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Latino o cirillico? Le proposte di un alfabeto misto nelle visioni di unità jugoslava del periodo interbellico

Giustina Selvelli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

This paper discusses the context of script choice (Latin and Cyrillic) in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the late 1920s and early 1930s, focusing on bialphabetism and biliteracy as official policies of the country. I place the topic in the framework of Latinization in the interwar period and examine three texts by Yugoslav authors that propose a ‘hybrid’ writing system containing the characters of both alphabets as a solution to digraphia. It then explores some reactions to such proposals, including the one of Aleksander Belić. The article is based on the analysis of previously unknown sources found in the Matica Srpska Library in Novi Sad.

Published
Dec. 21, 2021
Accepted
Dec. 9, 2021
Submitted
Nov. 2, 2021
Language
IT

Keywords: Latin scriptDigraphiaKingdom of YugoslaviaCyrillic scriptYugoslav alphabet

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