Conflicting values in contemporary Galicia

O'Rourke, B. (2003) Conflicting values in contemporary Galicia. International Journal of Iberian Studies, 16(1), pp. 33-48. (doi: 10.1386/ijis.16.1.33/0)

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Abstract

This paper analyses and attempts to explain conflicting views about the value associated with Galician in contemporary Galicia. It does so by tracing the possible source of these conflicting values historically, from the effects of language contact with Spanish since the fourteenth century, right through to attempts made to revive Galician in the late nineteenth century to the current sociolinguistic situation in the context of the twenty-first century. It explores the reasons why the number of Galician speakers continues to decline despite the seemingly more favourable attitudes towards the language amongst the Galician population.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette
Authors: O'Rourke, B.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Iberian Studies
Publisher:Intellect
ISSN:1364-971X
ISSN (Online):1758-9150

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