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Език и етнос
Language and Ethnos

Author(s): Georgi Fotev
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The unequal learning of the language by individuals belonging ton a given language community as well as to groups from the same community is a source of communicative tensions, which can be expressed by a communication break. It could be stated that a language integrity is a home of the being of a given ethnos. The ethnic identity is most closely related to the language of the corresponding ethnos. The encroachment upon the language of the ethnos leads as a rule to an ethnic mobilization. The mother tongue is a code of the culture of our ethnos. Language is power. It is power of the community, of society over the individual. The official language is power of the ethnic majority of the ethnos, which is related to the existence er of a given state and nation over the ethnic minorities. A clear „division” of the language authorities is necessary in order to avoid the interethnic tensions and conflicts.

  • Issue Year: 26/1994
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 82-89
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian