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Switching language dominance for ideological reasons: A study of Galician new speakers' speech production and perception

  title={Switching language dominance for ideological reasons: A study of Galician new speakers' speech production and perception},
  author={Gisela Tom{\'e} Lourido and Bronwen G. Evans},
In minority language communities, language choice may be related to identity. In the bilingual community of Galicia, some speakers switch language dominance at a late stage in development, normally during adolescence. These 'new speakers', neofalantes, are originally dominant in Spanish but switch to Galician for cultural or ideological reasons. The present study investigated the consequences of this language shift for neofalantes' production and perception of Galician. The results demonstrated… 

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