Serbian and Croatian Standard Languages (relationships and connections) Cover Image

Srbský a chorvátsky spisovný jazyk (vzťahy a súvislosti)
Serbian and Croatian Standard Languages (relationships and connections)

Author(s): Emil Horák
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Slavistický ústav Jána Stanislava Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Serbian and Croatian standard languages; Historical language developement

Summary/Abstract: In this study relationships and connections of Serbian and Croatian standard languages in the 20th century are researched. In the mutual relationships of these two standard languages in this period, there were alternating convergent and divergent tendencies, which influenced enclosing or diversing of the reputable norm of Serbian and Croatian language. During the first two decades of this century the converging tendencies prevailed, from the twenties many divergent tendencies alternated, which resulted to complete diversity in the fourties. Since the half of this century convergent tendencies have started to grow up again. At the end of the sixties they were however exchanged by divergent tendencies, which led to the definite separation of Serbian and Croatian language at the begining of the nineties. Both introduced tendencies were determined not only by the relationship of Serbian and Croatian nation in that time, but also by the different historical developement of these two nations, as well as by their mutual historical relationship.

  • Issue Year: 34/1999
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak