Edited by Miquel Àngel Pradilla Cardona
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 32] 2022
► pp. 107–118
This paper provides an assessment of the contribution of local political scientists to the study of the relationship between language and society in the Catalan-speaking area in the last 25 years. First, the contribution of local political scientists is quite modest in quantitative terms. As a matter of fact, it can be reduced to six people, two of whom are no longer active in the field. Second, this contribution is rather restricted in scope. Only in the areas of political theory and public policies has there been any noteworthy activity. Third, political scientists’ endeavours have had limited influence on the Catalan scholarly milieu and, more specifically, among sociolinguists, who clearly dominate the study of the relationship between language and society in the Catalan-speaking area.