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Transmission et dynamique des parlers du Croissant

Abstract : The linguistic Crescent is the transitional area between langue d’oc and langue d’oïl. Today, the Crescent varieties are highly endangered. Since the 1940s, these varieties have not been passed over to the next generations and most of the remaining native speakers are now elderly people. However, during the last decade, there has been a growing awareness among those speakers regarding the situation and future of their varieties, which has led them to undertake several local initiatives. In this paper, we focus on four local associations, which differ from each other in terms of size, goals and activities. For each of these, I study their respective goals, members, fields of action and their views regarding language variation. We also take into account the way they make use of new technologies and the advantage that ensue from this use. Furthermore, we examine the issue of language standardisation and feelings of the association members to this respect. Lastly, we consider the question of language revitalisation, which is now the sole actual possibility to enhance the practice of the Crescent varieties.
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Maximilien Guérin. Transmission et dynamique des parlers du Croissant. Les Cahiers du GEPE, Université de Strasbourg, 2020, Langues minoritaires : quels acteurs pour quel avenir ?, 12. ⟨halshs-03102135⟩



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