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Infoling 9.9 (2021)
Título:Contested Languages
Subtítulo:The hidden multilingualism of Europe
Autores/as:Tamburelli, Marco; Tosco, Mauro
Año de publicación:2021
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Benjamins

This is the first volume entirely dedicated to contested languages. While generally listed in international language atlases, contested languages usually fall through the cracks of research: excluded from the literature on minority languages and treated as mere ensembles of geographically defined varieties by traditional dialectology. This volume investigates the nature of contested languages, the role language ideologies play in the perception of these languages, the contribution of academic discourse to the formation and perpetuation of language contestedness, and the damage contestedness causes to linguistic communities and ultimately to linguistic diversity. Various situations and degrees of language contestedness are presented and analysed, along with theoretical considerations, exploring potential roads to recognition and issues in language planning that arise from language contestedness. Addressing the “language vs dialect” question head on, the volume opens up new perspectives that are relevant to all students and researchers interested in the maintenance of linguistic diversity.

Temática:Otras especialidades, Sociolingüística

Chapter 1. What are contested languages and why should linguists care?
Marco Tamburelli and Mauro Tosco

Section 1. The broader picture

Chapter 2. Contested languages and the denial of linguistic rights in the 21st century
Marco Tamburelli

Chapter 3. Democracy: A threat to language diversity?
Mauro Tosco


Section 2. Identifying and perceiving contested languages

Chapter 4. Mixing methods in linguistic classification: A hidden agenda against multilingualism? The contestedness of Gallo-“Italic” languages within the Romance family
Lissander Brasca

Chapter 5. The cost of ignoring degrees of Abstand in defining a regional language: Evidence from South Tyrol
Mara Maya Victoria Leonardi and Marco Tamburelli


Chapter 6. Deconstructing the idea of language: The effects of the patoisation of Occitan in France
Aurélie Joubert


Chapter 7. Surveying the ethnolinguistic vitality of two contested languages: The case of Kashubian and Piedmontese

Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska and Claudia Soria


Chapter 8. Contested orthographies: Taking a closer look at spontaneous writing in Piedmontese
Emanuele Miola


Chapter 9. Revitalising contested languages: The case of Lombard
Paolo Coluzzi, Lissander Brasca and Simona Scuri


Section 3. Working with contestedness

Chapter 10. Community-based language planning: Bringing Sicilian folktales back to life
Andrea Musumeci

Chapter 11. Teaching Piedmontese: A challenge?
Nicola Duberti and Mauro Tosco


Chapter 12. Publishing a grammar and literature anthology of a contested language: An experience of crowdfunding

Andrea Francesco Daniele Di Stefano


Chapter 13. Which Sardinian for education? The chance of CLIL-based laboratories: A case study
Federico Gobbo and Laura Vardeu


Section 4. Beyond contested languages

Chapter 14. Citizenship and nationality: The situation of the users of revived Livonian in Latvia
Christopher Moseley

Chapter 15. The language ideology of Esperanto: From the world language problem to balanced multilingualism
Federico Gobbo



ColecciónStudies in World Language Problems, 8
Formato:libro impreso
Precio: 99,00 EUR      USD 149.00

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:6 de septiembre de 2021