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The Croatian Academy of America, Inc.
New York, November 2001
Volume 41 of the Journal of Croatian Studies
The Croatian Academy of America issued volume 41 of its annual
interdisciplinary review, the Journal of Croatian Studies.
The 220-page thematic issue deals with the language identity of the Croats
and includes several contributions from scholars in Croatia.
The opening piece by well-known linguistic and long-standing editor of
Jezik, Stjepan Babić, concisely reviews the historical development of the
Croatian and Serbian literary languages, showing why the two languages are
close, but distinct.
The contributions by Benedikta Zelić-Bučan and Ivan Ostojić examine in
detail the extent to which Croats of different socio-economic, cultural,
educational and religious backgrounds designated their language by its
national name from the 9th through to the 20th century. The authors cite
examples from diverse texts and show that the terms Slavic (slovinski),
Illyrian (ilirski), Dalmatian (dalmatinski), Bosnian (bosanski), Slavonian
(slavonski) and language of Dubrovnik (dubrovački), were used as synonyms
for the Croatian language.
Marko Babić of the Miroslav Krle a Lexicographic Institute discusses the
changes to the name of the language spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina during
the first decade of Austro-Hungarian rule (1878-1888). Initially decreed
Croatian (hrvatski), the authorities later changed it to the nondescript
Land’s Language (zemaljski jezik/German Landessprache) and finally to
The turbulent 20th century is covered by two pieces. Vinko Grubi ić reviews
the naming and renaming of the Croatian language, focusing on the political
motivations and historical circumstances influencing these changes.
Attention is also devoted to the successor states to former Yugoslavia. Stan
Granic gathers together in English translation or English original fifteen
pronouncements issued by individuals, cultural and educational
organizations, and academic institutions both in Croatia and abroad, related
to the Croatian language.
In the final piece, Vinko Grubisic briefly assesses some twenty Croatian
language advisory books published primarily during the last two decades of
the 20th century.
The issue also includes reports on the 46th Annual General Assembly, the
reminiscences of the Academy’s longest serving President, Maria K. Tuskan,
other activities and obituaries.
The Journal of Croatian Studies is the only English language scholarly
periodical dedicated entirely to Croatian history and culture.
The Croatian Academy of America was established in 1953 and has published
the Journal of Croatian Studies since 1960. Managing editors of the Journal
are Karlo Mirth and Jerome Jareb.
Single issues of the Journal may be ordered at a price of US $20 for
individuals and US $30 for institutions.
To order a copy of the Journal contact:
The Croatian Academy of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 1767, Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163-1767
Fax (516) 935-0019; e-mail email@example.com
Web site: www.croatianacademy.org
Articles appearing in the Journal are indexed by ABC-CLIO Historical
Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography of the Modern Languages
Association and Public Affairs Information Service.
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