Glottonyms, anachronism and ambiguity in scholarly depictions of Juraj Križanić/Юрий Крижанич

Alexander Maxwell
This article is a case study in the politics of glottonyms. Most glottonyms are also ethnonyms; that is, the name of a linguistic variety is usually the name of an ethnographic collective, typically or stereotypically a 'nation'. The Russian language, for example, shares its name with the Russians; the Croatian language with the Croats, and so on. Of course, 'nations' and 'languages' do not always coincide, despite the naive tendency to equate them by default. Both ethnonyms and glottonyms
more » ... in great complexity and any search for discrepancies is rapidly successful. Nevertheless, the very act of referring to a linguistic variety with an ethnonym encourages their conflation.
doi:10.25455/wgtn.20514591 fatcat:in436sashfc6xbd4jwhkacufzi