Location

Schewel Hall Room 231

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 11:15 AM

End Date

6-4-2016 11:30 AM

Abstract

rancisco Franco was the fascist dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Franco came into power after the Spanish Civil War as the leader of the Nationalists. His government was a right-wing regime that was characterized by isolation from the international community and suppression of those within the country who challenged his notion of a unified Spanish identity. Franco’s government prohibited use of the languages of the Galician, Catalan, and Basque people of Spain, and in doing so repressed the cultures to which the languages belonged. Since the end of Franco’s reign and his repressive policies these three languages have enjoyed a renaissance due to the freedom that their language use has allowed. An examination of these three recovering languages shows three very distinct possible outcomes for languages facing political oppression and perhaps extinction.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Leslie S. Layne

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Apr 6th, 11:15 AM Apr 6th, 11:30 AM

Language Death and Revival in post-Franco Spain

Schewel Hall Room 231

rancisco Franco was the fascist dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Franco came into power after the Spanish Civil War as the leader of the Nationalists. His government was a right-wing regime that was characterized by isolation from the international community and suppression of those within the country who challenged his notion of a unified Spanish identity. Franco’s government prohibited use of the languages of the Galician, Catalan, and Basque people of Spain, and in doing so repressed the cultures to which the languages belonged. Since the end of Franco’s reign and his repressive policies these three languages have enjoyed a renaissance due to the freedom that their language use has allowed. An examination of these three recovering languages shows three very distinct possible outcomes for languages facing political oppression and perhaps extinction.

http://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Presentations/19