Title: Language and Identity in the Balkans
Subtitle: Serbo-Croatian and its Disintegration
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Robert D. Greenberg
Paperback: ISBN: 0199208751 9780199208753 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 35.00
Against a backdrop of the ethnic strife in the Balkans and the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, Robert Greenberg describes how the languages of Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro came into being and shows how their genesis reflects ethnic, religious, and political identity. His first-hand observations before and after Communism offer insights into the nature of language change and the relation between language and identity.