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Savski, Kristof. 2018. Monolingualism and prescriptivism: the ecology of Slovene in the twentieth century. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 39 (2) : 124–136.
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This study explores the ecology of Slovene in the twentieth century by centering on two crucial emergent themes. It centers firstly on monolingualism as a vital aim for Slovene language planners, starting with their attempts to produce a standard language with no German impact in the nineteenth century, and pursuing in their work to preclude Serbo-Croat impact in Yugoslavia in the twentieth century. The second focus is on how the gradual evolution of a language ecology ruled by prescriptive practices and a strongly nationalist language ideology permitted the elite to uphold its domination over the allotment of linguistic capital.