(Re-)imagining language, nation and collective identity in the 21st century: Language ideologies as new connections in post-Yugoslav digital mediascapes

Basic Info

  • Principal Investigator at ZRC SAZU

    Ksenija Bogetić Pejović, PhD
  • Original Title

    (Re-)imagining language, nation and collective identity in the 21st century: Language ideologies as new connections in post-Yugoslav digital mediascapes

  • Code

    N6-0123

  • Programme Duration

    October 1, 2019 – October 1, 2022
  • Financial Source




Description

This project investigates the links in conceptions of language and nation in the post-Yugoslav space, spanning six states (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia), and zooming in on news media texts and connected social-media citizen discourses. In its focus, the research also aims to respond to broader gaps in sociolinguistics and social science, where the understanding of ideas of nationhood in relation to language has been identified as a central gap, only amplified in the era of digital networks, new media and flows of people that radically change how we see group belonging.

Theoretically and methodologically, the project emphasizes the blurring of the lines between media producers and consumers that has brought novel dynamics of ideology construction. In reaching the objectives, an interdisciplinary methodological synergy (bringing together Critical Discourse Analysis, Language Ideology and Corpus Linguistics) is proposed, envisaged as a contribution to future studies of language and society in the digital era.

The research to be conducted addresses two objectives: (1) assessing and comparing the salience of the relationship between ideas of language and ideas of national identity – in mainstream media texts and digital citizen responses, and (2) assessing the potential of citizens' digital discourses on language to (re)create social connections while challenging established divisions and standardlanguage ideologies. In contrast to work on post-Yugoslav societies focused on disintegration and conflict, the project turns the focus around, evaluating the ways that the increasingly multivoiced, 'bottom up' practices of language reflection can contribute to challenging established perceptions of language, nation, and difference. Finally, a distinct facet will involve re-evaluating the insights beyond academic circles, by opening up the project findings in a range of online and offline contexts, in order to ultimately form a tradition of a more sensitive conversation on languages – connected, divided and defined through prisms of politcs and history – with both the local experts and the wider publics.


Results

SELECTED OUTPUT

Open access resources 

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, RADOŠEVIĆ, Petar, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Macedonian language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Mk. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2022. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1652. [COBISS.SI-ID 116921347]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, MILINKOVIĆ, Michael, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Corpus of Bosnia and Herzegovina language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Bs. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2022. CLARIN.SI. ISSN 2820-4042. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1690. [COBISS.SI-ID 124237827]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, MILINKOVIĆ, Michael, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Corpus of Bosnia and Herzegovina language-related news comments MetaLangNEWS-COMMENTS-Bs. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2022. CLARIN.SI. ISSN 2820-4042. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1691. [COBISS.SI-ID 124239363]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, RADOŠEVIĆ, Petar, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Corpus of Montenegrin language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Me. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2022. CLARIN.SI. ISSN 2820-4042. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1688. [COBISS.SI-ID 124224771]
 

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, RADOŠEVIĆ, Petar, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Corpus of Montenegrin language-related news comments MetaLangNEWS-COMMENTS-Me. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2022. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI. ISSN 2820-4042. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1689. [COBISS.SI-ID 124228611]
 

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Croatian language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Hr. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1369. [COBISS.SI-ID 35288067]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Croatian language-related news comments MetaLangNEWS-COMMENTS-Hr. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1370. [COBISS.SI-ID 35287299]
 

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Serbian language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Sr. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1371. [COBISS.SI-ID 35108355]


BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Serbian language-related news comments MetaLangNEWS-COMMENTS-Sr. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1372. [COBISS.SI-ID 35115267]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Slovenian language-related news articles MetaLangNEWS-Sl. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1360. [COBISS.SI-ID 35116035]
 

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija, BATANOVIĆ, Vuk. Annotated corpus of Slovenian language-related news comments MetaLangNEWS-COMMENTS-Sl. [Ljubljana]: ZRC SAZU; [Beograd]: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative Centre, 2020. 1 spletni vir. CLARIN.SI data & tools. https://www.clarin.si/repository/xmlui/handle/11356/1362. [COBISS.SI-ID 35083011]

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija. Twitter corpus of meta-language from North Macedonia (forthcoming 2022)

BOGETIĆ, Ksenija. Twitter corpus of meta-language from Slovenia (forthcoming 2022)
 

Journal articles

Bogetić, K., Batanović, V., Ljubešić, N. (2022) Corpus compilation for digital humanities in lower-resourced languages: A practical look at compiling thematic digital media corpora in Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian. Suvremena lingvistika, 48(94), xx-xx. (forthcoming December 2022)

Bogetić, K. (2022) Language, gender and political symbolics: Insights from citizen digital discourses on gender-sensitive language in Serbia. Journal of Sociolinguistics, x(x), xx-xx. (forthcoming 2022)

Bogetić, K. (2022). Politics of resignification: Central and Eastern European perspectives on language and gender. Gender and Language, 16(3), 1-21.

Bogetić, K. (2021), MetaLangCORP: Presenting the first corpus of media metalanguage in Slovene, Croatian and Serbian, and its cross-discipline applicability. Fluminensia, Journal of Language and Literature, 33(1), str. 123–142.

Bogetić, K. (2020). The evaluative dimension of metaphor in newspaper discourse: On the possibilities of bringing together conceptual metaphor theory and appraisal theory. Južnoslovenski filolog76(1), 123-142.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Language, Ideology and Social Differentiation, Ljubljana, 26-28 September 2022

https://lisd.zrc-sazu.si/about/

Organisation: Ksenija Bogetić, Tanja Petrović

Keynote speakers: Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego)

Rodrigo Borba (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Jillian Cavanaugh (City University of New York)

Scientific committee:  Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England), Brian King (City University of Hong Kong), Jennifer Coates (University of Roehampton), Paul Baker (University of Lancaster), Susan Nacey (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences), Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Tommaso Milani (Gotheborg University), Michelle Lazar (National University of Singapore), Veronika Koller (University of Lancaster)

Invited panel: Language ideology in the post-Yugoslav space, Ksenija Bogetić, Boban Arsenijević, Marija Ćalić, Adnan Ajšić, moderator Tanja Petrović