BEGINNINGS OF THE OFFICIAL USE OF THE BOSNIAN LANGUAGE Cover Image

POČECI SLUŽBENE UPOTREBE BOSANSKOG JEZIKA
BEGINNINGS OF THE OFFICIAL USE OF THE BOSNIAN LANGUAGE

Author(s): Alen Kalajdžija
Subject(s): Historical Linguistics, South Slavic Languages
Published by: Institut za jezik
Keywords: Bosnian language; Bosnian vilayet; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Tanzimat reforms; journals; education; salnams;

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses the issue related to beginning of the formal use of the official language in the Ottoman Bosnia in the second half of the 19th century. Based on that, following the scientific data and historiographical sources, the focus is shifting from the so-called Kallay language policy and the reforms of the Austro-Hungarian period’s school system to the previous period of Ottoman governance in Bosnia, in the context of Tanzimat reforms. Thus, the focus of attention turns from the ingrained attitudes about the political inferiority of the Bosnian language in the Austro-Hungarian period. It is concluded that the Austro-Hungarian government continued implementing systemic reform language policy that was preceded.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 33-55
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bosnian