The Slavic world at the turn of the 21st century.The problems and prospects of largeand small languages
The article discusses the influence of the process of disintegration of Slavic languages at the turn of the 21st century on the development of the contemporary language situation on the Slavic territory. At present, Slavic literary languages form a two-part model. On the one hand there are literary languages of large ethnic groups, on the other hand — literary insular (e.g. Molise Croatian, Resian), peripheral (e.g. Prekmurian, West Polesian), peripheral-and-insular (e.g. Pomak) and autonomous (e.g. Kashubian) microlanguages. The combination of those two types of literary languages (large and small) shapes the prospects of the language situation on the Slavic territory.