ERIC Number: EJ537745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
The Role of the Speaker in Language Obsolescence: The Case of Breton in Plougastel-Daoulas, Brittany.
Jones, Mari C.
Journal of French Language Studies, v6 n1 p45-73 Mar 1996
Examines the phenomenon of language obsolescence by focusing on Breton- and non-Breton-speakers in France. Investigates linguistic preference, intergenerational transmission and attitudes towards language planning in an attempt to determine the extent to which the speakers themselves are catalysts in the process of language death. (27 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Foreign Countries, French, Generation Gap, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Language Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, Native Speakers, Obsolescence, Parent Influence, Reading Comprehension, Socioeconomic Status, Speech Communication, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France