University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Regulating language: Territoriality and personality in plurinational Spain

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record Morales-Galvez, Sergi Cetrà, Daniel 2021-11-25T11:17:21Z 2021-11-25T11:17:21Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article examines the regulation of linguistic diversity in Spain from a combined empirical and normative perspective. Spain is a particularly interesting case due to the intersection of linguistic and national diversity and its peculiar combination of territoriality and personality. We first present a conceptual framework which draws on the personality and territoriality distinction as established by political philosophers. Second, we examine the way multilingualism is regulated in Spain. A dual system emerges in which Castilian is the only state language while four other languages – Aranese, Basque, Catalan and Galician – are co-official in six Autonomous Communities. We identify two models concerning the degree of institutionalisation of non-Castilian languages: co-officiality and limited recog nition. Finally, we characterise and assess normatively the advantages and disadvantages of the Spanish linguistic regulation. We argue that the Spanish linguistic system may be characterised as an Unequal Personality Linguistic Regime. This regime offers several in strumental advantages related to the prevalence of a shared language as well as a significant degree of territorial accommodation for minority language groups, but it also gives rise to injustices related to unequal treatment and domination. This article contributes to the academic debate about the politics of language by analysing a paradigmatic case of mul tilingualism and plurinationalism, Spain, and considering the usefulness of the territoriality and personality framework to study specific cases. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ethnicities.;
dc.subject language policy en_US
dc.subject language rights en_US
dc.subject linguistic justice en_US
dc.subject linguistic personality principle en_US
dc.subject linguistic territoriality principle en_US
dc.subject multilingualism en_US
dc.subject Spain en_US
dc.subject nationalism en_US
dc.subject unequal personality linguistic regime en_US
dc.title Regulating language: Territoriality and personality in plurinational Spain en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/14687968211050180
dc.contributor.sponsor Ministry of Science and Innovation and Ministry of Universities of the Spainsh Government en_US
dc.relation.projectid FJC2018-037713-I en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


My Account