[lg policy] bibitem: The State, the Activists and the Islanders: Language Policy on Corsica

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 19 14:54:42 UTC 2011

Robert J. Blackwood - The State, the Activists and the Islanders:
Language Policy on Corsica
Publisher: Springer | 2008-06-19 | ISBN: 140208384X | PDF | 164 pages | 5.71 MB

This analysis of language policy on Corsica provides the first study
of the three levels of language policy existing on the Mediterranean
island of Corsica. It focuses on the key participants - the State, the
language activists and the islanders - in the language debate that has
taken place across the island since its purchase by France. This book
is informed by recent work on language planning, both theoretical and
relating to specific case studies. At the same time, it engages with
trends in sociolinguistics over the past decades, which have included
language planning in their investigations of languages in contact,
language obsolescence and language death. A central premise of this
book is that the three discrete categories of participants in the
language debate are closely interrelated and that the status and
position of Corsican in relation to French cannot be understood
without a thorough exploration of these three strands. This volume
will appeal to researchers and students in French Studies,
sociolinguistics, and especially language policy.


N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal,
and to write directly to the original sender of any offensive message.
 A copy of this may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman,

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to

This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list