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Original scientific paper

Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective

Anja Iveković Martinis ; Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
Anita Sujoldžić ; Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Iveković Martinis, A. & Sujoldžić, A. (2019). Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective. Collegium antropologicum, 43 (3), 201-210. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121
MLA 8th Edition
Iveković Martinis, Anja and Anita Sujoldžić. "Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 43, no. 3, 2019, pp. 201-210. https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Iveković Martinis, Anja and Anita Sujoldžić. "Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective." Collegium antropologicum 43, no. 3 (2019): 201-210. https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121
Harvard
Iveković Martinis, A., and Sujoldžić, A. (2019). 'Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective', Collegium antropologicum, 43(3), pp. 201-210. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121 (Accessed 01 October 2020)
Vancouver
Iveković Martinis A, Sujoldžić A. Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 October 01];43(3):201-210. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121
IEEE
A. Iveković Martinis and A. Sujoldžić, "Migrants and Their Languages in Historical Perspective", Collegium antropologicum, vol.43, no. 3, pp. 201-210, 2019. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121. [Accessed: 01 October 2020]

Abstracts
Historical legacies of past migrations and linguistic practices have an impact on the concerns about current migration and mobility processes, reminding us that mass migrations are not a new phenomenon. Mass migrations from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century to North America present an interesting subject in view of regulating moving speakers and their languages and their reception in the new country. Using discourse analysis of historical data from contemporary newspapers and other sources, the paper explores practices of inclusion and exclusion of Slavic speakers on the ground of social prejudice and legitimized ethnic and racial segregating practices. The results show that paradoxically, immigrants coming from the multilingual empire who were admitted (about 80%) after restrictive procedures, in the end faced the demanding issue of enforced linguistic and cultural assimilation in order to become accepted as loyal Americans. We use these pieces of historical memory of mass migrations as a resource to understand the present attitudes and policies toward migrating people, and their languages and cultures.

Keywords
migration; linguistic practices; discrimination

Hrčak ID: 235121

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/235121

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