Language and Nationalism in Europe
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Language and Nationalism in Europe by Stephen Barbour
Book DescriptionThis book examines the role of language in the present and past creation of social, cultural, and national identities in Europe. It considers the way in which language may sometimes reinforce national identity (as in England) while tending to subvert the nation-state (as in the United Kingdom). After an introduction describing the interactive roles of language, ethnicity, culture, and institutions in the character and formation of nationalism and identity, the book considers their different manifestations throughout Europe. Chapters are devoted to Britain and Ireland; France; Spain and Portugal; Scandinavia; the Netherlands and Belgium; Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg; Italy; Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic; Bulgaria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Albania, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo; Greece and Turkey; the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Baltic States, and the Russian Federation. The book concludes with a consideration of the current relative status of the languages of Europe and how these and the identities they reflect are changing and evolving.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198236719
(241mm x 163mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Barbour
Language and Nationalism in Europe, Paperback (January 2002)
This work examines the role of language in the present and past creation of social, cultural, and national identities in Europe. It seeks answers to such questions as: what linguistic, geographical, political, and social forces led to the rise of these distinct languages? and how are these different languages social and political constructs?
Variation in German, Paperback (May 1990)» View all books by Stephen Barbour
An examination of the interrelations between language and society in the German-speaking countries.
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