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ERIC Number: ED046269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 40
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Apreciaciones generales sobre Cast. /X/ Cat. [X] en el campo de Tarragona (General Considerations on the Castilian /X/ and the Catalan [X] in Tarragona).
Cerda Masso, Ramon
Revista de Filologia Espanola, v50 n1-4 p57-96 1967
Throughout the centuries in Spain, the Castilians and Catalans have shared cultural, social, political, generational, and human experiences. This exchange was bound to have a linguistic influence of the Castilian on the Catalan language. (In Catalonia bilingualism is prevalent, and in Castile it is not.) While there have been lexical changes, the alterations are difficult to pinpoint. One exception is in the area of phonology, and an example is the phoneme [ X ]. In Old Catalan, it was written as "K" and had the value of [ K ]. In modern Catalan usage, the phoneme is treated as an [ X ] although the usage can vary. The article concentrates on this and other differences between Catalan and Castilian in the province of Tarragona and identifies the affects of bilingualism on the language of various generations. A list of words and expressions is studied orthographically, semantically, phonetically, and psychologically to illustrate the prevailing differences. (DS)
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