[lg policy] Re: lgpolicy-list Digest, Vol 106, Issue 31

Ramanujam Meganathan kankoduthavanithan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 01:12:05 EST 2018


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>    1. Discrepancies in the PSOE on the model of immersion in    the
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> Subject: [lg policy] Discrepancies in the PSOE on the model of
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>  Discrepancies in the PSOE on the model of immersion in the Catalan school
> The presidents of Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura defend that
> Catalan parents can choose Spanish as a vehicular language 17 February 2018
> Saturday 07:00 - 172 reads. Discrepancies in the PSOE on the model of
> immersion in the Catalan school 0 0 The controversy over model of
> linguistic immersion in Catalan school that has agitated Government with
> its intention to intervene via 155 has provoked discrepancies in PSOE.
> While Federal Directorate and PSC refuse that executive can use this
> constitutional precept to modify linguistic model in teaching in Catalonia,
> three Socialist regional presidents present on Saturday in Federal
> Committee — Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura — have shared need
> for Catalan parents to choose ir children to receive classes with Spanish
> as a vehicular language. Although only Aragonese president, Javier Lambán,
> defends that state should intervene now to secure it. "Castilian is being
> unfair and illegally abused by Generalitat of Catalonia. is being postponed
> in Catalan school and this is unacceptable. The state has to return to
> Catalonia, from which it has long gone, if we want Catalonia in medium and
> long term is not a insoluble problem, "he has defended Lambán in statements
> to journalists at exit of Federal Committee. More information The PSOE does
> not support implementation of 155 to end linguistic immersion in Catalonia
> Sánchez defends his model: "A PSOE close to its militants is a PSOE close
> to its voters" In opinion of socialist president, intervention of State as
> of article 155 in Catalonia allows to enforce sentences that require that
> at least 25% of classes in Catalonia are taught in Castilian. "Restoring
> state in Catalonia is that state exerts its powers in Catalonia as it
> exerts m in whole of country, and that in Catalonia law is fulfilled. There
> is a judgement of Constitutional Court that states that Castilian is a
> vehicular language just like Catalan in Catalonia and re are sentences of
> High Court of Justice of Catalonia that establish that at least 25% of
> teaching has to be taught in Castilian, "The president of Aragon has
> argued. President Castellanomanchego, Emiliano García Page, shares " aim of
> reflecting and protecting Castilian from Independentist Maw", although he
> does not consider that Government should now intervene in model in
> Catalonia. In his opinion, use of Spanish in whole of Spain must be subject
> of a state pact. That parents can choose language for teaching ir children
> is also shared by president of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernandez Vara. That
> would be "normal" anywhere with two official languages, he has considered.
> Now, however, "This is not time to raise language barricades," or to use
> 155 for this issue. "Now it's time to add up," defended Fernandez Vara, and
> an action like this "more than adding divides." The PSOE has reiterated
> this Saturday that it does not believe that now is time to open debate on
> model of linguistic immersion in Catalonia, and less using for it 155.
> During closed-door replicas of Federal committee, Pedro Sánchez insisted
> that article 155 should serve to "recompose Catalan self-government, and
> for nothing more," according to party's sources. Miquel Iceta, first
> secretary of PSC, supports PSOE's position: "You cannot take advantage of
> implementation of 155 to change language policy in Catalan schools", he
> said. The Government, however, has not yet accurately raised what it would
> do or how to increase teaching hours of Castilian language in Catalonia:
> "We do not understand why government has raised this controversy when it
> also has no idea how to apply it," has Complained Iceta before entering
> Federal committee. Unlike Aragonese president, Iceta believes that "it is
> not way or time to raise this issue." The country has asked Iceta about
> President Lambán's position that Spanish is "unjustly and illegally" in
> Catalonia: "I disagree", has been limited to answering repeatedly Iceta.
>
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> the-psoe-on-the-model-of-immersion-in-the-catalan-school-h15780.html
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>  Harold F. Schiffman
>
> Professor Emeritus of
>  Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
> Dept. of South Asia Studies
> University of Pennsylvania
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
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> Phone:  (215) 898-7475
> Fax:  (215) 573-2138
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> Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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