doctoral thesis
Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy in the City of Osijek

Klara Bilić Meštrić (2014)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleJezična raznolikost i jezične politike grada Osijeka
AuthorKlara Bilić Meštrić
Mentor(s)Dina Mehmedbegović
Ljiljana Kolenić
Abstract
Cilj je ovog rada opisati jezičnu raznolikost i jezične politike grada Osijeka. Jezičnu sam raznolikost prvenstveno promatrala kroz habitus višejezične djece i mladih u gradu Osijeku i okolici, ali i kroz podatke iz popisa stanovništva i one dobivene kroz intervjue s mjerodavnim osobama. Jezične se politike u mom radu odnose i na one službene, de iure politike, kao i na one srkivene, odonosno de facto jezične politike. Analizu sam provela na temelju ideoloških obrazaca prisutnih u društvu, djelatne uloge koju u radu analiziram kroz orijentaciju jezika kao odgovornosti i na koncu kroz prikaz jezične ekologije grada. Istraživanje se najvećim dijelom temelji na kvalitativnoj metodi, te uključuje polustrukturirane intervjue s djecom i mladima i mjerodavnim osobama. Temeljni zaključci istraživanja ukazuju na marginalizaciju višejezičnih identiteta u gradu te na neprepoznavanje jezičnih resursa grada kao vrijednog kapitala cijele zajednice. Osim toga, istraživanje je pokazalo kako se pitanje višejezičnosti aktualizira kao izrazito osjetljivo, budući da proces rekonstrukcije zajednice nije završen, što ukazuje na potrebu za transformacijom postojećih modela obrazovanja i monoetničkog diskursa kao dominatnog u gradu. Na koncu, iako se višejezičnost grada Osijeka percipira kao dio identiteta i bogatstvo grada Osijeka, razvidno je da će jezici koji su obilježili grad nestati s jezičnog zemljivida grada Osijeka ukoliko se ne poduzmu sustavne i planske mjere očuvanja jezične raznolikosti.
KeywordsOsijek linguistic diversity language policy habitus agency
Parallel title (English)Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy in the City of Osijek
Committee MembersMarija Omazić (committee chairperson)
Milica Lukić (committee member)
Emina Berbić Kolar (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
UDK811.163.42
LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE
Croatian language
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelpostgraduate
Study programmeLinguistics
Academic title abbreviationdr. sc.
Genredoctoral thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2014-11-14
Parallel abstract (English)
The aim of this thesis is to describe the existing linguistic diversity and language policies in the city of Osijek. Linguistic diversity was primarily analysed as the habitus of multilingual children and young people in the city of Osijek and its surroundings, but also on the basis of the census data as well as the data obtained through interviews with stakeholders. Language policies in the thesis concern both - the official, de jure policies, but also hidden, de facto language policies, with the latter of greater concern. An analysis of language policies and linguistic diversity was conducted on the basis of ideologies present in the society, agency, as perceived through the language-as-responsibility orientation and finally through the account of the language ecology in the city. The research is mainly based on qualitative methods and includes semi-structured interviews with children, young people and the stakeholders. The basic conclusions of the study point to the marginalization of multilingual identities and misrecognition of these language resources as a valuable capital of the whole community. In addition, the research has displayed the sensitive nature of multilingualism due to the processes of reconstruction of the community which have not yet been completed. These challenges indicate the need for the transformation of the existing educational models and the prevalent monoethnic discourses. Finally, although multilingualism in the city of Osijek is perceived as a part of the city’s identity and represents the richness of the city of Osijek, it is clear that the languages that have played a part in the creation of the city’s identity will disappear from the language map if systematic and planned revitalisation measures are not taken.
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Parallel keywords (Croatian)Osijek jezična raznolikost jezična politika habitus agencija
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Resource typetext
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Noteaccepted version
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:645259
CommitterGordana Gašo