Publication details [#11829]

Frangoudaki, Anna. 1997. The Metalinguistic Prophecy on the Decline of the Greek Language: Its Social Function as the Expression of a Crisis in Greek National Identity. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 126 : 63–82. 20 pp.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Walter de Gruyter


Argumentative persuasiveness of discourse that negatively portrays the Greek language is analyzed. It is noted that this message of language decline is enforced by a juncture in Greek national identity, stemming from participation in the European Union. It is suggested that Ancient Greek be taught as a remedy for this crisis.