An overview of Francoprovençal vitality in Europe and North America

Zulato, A., Kasstan, J. and Nagy, N. 2018. An overview of Francoprovençal vitality in Europe and North America. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 249, pp. 11-29. doi:10.1515/ijsl-2017-0038

TitleAn overview of Francoprovençal vitality in Europe and North America
TypeJournal article
AuthorsZulato, A.
Kasstan, J.
Nagy, N.
Abstract

We review the current status of Francoprovençal (FP) in all regions where it is spoken. This article is the first of its kind, in that it reports on FP in both Europe and North America (for the latter this is the first demographic report). Figures cited for speaker numbers are therefore speculative. For each region, we present an overview of the linguistic history, current glottopolitical status of FP and demographic information. We describe each variety’s vitality, using Brenzinger et al.’s (2003, Language vitality and endangerment. Paris: UNESCO Expert Meeting on Safeguarding Endangered Languages) UNESCO scale.

KeywordsFrancoprovençal
Ethnographic vitality
UNESCO
Language endangerment
Revitalisation
JournalInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language
Journal citation249, pp. 11-29
ISSN0165-2516
Year2018
PublisherDe Grutyer
Publisher's versionZulato_Kasstan_Nagy_2018.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1515/ijsl-2017-0038
Web address (URL)https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijsl.2018.2018.issue-249/ijsl-2017-0038/ijsl-2017-0038.xml
Publication dates
Published28 Nov 2017

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