Multilingual Societies And Linguistic Variations


  • Prof. dr. Jusuf Mustafai, Prof. dr. Jetmire Zeqiri.


Linguistic Diversity, Language Standardization, Communication Barriers, Regional Language Education, Economic Implications


This research delves into the intricate interplay of language, identity, and government, employing North Macedonia as a case study. Grounded in structuralist and post-structuralist theories, it examines the relational nature of institutions, emphasizing language’s pivotal role in their construction. The study navigates the complex trajectories of language in nation-building, scrutinizing the impact of paradigms like the "one language, one culture, one nation" concept. Focusing on North Macedonia’s unique language policy, it unravels the complications arising from its diverse population and delves into historical conflicts, notably the 2001 war. The research underscores the importance of cultural competency in today's globalized society and offers a historical overview of language use in North Macedonia, tracing its evolution from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The conclusion explores the government modality's implications for state unity, drawing parallels with the concept of national cultural autonomy. Emphasizing the significance of language in practicing cultural identity, it highlights the state's commitment to safeguarding national rights, particularly in language use, for maintaining a cohesive and diverse society. Ultimately, this research contributes nuanced insights into the intricate dynamics of language, identity, and government in North Macedonia, sheds light on the challenges and strategies employed in navigating these complex intersections.




How to Cite

Prof. dr. Jusuf Mustafai, Prof. dr. Jetmire Zeqiri. (2023). Multilingual Societies And Linguistic Variations. Onomázein, (62 (2023): December), 226–234. Retrieved from