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The author introduces the problem of identity and bilingualism in the linguistic image of Slovaks living in Hungary with the help of linguistic material collected among Slovaks in Hungary. Starting from statements of Janusz Bańczerowski’s monograph on the linguistic image of the world, this paper demonstrates the outward forms of the following relations: non-verbal communication, the cognitive function of language as well as the scientific and cultural image of the world as the components of the second reality, the mechanisms of connecting words. Especially the oldest elements of the world concept of Slovaks living in Hungary serve as an interesting lesson, reflecting the above-mentioned relations.

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The Erdélyi Fiatalok (Transylvanian Youth), a group of young Hungarian intellectuals in Transylvania, undertook in the 1930s “to know” the Hungarian village. They did so in order to know themselves better as Hungarians because they were convinced that the essential qualities of the “race” had been preserved in their purest form in the village, far removed from the cosmopolitan, modern city. Just as urgent, in their minds, was the need to establish close links between the intellectuals and the rural population, if the Hungarian community in Transylvania was to survive. Their way of achieving their goals was to carry out the systematic investigation of village life in all its diverse aspects and to base their work on up-to-date sociological theory and research methods. While drawing on the experience of their Hungarian colleagues elsewhere, they were perhaps most indebted to the ideas and practices developed by the sociological school of Bucharest, headed by Dimitrie Gusti, professor of sociology at the University. Gusti and his team of researchers welcomed the participation of the Transylvanian Hungarians in their work, and the resulting common labors offered an encouraging example of Romanian-Hungarian cooperation. In the end, the initiatives of the Erdélyi Fiatalok were thwarted by events beyond their control and perhaps by their own idealism.

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Sustainable bilingualism and language shift

Longitudinal research in Romanian-Hungarian bilingual Kétegyháza (Hungary)

Acta Linguistica Hungarica
Author: Anna Borbély

szociolinvisztikai vizsgálata [Sociolinguistic research on language shift in Hungary’s Romanian national minority] . Doctoral dissertation. ungarian Academy of Sciences , Budapest . Borbély , Anna

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K. Kocsis — E. Kocsis-Hodosi, Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin. A Study in Ethnic Geography (Toronto: Matthias Corvinus, 1995), 70. Kocsis-Hodosi E

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“There is no nation without history, there is no family without a family tree”

On Sibe ethnic nationalist aspirations through the example of a “family tree unification” story

Acta Ethnographica Hungarica
Author: Ildikó Gyöngyvér Sárközi

Minzu Chubanshe 辽宁民族出版社 . L iu , Hui - C hen , Wang 1959 The Traditional Chinese Clan Rules . Locust Valley, New York , J. J. Augustin Incorporated Publisher . M a Yin 1994 China’s Minority Nationalities . Beijing , Foreign

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. Allport , G. , 1954 . The Nature of Prejudice . Cambridge, MA : Addison-Wesley . Blalock , H. , 1967 . Toward a Theory of Minority-group Relations . New York

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Postcolonialism in Central Europe •

(A linguistic perspective)

Hungarian Studies
Author: Gábor Tolcsvai Nagy

semi-independent part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy for fifty years, as a result of the Settlement ( Ausgleich ) of 1867. The Hungarian Kingdom was a state with a Hungarian population of up to 50% and with ethnic and linguistic minorities, as the

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Attempts at creating a new concept of literature •

(The Hungarian literature in Slovakia between the two world wars)

Hungarian Studies
Author: Zsófia Bárczi

The term “Hungarian literature in Slovakia” has been present as a problematic concept in literary historiography since the emergence of minority Hungarian literatures defined by geopolitics. Following established practice, the phrase “Hungarian

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, nationalism comes to the fore; the Securitate, the Romanian secret service, resorts to increasingly drastic methods to intimidate society. In the ‘80s, the purpose of the regime already is to assimilate, annihilate ethnic minorities, and as a result of forced

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This paper deals with the publication and research of Ukrainian folklore on the pages of Ukrainian periodicals in Slovakia in the period from the mid-40’s of the 19th century to the present time. It presents the basic topics and issues under review as well as the names of the authors. It also reveals the importance of Ukrainian periodicals for the development and preservation of national and cultural identity of the Ukrainian minority in Slovakia.

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