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EUST2010 essay outline

EUST2010 essay outline - the history of what happened to...

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- the history of what happened to regional languages/dialects from the time of Napoleon - how these languages/dialects are having a renaissance today. - why is there a renaissance? - What does this say about France today? Regional languages in France - Alsatian (eastern, officially recognized, second most-spoken regional language, germanic) - Basque (southwestern, northern basque, isolated, pre-Indo-European, once a empire, long history - Breton (western, celtic, from Britain, endangered language, Roparz Hemon, the only living Celtic language which is not recognized as an official language, today the existence of bilingual dictionaries directly from Breton into languages During the 12th through 17th centuries Breton nobility and higher clergy adopted French as a more international language, and cities in Brittany became largely French-speaking (although also Breton speaking). To be urban has long been viewed as equivalent to speaking French. the word "terrorist" is also tagged on to political activists who want more autonomy for Brittany - Catalan (Roussillon region of southern, romance, During the 15th century, during the Valencian Golden Age , the Catalan language reached its highest cultural splendor, which was not matched again until La Renaixença , 4 centuries later. After the Treaty of the Pyrenees , a royal decree by Louis XIV of France on 2 April 1700 prohibited the use of Catalan language in present-day Northern Catalonia in all official documents under the threat of being invalidated. [1] Since then, the Catalan language has lacked official status in the Catalan-speaking region in France. Northern catalonia - Corsican Romance In Corsica (france) and northern Sardinia(Italy) Traditional lang. of Corsican people The use of Corsican over French has been declining Potentially endangered lang. (UNESCO)
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