"My variety is flawed": The social legitimacy of eofalas = "A miña variedade é defectuosa": a lexitimidade social das neofalas

O'Rourke, B. and Ramallo, F. (2013) "My variety is flawed": The social legitimacy of eofalas = "A miña variedade é defectuosa": a lexitimidade social das neofalas. Estudos de Linguistica Galega, 5, pp. 89-103.

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Abstract

Although the Galician language has survived several centuries of contact with Castilian, a combination of socio-political and socio-economic factors in the second half of the 20th century accelerated the process of linguistic substitution. Linguistic policy actions launched since 1980, however, have tried to contain this tendency, in an effort to keep the Galician language in areas where it has always been spoken and to revitalize it in those traditionally displaced. Although the number of the so-called "native speakers" or "traditional speakers" of the Galician language continues to fall, there has been an incipient recovery of the language between certain newer, urban and native decastelán speakers. Although the social characteristics of this group are positive for the survival perspectives of the Galician language, the so-called "about the "new speakers" and the "new speakers" of Galician. These speeches were produced in three discussion groups with native and non-native speakers of Galician. In our analysis of the data, stop us in the role of the neo-phalantine as a legitimate and legitimized speaker (Bourdieu 1982). The work concludes that the sociolinguistic space of the neofalas and the neo-phalantines needs more social recognition, which is essential for the future of the language.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette
Authors: O'Rourke, B., and Ramallo, F.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Estudos de Linguistica Galega
Publisher:Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
ISSN:1889-2566
ISSN (Online):1989-578X

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