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Language attitudes, linguistic authority and independence in 21st century Catalonia

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Show simple item record Byrne, Steven 2020-05-22T11:38:00Z 2019
dc.identifier.govdoc 10.1080/01434632.2019.1638392
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In a context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity and political uncertainty in Catalonia, this article reports on a research project which set out to explore the attitudes of members of independence organisations operating in the city of Girona toward the Catalan and Spanish languages. This study approaches language attitudes through the theoretical lens of linguistic authority, in particular, the concepts of anonymity and authenticity. The data, gathered from six focus groups, provide an insight on the nature of linguistic authority in contemporary Catalonia. Two themes emerge in the informants’ discussion of Catalan and Spanish: ‘twenty-first Century Catalanisme’ and ‘Embracing Linguistic Diversity’. The comments of the respondents indicate that, against the backdrop of the independence process in the region, bilingualism and multilingualism have become highly valued in the territory. In addition, this study suggests that a fuller understanding of the situation in Catalonia may be facilitated by qualitative approaches, which explore attitudes in-depth. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; 41 (8), pp. 702-717
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2019 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject Catalonia en_US
dc.subject independence en_US
dc.subject linguistic authority en_US
dc.subject language attitudes en_US
dc.title Language attitudes, linguistic authority and independence in 21st century Catalonia 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 2021-01-02
dc.embargo.terms 2021-01-02 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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