LANGUAGE CHOICE OF SEPHARDIM IN BELGRADE IN THE MODERN TIME
The topic of this article is the language choice of the Sephardim in Belgrade in the age of modernization (from the end of the 19th century to the 1940s). The analysis done in this paper shows that the interest for study and language use together with the concept of mother/national/foreign languages are conditioned by the ideological and cultural reasons of the time. When it comes to foreign language choice, it can be noted that, in some cases, decisions reflected the tendencies among some ethnic groups, while in other cases, the decisions were specific for Sephardim. The goal of this article is to gain deeper insight into language use and the relations between languages among the Sephardim in Belgrade, as well as to contribute to a better understanding of the impact of modernization on Belgrade citizens in general.