Bunčić, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-8907 (2019). Konfessionen und ihr Schriftgebrauch in Bosnien-Herzegovina. In: Slavic alphabets and identities, pp. 29-53. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press. ISBN 978-3-86309-617-5

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Bosnia and Herzegovina has a part in Slavia Orthodoxa, Slavia Romana, Slavia Islamica, and Slavia Iudaica while at the same time using varieties of just one language, Serbo-Croatian. However, since “script follows religion”, this language has been written in four scripts (Glagolitic, Cyrillic, Arabic, Latin) and three variants of the Cyrillic script (Eastern Cyrillic, “Croatian Cyrillic”, “Begovica”). The present paper retraces the development of the various types of confessional biscriptality over the centuries. It shows that since the Ottoman conquest Bosnia and Herzegovina has always been pluricentric because the religious groups have differed in their script use. A general tendency of Bosnian script history is the gradual replacement of Cyrillic, which was originally used by all religious groups as the traditional Bosnian script, with the Latin alphabet, which is used by all religious groups today.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Bunčić, Danieldaniel.buncic@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1090-890791284154
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Kempgen, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2534-9423UNSPECIFIED
Tomelleri, Vittorio SpringfieldUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-7513-7587UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-373222
Title of Book: Slavic alphabets and identities
Series Name: BABEL
Volume: 19
Page Range: pp. 29-53
Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Bamberg Press
Place of Publication: Bamberg
ISBN: 978-3-86309-617-5
Language: German
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
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Uncontrolled Keywords:
Serbo-Croatian language; sociolinguistics of writing; biscriptality; digraphia; Cyrillic alphabet; Latin alphabetEnglish
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Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/37322


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