Language, History and the Constructions of Identity

MIRCHEVSKA, Mirjana P. (2013) Language, History and the Constructions of Identity. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Key words: ethnic/national identity, language, history, Balkan, Macedonia ABSTRACT This paper attempts to contribute towards the discussion of contemporary identity issues and their influence, basing the analysis upon the current situation primarily in the Republic of Macedonia, but also in the context of the identity issues of other Balcans?ethnic groups/nations. The basic identity construction will be based upon the scientifically (un)justified thesis on the sustainability of language and history as basic elements from which the ethnic or national identity of Balkan people is being constructed and maintained. How are identities manifested in contemporary Macedonian society, the question of the so called "traditional identity", auto-identification, the relations on the line of I/we and he/she/others, the influence of the historical past upon Macedonians and the Macedonian cultural and historical space of identification (in Balkan context), the analysis of all these issues presents an attempt for a contribution towards the contemporary discussion on the which almost averyone searches for a kind of identity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 12:09
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 12:09

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