Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach
Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach questions the concept of language revitalization and challenges the field’s main tenets through a detailed analysis Southern France’s Provençal movement, one of Europe’s longest standing language revitalisation projects.
- Presents a wealth of new research data relating to revitalising language movement
- Offers an innovative new way of problematizing language revitalisation
- Questions the very concept of language revitalisation and challenges the field’s main tenets
- Reveals what language revitalisation movements really stand for, what they use language for, and who the people spearheading these movements are
Contents / Table des matières
- Preface - Researching language revitalisation from a critical sociolinguistic perspective
- Revitalising - Language revitalisation: a genealogy
- Defining language revitalisation
- Revitalisation as recategorisation
- Conflict in the Occitan South of France - Does context stink?
- What the Occitan Language movement is up against: the French Nationalist and Linguistic Project
- Reviving Occitan
- Internal struggles
- Legitimacy - Legitimate language and traditional speakers
- Children as ambiguous participants in language revitalisation
- Conclusion: wrestling with classifi cations in a world of signs
Costa James, 2016, Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach, Oxford: Blackwell & Philological Society, 192 p.
Daté de 2016, mais paru en mars 2017