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Title: L'Aragonés, an endangered minority language : the case of Ayerbe
Author: Bercero Otal, María Rosa
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 8017
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Aragonese is a minority endangered language used in the Alto Aragon area. Ayerbe is a town found in the Plana de Uesca in Alto Aragon, and therefore it is considered to belong to a geographical area where the use of the Aragonese language finds itself in a significant state of decline compared to the use of Castilian Spanish. This study examines the extent to which this is true. The objective was to conduct a questionnaire amongst residents in Ayerbe in order to explore their language use, their perceptions of the language, their linguistic awareness and their affinity to the concept of Aragonese identity. The results suggest that the Aragonese language in Ayerbe is more widely read and understood than was previously thought. This investigation also considers the processes of normalisation and normativisation that will be necessary for the revitalisation of the language.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PC Romance languages