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Democratic Policies for Language Revitalisation: the Case of Catalan

  • Miquel Strubell
  • Emili Boix-Fuster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Miquel Strubell, Emili Boix-Fuster
    Pages 1-16
  3. Miquel Àngel Pradilla Cardona
    Pages 17-56
  4. Jaume Vernet, Eva Pons
    Pages 57-83
  5. F. Xavier Vila i Moreno
    Pages 119-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-254

About this book


A collection of studies offering an up-to-date analysis of official policies to promote Catalan in a democratic framework in each of the main Spanish regions where it is spoken: Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands.


communication education knowledge language policy media planning policy Spanish

Editors and affiliations

  • Miquel Strubell
    • 1
  • Emili Boix-Fuster
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaSpain
  2. 2.Universitat de BarcelonaSpain

About the editors

ALBERT BRANCHADELL Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain JOSEP GIFREU Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain ELENA HEIDERPRIEM-OLAZÁBAL Head of the Documentation Centre of the Secretariat for Language Policy, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain ISIDOR MARÍ Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain JOAN MELIÀ University of the Baleriac Islands, Spain BRAULI MONTOYA Department de Filologia Catalana, Universitat d'Alacant, Alicante, Spain EVA PONS Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona, Spain MIQUEL ÀNGEL PRADILLA-CARDONA Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain JAUME VERNET ROVIRA I VIRGILI University, Tarragona, Spain F. XAVIER VILA I MORENO University of Barcelona, Spain

Bibliographic information


'This book is original in covering all of the Catalan-speaking areas to a grater oror lesser degree and providing detailed and up-to-date infromation on the laws, regulations and practices affecting the use of Catalan in all its historic territory... For anyone wanting to understand how Catalan has reached its current position, and to see how sophisticated langauge planning policies and implimentation strategies have contributed to its regeneration, editors Strubell and Boix-Fuster have produced an invaluable compilation of essays containg a wealth of refernces and information sources.' Anne Ife, Anglia Ruskin University, Current Issues in Language Planning, Sept. 2012

'...the details of a dynamic language policy situation presented here will no doubt prove illuminating when comparisons are ultimately drawn with other linguistic communities by other academics. Future scholarly output can therefore utilise the findings offered within this thorough collection of articles and set them in their global, theoretical context.' -Language Policy, James Hawkey