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Institutional Breton language policy after language shift

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Show simple item record Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg 2015-02-12T13:51:18Z 2015-02-12T13:51:18Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The last twenty years have seen a remarkable change in public and institutional support for Breton language promotion. Language activists who had previously resisted and opposed the actions of the French state are now to the fore in designing and implementing institutional language policies to promote Breton, particularly in schooling, adult learning, media, arts and the public space. Spolsky (2003) usefully distinguishes between policies aimed at revitalization in home language acquisition and usage (notably in educational policy) and regeneration in activities in wider society. This paper concentrates on the regeneration efforts exemplified by the Ya d'ar Brezhoneg program for local language plans, drawing on qualitative interview data from Breton language professionals and employees of Ofis ar Brezhoneg, the Region's Breton language promotion agency. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher De Gruyter en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of the Sociology of Language;223, pp. 117-135
dc.subject language plans en_US
dc.subject regional language policy en_US
dc.subject revitalization and regeneration en_US
dc.subject Breton en_US
dc.title Institutional Breton language policy after language shift 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 2015-02-12T13:48:21Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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