These essays examine the languages of Spain and the British Isles in a variety of contexts. The initial chapters evaluate the impact of General Franco’s dictatorship on regional tongues and appraise the current circumstances and future prospects of specific Romance languages. The contributors on the Celtic tongues in the British Isles consider contemporary language strategies and future policy options, especially with a view to evaluating the survival and revival of indigenous languages in Britain and in Ireland. The final section offers an insight into Manx Gaelic and, in particular, assesses its impact on Anglo-Manx. This volume is one of two, edited by Dr Nic Craith, dealing with language planning in contemporary Europe.
234 x 156 mm
May 1, 1996
Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures 4