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Understanding spelling conflicts. A case study of new standard languages in the former Yugoslavia in the European context

Project description

Analysis of the new standard language in the former Yugoslavia helps avoid conflicts

Since the beginning of mass education, standard languages have gone through spelling reforms and changes, which have sometimes resulted in some type of conflict. South Slavs have a long history of conflicts related to writing, evident to this today. A better understanding of the relationship between spelling and identity can help mitigate discrimination and dissension. The EU-funded SPELLFLICT project will produce a descriptive model of orthographic controversies of four newly standardised South Slavic languages since the 1990s, taking into account other European languages with a recent history of spelling reforms/changes.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00