Religion and the survival of ‘minority’ languages: the Catalan case.

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    • Abstract:
      In this article, the author contests the common assumption that association with organized religion has always been an important positive factor in the survival of minority languages. On the basis of his research on the history of Catalan, a native or inhabitant of Catalonia, and on secondary evidence from Breton, Occitanian, Welsh, and Scottish Gaelic, the author argues that the interest of various churches in such languages was determined by the monolingualism of the lower sections of society. Their main concern was to keep those sections in the monolingual, and hence socially dependent, state. As a consequence, the effect on the languages themselves was essentially negative as confirmed in their debased status and their role as barriers to social ascent.
    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Liverpool
    • Full Text Word Count:
      13599
    • ISSN:
      0307-1022
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/03071020500082702
    • Accession Number:
      17484983
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MARFANY, J.-L. Religion and the survival of ‘minority’ languages: the Catalan case. Social History, [s. l.], v. 30, n. 2, p. 154–174, 2005. DOI 10.1080/03071020500082702. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=aph&AN=17484983. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Marfany J-L. Religion and the survival of ‘minority’ languages: the Catalan case. Social History. 2005;30(2):154-174. doi:10.1080/03071020500082702
    • APA:
      Marfany, J.-L. (2005). Religion and the survival of ‘minority’ languages: the Catalan case. Social History, 30(2), 154–174. https://doi.org/10.1080/03071020500082702
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Marfany, Joan-Lluís. 2005. “Religion and the Survival of ‘Minority’ Languages: The Catalan Case.” Social History 30 (2): 154–74. doi:10.1080/03071020500082702.
    • Harvard:
      Marfany, J.-L. (2005) ‘Religion and the survival of “minority” languages: the Catalan case’, Social History, 30(2), pp. 154–174. doi: 10.1080/03071020500082702.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Marfany, J-L 2005, ‘Religion and the survival of “minority” languages: the Catalan case’, Social History, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 154–174, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Marfany, Joan-Lluís. “Religion and the Survival of ‘Minority’ Languages: The Catalan Case.” Social History, vol. 30, no. 2, May 2005, pp. 154–174. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/03071020500082702.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Marfany, Joan-Lluís. “Religion and the Survival of ‘Minority’ Languages: The Catalan Case.” Social History 30, no. 2 (May 2005): 154–74. doi:10.1080/03071020500082702.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Marfany J-L. Religion and the survival of ‘minority’ languages: the Catalan case. Social History [Internet]. 2005 May [cited 2020 Dec 5];30(2):154–74. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=aph&AN=17484983