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dc.contributor.authorKamusella, Tomasz
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-26T06:34:55Z
dc.date.available2022-01-26T06:34:55Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2022-01-25T10:16:42Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52568
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78024
dc.description.abstractWith forty-two extensively annotated maps, this atlas offers novel insights into the history and mechanics of how Central Europe’s languages have been made, unmade, and deployed for political action. The innovative combination of linguistics, history, and cartography makes a wealth of hard-to-reach knowledge readily available to both specialist and general readers. It combines information on languages, dialects, alphabets, religions, mass violence, or migrations over an extended period of time. The story first focuses on Central Europe’s dialect continua, the emergence of states, and the spread of writing technology from the tenth century onward. Most maps concentrate on the last two centuries. The main storyline opens with the emergence of the Western European concept of the nation, in accord with which the ethnolinguistic nation-states of Italy and Germany were founded. In the Central European view, a “proper” nation is none other than the speech community of a single language. The Atlas aspires to help users make the intellectual leap of perceiving languages as products of human history and part of culture. Like states, nations, universities, towns, associations, art, beauty, religions, injustice, or atheism—languages are artefacts invented and shaped by individuals and their groups.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHD European historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::C Language and Linguistics::CF Linguistics::CFB Sociolinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropologyen_US
dc.subject.otherEthnolinguistics, Nation states, Language politics, Nationalism, Sociolinguistics, Areal linguistics
dc.titleWords in Space and Time
dc.title.alternativeA Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7829/9789633864180
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy49dd7c40-8e8d-4f66-b9e6-2895b535a0e0
oapen.relation.isFundedByCEU Press - Opening the future
oapen.relation.isFundedBy32b67c16-7387-40c4-b2d0-66bb8374accc
oapen.relation.isbn9789633864173
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages303
oapen.place.publicationBudapest
dc.relationisFundedBy32b67c16-7387-40c4-b2d0-66bb8374accc
dc.relationisFundedByKnowledge Unlatched


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