Relativism in language ideology: On Greece's latest language issues”. Journal of Modern Greek Studies 22, no. 2 (2004): 173-206. Publisher's Version Abstract
Language relativism can be associated with two major conceptions: that “eachlanguage has or is a particular spirit” and that “each language has or is a—real or imagined—territory.” Spirituality and territoriality combined giverise to the ideology of a language as a realm. This ideology of Modern Greekas a regime language has become dominant after the official establishment of astandard norm (demotic) and the resolution of the perennial “GreekLanguage Question.” As it is evidenced by a host of “language issues” raisedin the Greek newspapers since 1976, relativism has determined what countedas a “language issue” that was worth publishing, which language issues wereeligible for public debates, and the extent to which language issues were allowedto penetrate “public opinion.”