Publication details [#57598]

Adkins, Madeleine. 2013. Will the real Breton please stand up? Language revitalization and the problem of authentic language. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2013 (223) : 55–70.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Breton speakers' self-evaluations of proficiency -often assessing their own speech as inferior, and literary or academic varieties as suspect-, show the problem of distinguishing -in the context of revitalization efforts- an authentic, fluent speaker in a society where, for generations, the Breton language has been variably overjumped and blackened by the government and the public education system.