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Breton at a Crossroads: Looking Back, Moving Forward

By Lenora A. Timm


This paper examines the changing status of the Breton language over time, with particular emphasis on developments in the past century. Diglossic and oppositional relationships with French are discussed, as well as the shift in symbolic value accorded Breton in recent decades, the opposition between neo- and traditional Breton, and prospects for its persistence in the new century and millennium

Topics: Bilingualism, Diglossia, Language Shift, Language Restoration, Language and Identity, Language and Nationalism
Year: 2013
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