languages (Slavic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035816>
First published online: 2020

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