Reassessing Gallo as a regional language in France: language emancipation vs. monolingual language ideology

  title={Reassessing Gallo as a regional language in France: language emancipation vs. monolingual language ideology},
  author={John Shaun Nolan},
Abstract This paper discusses the applicability of language emancipation to the regional languages of France and shows that, from a historical and contemporary perspective, it is very relevant for these languages. In particular, Gallo, Eastern Brittany's Oïl language variety, provides a pertinent grass roots illustration of many of the issues addressed through the concept of language emancipation. However, the historical and contemporary entrenchment of a monolingual and centralist language… 
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