The History and Dynamics of Ethnolinguistic Nationalism in Central Europe During the 19th and 20th

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


A special attention is paid to the politically motivated creation of languages (Serbocroatoslovenian/Yugoslav/Serbo-Croatian, Czechoslovak) and splitting of languages (from Serbo-Croatian to Bosnian, Bunjevcan, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian). I would also dwell on the question of recognizing and naming languages. (For instance, on the Moldovan/Romanian official language in Moldova, and on Bulgaria's recognition of Macedonia, alongside Sofia's insistence that there is no Macedonian language or nation.)

Public talk for the staff of the Center for Albanian Studies (Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike), Tirana, Albania.
Period23 Nov 2015
Held atQendra e Studimeve Albanologjike, Albania


  • Central Europe
  • Ethnolinguistic nationalism
  • Language politics
  • Albanian language standardization