Vol. 13. No. 2 (11.2012)

Page 263 - 268

Preface to the special issue on multilingualism in Europe

Marácz László
University of Amsterdam
Abstract: The introductory article provides a brief description of the contents of the thematic issue on multilingualism in Europe.

Original scientific article
Page 269 - 297

Multilingualism in the Transleithanian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918): Policy and practice

Marácz László
University of Amsterdam
Abstract: With the Compromise of 1867, the Hungarian Kingdom received an equal status within the Austrian part of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy. Hungary became a sovereign entity within the Habsburg Monarc...

Original scientific article
Page 299 - 325

Language policies in Croatia in a diachronic perspective

Lelija Sočanac
University of Zagreb
Abstract: This paper will present the preliminary results of research that is being carried out within the framework of the project “Legal and Linguistic Aspects of Multilingualism”. The aim of the research is ...

Original scientific article
Page 327 - 350

Multilingualism in Northwestern part of Croatia during Habsburg rule

Mirna Jernej
Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb

Zrinjka Glovacki-Bernardi
University of Zagreb

Anita Sujoldžić
Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb
Abstract: Language contact arises as a result of direct or indirect social interaction of speakers as a complex which reflects primarily cultural, but also political and social phenomena. This paper investigate...

Original scientific article
Page 351 - 371

Language as a political issue: The case of language of command in the Austro-Hungarian ar-my

Livia Kardum
University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb

Bruno Korea Gajski
University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb
Abstract: The paper shows the political crisis of dualism in a multinational Austro-Hungary that was in-itiated by the political opposition of the Magyar magnates in the Hungarian Parliament. It was initiated b...

Original scientific article
Page 373 - 393

Effects of Habsburg educational policies measured by census statistics

Pieter H. van der Plank
University of Amsterdam
Abstract: This paper is dedicated to the multi-ethnic and multi-lingual Habsburg realm, in particular as regards school education, its effects and the census registration of linguistic qualities among its popul...

Original scientific article
Page 395 - 417

What can language biographies reveal about multilingualism in the Habsburg monarchy? A case study on the members of the Illyrian movement

Kristian Novak
University of Rijeka
Abstract: The reconstruction of language biographies of the Illyrian movement members was based on their available, published or unpublished, texts written in all of the idioms they were using (Croatian dialect...

Original scientific article
Page 419 - 437

Reflexes of the Habsburg empire multilingualism in some Triestine literary texts

Vesna Deželjin
University of Zagreb
Abstract: In 1964 two contemporary Triestine writers, Lino Carpinteri and Mariano Faraguna, pub-lished a book of poems entitled Serbidiòla. The poems, full of nostalgia, speak about the past when the Habsburg t...

Original scientific article
Page 439 - 445

Multilingualism of Edirne during the 19th century in the Ottoman era

Fahri Türk
Trakya University Edirne
Abstract: Every community had to use and teach its own language in the Ottoman time in Turkey. Es-pecially in the cities such as Istanbul, Thessalonica and Edirne (Adrianopel) a lot of people lived in a linguis...

Original scientific article
Page 447 - 478

On the emergence of Euro-English as a potential European variety of English – attitudes and interpretations

Christian R. Forche
Freie Universität Berlin
Abstract: The question whether the appropriation of English by non-native speakers in Continental Eu-rope is giving rise to a potential European variety of English has not yet been resolved. In a study based on...

Original scientific article
Page 479 - 491

Is Dutch dying out?

Željana Pancirov Cornelisse
University of Zagreb
Abstract: The Dutch language is a mother tongue for 23 million people. It is the 8th language in the European Union and it is being taught at 190 universities around the world. On the Internet it takes up an im...

Original scientific article
Page 493 - 511

My mother tongue … Croatian, Istrian, Local, … Depends where I am - The perception of mother tongue in multilingual settings

Anita Skelin Horvat
University of Zagreb

Vesna Muhvić-Dimanovski
University of Zagreb
Abstract: Mother tongue is very often seen as bipartite, i.e. that it is indicated on two levels, the level of the individual and the level of the collective. Such ambiguity of the notion can cause certain tens...

Original scientific article
Page 513 - 532

Identity (trans)formation in Croatian community in Burgenland

Aleksandra Ščukanec
University of Zagreb
Abstract: Burgenland Croats are members of a Croatian minority whose ancestors left their homeland 500 years ago and settled in former West Hungary, Lower Austria, southern parts of Moravia and southern areas o...

Original scientific article
Page 533 - 563

Minority languages and the language policy in the rural area of Baranya (Croatia) – A case study

Ljubica Kordić
University of Osijek
Abstract: The paper explores the position of minority languages in Croatian primary schools in multi-lingual communities on the example of the village of Darda, situated in the Hungarian-Croatian border area. T...

Original scientific article
Page 565 - 583

Domains of Hungarian language use in Belgrade

Mónika Balla
University of Belgrade

Sandra Buljanović
University of Belgrade

Marija Ilić
2Serbian Academy of Science and Arts
Abstract: This paper attempts at opening a dialogue on multilingualism in the city of Belgrade today. Belgrade, like other Southeast European cities, has developed much differently over the past decades than ot...

Original scientific article
Page 585 - 599

By the rivers of Babylon: Multiculturalism in vivo in Vojvodina/Vajdaság

Krisztina Rácz
University of Ljubljana, Central European University Budapest
Abstract: This paper contrasts the practices of interpreting and implementing official documents that regulate multilingual policies in Vojvodina (Autonomous Province of Serbia) to the experi-ence of multilingu...

Original scientific article
Page 601 - 623

The analysis of the education strategy of the National Council of the Hungarian Ethnic Minor-ity (MNT) in Vojvodina

Csaba Máté Sarnyai
Karoli Gaspar University of Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest

Tibor Pap
University of Pécs
Abstract: Our present work is part of a longer research project on the political aspects of the Hungarian minority’s institutional system in Vojvodina, Serbia. In this paper, we consider the educa-tional concep...

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Page 625 - 643

The intertwining of linguistic identity and ideology among Hungarian minority commuters from Vojvodina to Hungary

Eszter Gábrity
University of Szeged
Abstract: The present research aims to investigate the linguistic identity and ideology of a particular re-gional minority living in a multilingual context. The objective of this paper is to discover how the Hu...

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Page 645 - 666

Types of multilingualism explored in the Transylvanian school context

Zsuzsanna Dégi
Sapientia University, Miercurea-Ciuc
Abstract: Studies concerning multilingualism are abundant and multilingualism gains more and more attention from linguists, politicians, sociologists and psychologists. Despite the spread of mul-tilingualism, s...

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Page 667 - 677

The implementation of multilingualism at the see university: a model for the multicultural Balkans

Hamit Xhaferi
South East European University, Tetovo

Mustafa Ibrahimi
South East European University, Tetovo
Abstract: We present and compare ways and alternatives for an improvement of the use of languages in Macedonia. This covers the time span starting from the Constitution of the year 1974, the Constitution of the...

Original scientific article
Page 679 - 696

Teacher’s perceptions of multilingual education and teaching in a multilingual classroom - the case of the Republic of Macedonia

Brikena Xhaferi
South East European University Tetovo

Gëzim Xhaferi
South East European University Tetovo
Abstract: Macedonia is a multilingual, multiethnic, and multicultural country where the language teach-ers face challenges in their classrooms. South East European University (SEEU) is located in Tetovo, Macedo...