June 13, 2005
Also on airplane to and from LA for CIRA conference, did a quick skimming read of Robert D. Greenberg, Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Distintegration. On language splinter, not language expansion. Learned the terms abstand, languages that drifted apart naturally such as english and german, and ausbrau, languages that are separated by active intervention of language planners, linguists, etc., such as hindi and urdu. Also interested in the Literary Agreement of 1850 and the Novi Sad Agreement of 1954.
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