Gallo language: distribution area, functional status' dynamics and vitality factors
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- Gallo language; Upper Brittany; language vitality
This paper discusses the distribution area, the functional status and vitality factors of the Gallo language relating to the languages of the northern regions of France (langues d'oil), and classified by UNESCO among the languages on the verge of extinction. The sociolinguistic situation in Upper Brittany, where they speak Gallo, requires close attention: it is more complex than in Lower Brittany, as the territory of the spread of its indigenous language is a buffer zone between the continental romance habitat and Breton enclave in the west of the peninsula. If the Breton language as a historical language of Upper Brittany is well known in France and abroad, the Gallo language is little known. This due to the fact that the Breton language has been considered as the only true historical language of Brittany. The paper analyses the dynamics of the functional status of the Gallo because the interest in its study has really increased, its positions have strengthened, as well as the overall social and cultural context related to regional languages â€‹â€‹in France has changed. In addition, the paper involves the analysis of the Gallo language generation transmission, actual number of the Gallo language speakers, spheres of its use and the degree of its vitality in conditions of domination of the majority (the French) language and the other local language (the Breton language).
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TY - CONF AU - A.S. Bukhonkina AU - V.P. Sviridonova AU - A.V. Stramnoy PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Gallo language: distribution area, functional status' dynamics and vitality factors BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current issues of linguistics and didactics: The interdisciplinary approach in humanities" (CILDIAH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 51 EP - 56 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.10 DO - 10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.10 ID - Bukhonkina2017/11 ER -