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Galician language planning and implications for regional identity: restoration or elimination?

Galician language planning and implications for regional identity: restoration or elimination?
Galician language planning and implications for regional identity: restoration or elimination?
Lexical interference between Galician and Castilian has resulted in deep-seated convictions regarding traditional functions and domains. In 1982, standard Galician was introduced to replace Castilian as the official, institutionalised language. The roles of both languages are traced within the education system, the media and local government and an evaluation is made of current attitudes. Consideration is given to how far assimilation and interference have been halted. Conclusions indicate that younger respondents reassign values and tokens to both varieties due to institutionalisation. Notions of language loyalty are prevalent as the community aspires to preserve Galician as a symbol of regional identity.
1460-8944
257-271
Beswick, Jaine
502ef67c-c84e-4037-ba69-45bc65dbf594
Beswick, Jaine
502ef67c-c84e-4037-ba69-45bc65dbf594

Beswick, Jaine (2002) Galician language planning and implications for regional identity: restoration or elimination? National Identities, 4 (3), 257-271. (doi:10.1080/1460894022000026123).

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Lexical interference between Galician and Castilian has resulted in deep-seated convictions regarding traditional functions and domains. In 1982, standard Galician was introduced to replace Castilian as the official, institutionalised language. The roles of both languages are traced within the education system, the media and local government and an evaluation is made of current attitudes. Consideration is given to how far assimilation and interference have been halted. Conclusions indicate that younger respondents reassign values and tokens to both varieties due to institutionalisation. Notions of language loyalty are prevalent as the community aspires to preserve Galician as a symbol of regional identity.

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Published date: 2002

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Local EPrints ID: 37921
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37921
ISSN: 1460-8944
PURE UUID: 45ef3039-724c-4ae4-83ec-1cb3a5c4d30d
ORCID for Jaine Beswick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1866-939X

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Date deposited: 26 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:58

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