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THE SIGNIFIANCE OF THE NATIONAL REVIVAL FOR THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE

Branka Tafra


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Abstract

The work was written on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the Illyrian revival, the central, most effective period of the Croatian national revival. It discusses the revival's place within contemporary European developments, the reasons for the Illyrian name, language
as the main identificatory means in national integration. It discusses linguistic activities, sets forth linguistic counterarguments to some unfounded opinions within Slavic studies of the time and it deals with today's standard language situation in the new-štokavian area.
Relying on language data relating to new-štokavian typical features in the literary and linguistic works before the revival, the article proves that the new-štokavian foundations of Croatian standard language were in place before the 19th century, that Croatian linguists of the 1830ies accepted this choice wholly independently and that the Vienna agreement remained only a dead letter.

Keywords

the Croatian national revival; the Illyrian movement; Croatian language; new-štokavian; standard language

Hrčak ID:

17265

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/17265

Publication date:

12.2.2007.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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