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Language and national identity in Greece, 1766-1976 /

by Mackridge, Peter.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: xiv, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199599059; 019959905X.Subject(s): Greek language, Modern -- Political aspects -- History | Nationalism -- Greece -- History | Language policy -- Greece | This contribution to Bissell Library was made by the George B. Zotiades Memorial Fund
Contents:
Theoretical background -- The preconditions for the Greek language controversy -- The early stages of the controversy, 1766-1804 -- Adamantios Korais as language reformer -- Alternative proposals to Korais' project, 1804-1830 -- Language in two Greek states, 1830-1880 -- The beginning of the demoticist campaign, 1880-1897 -- Educational demoticism and political reform, 1897-1922 -- The political polarization of the language question, 1922-1976.
Summary: The author explores the ideological, social, and linguistic causes and effects of the Greek language question in its many manifestations over two turbulent centuries. He shows the crucial way in which Greek linguistic identities have interacted in the creation of the modern nation since the War of Independence in 1821.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-369) and index.

Theoretical background -- The preconditions for the Greek language controversy -- The early stages of the controversy, 1766-1804 -- Adamantios Korais as language reformer -- Alternative proposals to Korais' project, 1804-1830 -- Language in two Greek states, 1830-1880 -- The beginning of the demoticist campaign, 1880-1897 -- Educational demoticism and political reform, 1897-1922 -- The political polarization of the language question, 1922-1976.

The author explores the ideological, social, and linguistic causes and effects of the Greek language question in its many manifestations over two turbulent centuries. He shows the crucial way in which Greek linguistic identities have interacted in the creation of the modern nation since the War of Independence in 1821.

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