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dc.contributor.authorTom Dickins
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T11:00:30Z
dc.date.available2018-03-15T11:00:30Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn00376795
dc.identifier.doi10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.89.3.0401
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621187
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a detailed overview of the official and unofficial names applied to the Czech-speaking lands, their peoples and their language(s), and of the terms used by Czechs for contact communities and their territories. Particular attention is paid to the ethnolinguistic and semantic implications of the descriptors employed, and to the debates which they have stimulated. It is argued that the Czech lexicon continues to reflect traditional, relatively prescriptive perceptions of belonging, based on historical territorial claims and shared linguistic and cultural norms, which have symbolically marginalized outsiders and reinforced Czech solidarity. While erstwhile enmities have now largely given way to cooperative coexistence, critical attitudes to ‘problematic’ foreigners prevail, as confirmed, inter alia, by opinion surveys, and as exemplified by new pejorative designations for non-Western immigrants.
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Wolverhampton
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.89.3.0401
dc.subjectThe Czech-speaking lands
dc.subjectTitles, names and ethnonyms
dc.subjectčeský
dc.subjectčeskoslovenský
dc.subjectČeskoslovensko
dc.subjectCzechia
dc.subjectThe First Czechoslovak Republic
dc.subjectThe Second Czechoslovak Republic
dc.subjectThe Third Republic
dc.titleThe Czech-Speaking Lands, their peoples and contact communities: titles, names and ethnonyms
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalThe Slavonic and East European Review
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T14:56:07Z


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