The Friulian Language: Identity, Migration, Culture

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Are minor languages the lifeblood of cherished local identities or just passports with restricted validity, serving no purpose in today's transnational, global world? Italy's north-eastern region of Friuli is a case in point: in this area, around half a million people speak Friulian, a Romance language of the Rhaeto-Romance family, which is attested to in written texts since 1150 and acquired official minority language status in 1999. Geographically and politically off-centre, Friuli remained isolated for a long part of its ...

The Friulian Language: Identity, Migration, Culture 2014, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443858175

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