Očuvanje manjinskih jezika i jezička politika na primeru vlaške manjinske zajednice u Srbiji


  • Jasna Popović




language policy, minority language, immigrants, Serbia, the Vlach minority


The issue of the protection of minority languages has been a widely-discussed topic in scientific and political circles for several decades. The paper advocates bilingual education as a means for preserving minority languages and language diversity in states with a dominant monolingual ideology. Immigrants to Western countries pass on their mother tongue to their children, but they rarely pass it on further, so the language is lost by the third generation. This calls for strong state language policies that would prevent language loss. The second part of the paper deals with the legal regulation of the status of minority languages in Serbia with a particular focus on the Vlach minority language.


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How to Cite

Popović, J. (2021). Očuvanje manjinskih jezika i jezička politika na primeru vlaške manjinske zajednice u Srbiji. Philologia, 11(1), 97–107. https://doi.org/10.18485/philologia.2013.11.11.10



Kulturne studije/Cultural Studies