LINGUIST List 15.2684

Wed Sep 29 2004

Books: Language Description/Breton: Press

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Standard Breton: Press



Message 1: Standard Breton: Press

Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Standard Breton: Press


Title: Standard Breton 
 Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 440  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Lincom GmbH
        http://www.lincom-europa.com
 
 Author: Ian Press, University of St. Andrews
 
 Paperback: ISBN: 3895868345 Pages: 85 Price: 38 (Europe EURO)
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Breton is an indigenous regional language of France which has over
 the course of the last two centuries come under immense pressure. At
 the turn of the nineteenth-twentieth centuries it was the majority
 language of Lower Brittany, though it lacked prestige and a public
 presence. It was at risk, and had been acknowledged to be at risk
 since at least the early eighteenth century. Nonetheless, in the
 early nineteenth century it was codified and a standard, although a
 shaky one, emerged.
 
 Some commentators consider that it is too late, but in recent years,
 with the plight of lesser-used languages coming under the spotlight
 and the acquisition by Breton culture of great popularity, the
 situation of the language has stabilized or even improved. Breton has 
 a presence in education, the Ofis ar Brezhoneg is having considerable 
 impact, and the language is benefiting from the ?post-standard?
 period, users of Breton feeling more at ease in the hitherto
 negatively perceived variation in the language. A flexible, community 
 standard is emerging. The whole of the grammar is reviewed and
 explored; everything has been checked by eminent native speakers.
 Variation remains, and not every native speaker will agree with
 everything, but linguistic debate is a sign of the health of the
 language. 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Language Description 
 Subject Language(s): Breton (Language Code: BRT) 
 
 Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11575

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