VLACH 2

Endangered varieties in Italy and the Balkans

The second volume of the series (forthcoming) will be dedicated to the linguistics minorities of Italy and the Balkans. 

The subject of linguistic minorities has long been taboo in scientific discussion in Italy and the Balkans, despite the geopolitical situation demanding dialogue between the opposite shores of the Adriatic. In this volume the contributions to the conference Safeguarding the multiplicity of languages in Europe. Linguistic varieties and minorities at risk in Italy and the Balkans at the Villa Vigoni in Como, organized by the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, will be published. The project aims to support the study of “threatened” languages and stimulate the creation of an Italian and German research network. Twenty experts have therefore agreed to discuss their research results and work alongside young scholars to draw up tangible objectives for the study of linguistic minorities at risk of extinction.

Genesin, Monica; Hempel, Gerhard; Kahl, Thede (2020; ed.): Endangered linguistic varieties and minorities in Italy and the Balkans, Austrian Academy of Sciences: Wien.