Contested Languages

The hidden multilingualism of Europe

Editors
| Bangor University
| University of Turin
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ISBN 9789027208040 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
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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.
[Studies in World Language Problems, 8]  Expected February 2021.  vi, 257 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. What are contested languages and why should linguists care?
Marco Tamburelli and Mauro Tosco
1–16
Chapter 2. Contested languages and the denial of linguistic rights in the 21st century
Marco Tamburelli
17–36
Chapter 3. Democracy: A threat to language diversity?
Mauro Tosco
37–52
Chapter 4. Mixing methods in linguistic classification: A hidden agenda against multilingualism? The contestedness of Gallo-“Italic” languages within the Romance family
Lissander Brasca
53–82
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
83–98
Chapter 6. Deconstructing the idea of language: The effects of the patoisation of Occitan in France
Aurélie Joubert
99–118
Chapter 7. Surveying the ethnolinguistic vitality of two regional collateral languages: The case of Kashubian and Piedmontese
Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska and Claudia Soria
119–136
Chapter 8. Contested orthographies: Taking a closer look at spontaneous writing in Piedmontese
Emanuele Miola
137–156
Chapter 9. Revitalising contested languages: The case of Lombard
Paolo Coluzzi, Lissander Brasca and Simona Scuri
157–176
Chapter 10. Community-based language planning: Bringing Sicilian folktales back to life
Andrea Musumeci
177–190
Chapter 11. Teaching Piedmontese: A challenge?
Nicola Duberti and Mauro Tosco
191–200
Chapter 12. Publishing a grammar and literature anthology of a contested language: An experience of crowdfunding
Andrea Francesco Daniele Di Stefano
201–212
Chapter 13. Which Sardinian for education?: The chance of CLIL-based laboratories: A case study
Federico Gobbo and Laura Vardeu
213–226
Chapter 14. Citizenship and nationality: The situation of the users of revived Livonian in Latvia
Christopher Moseley
227–236
Chapter 15. The language ideology of Esperanto: From the world language problem to balanced multilingualism
Federico Gobbo
237–258
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics