Rusana Beyleri

Socio-linguistic Problems in Albanian Literature



The standardization process of the Modern Albanian, which has two main forms, the Tosk and the Gheg, has a long and diverse history during the XX C. It started with the Monastery Congress (Bitola, 1908) when the problem of the Albanian alphabet was finally solved after a succession of more than hundred versions registered prior to that, and ended up with the Congress of Orthography in 1972 when the uniform standardized written code was adopted for all the Albanian speaking territories. The present article highlights the most topical sociolinguistic problems and discussions around the Standard Albanian from the standpoint of literature and the reception thereof. The importance of some new electronic tools as the Automatic Spell-Checker and the potential for digitalization has been emphasized, too.


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