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Yugoslavia, Slavic Languages in
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Throughout Yugoslavia’s seven decades as a state, issues of language were always sensitive and frequently at the forefront. Some of this is due to the unique language situation within the country as a whole, and some of it is due to the fact that the politics of interethnic tensions could not always be addressed directly, but rather tended to be encoded as issues of language. In terms of language planning, the overriding question was the extent to which the language spoken by Serbs and Croats (…

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Alexander, Ronelle, “Yugoslavia, Slavic Languages in”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032499>
First published online: 2020

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