THE LEGACY OF MULTILINGUALISM IN THE ADRIATIC DURING AUSTRIA-HUNGARY Cover Image

THE LEGACY OF MULTILINGUALISM IN THE ADRIATIC DURING AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
THE LEGACY OF MULTILINGUALISM IN THE ADRIATIC DURING AUSTRIA-HUNGARY

Author(s): Anita Sujoldžić, Anja Iveković Martinis
Subject(s): Descriptive linguistics
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: multilingualism; language and education policies; Austro-Hungarian Empire;
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents preliminary results of research of primary sources (newspaper advertisements, postcards, official documents), which show the effects of language and education policies, economic conditions and social relations on language practices in Pula/Pola (Austria) and Rijeka/Fiume (Hungary) during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In spite of different policies, Italian maintained its prestige in both cities, indicating the strong connection between language, culture, and social class.