Publication details [#65840]

Sallabank, Julia. 2019. Language planning and language ideologies in Guernsey. Multilingua 38 (1) : 93–112.
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De Gruyter


In Guernsey, only lately the indigenous former vernacular has been granted any value, at either bottom-up or government level: as its vitality decreases (progressively swiftly), its observed worth for individual and collective identification has waxed. Yet efficient top-down measures to raise speaker number and fluency seem to be low on the agenda. This paper examines this socio-political background's implications for language policy.