Galician-Portuguese and the politics of language in contemporary Galicia

Dayan-Fernandez, A. and O'Rourke, B. (2020) Galician-Portuguese and the politics of language in contemporary Galicia. In: Strani, K. (ed.) Multilingualism and Politics. Springer, pp. 231-260. ISBN 9783030407001 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-40701-8_10)

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This chapter investigates the tensions around the legitimisation and contestation of the institutionalised standard variety for Galician and examines governmental language policies through the lens of standardisation activism. It looks at how the politics of language operates by focusing on continuing orthographic conflicts and their connection to language revitalisation efforts in contemporary Galicia. The chapter examines two recent events in which the reintegrationist movement has come into the public sphere with an unconventional narrative to influence both the institutional and public discourses’ status quo. Although this is a minority trend in language revitalisation, the chapter shows how reintegrationism’s grassroots activism is a driving force in altering language perceptions and attitudes and as such deserves more attention.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette and Dayan-Fernandez, Dr Alejandro
Authors: Dayan-Fernandez, A., and O'Rourke, B.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities
College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Published Online:22 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature
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