The legal rights of Aragonese-speaking schoolchildren

  title={The legal rights of Aragonese-speaking schoolchildren},
  author={Maria Torres-Oliva and Cristina Petre{\~n}as and {\'A}ngel Huguet and Cecilio Lapresta},
  journal={Language Problems and Language Planning},
Abstract Aragon is an autonomous community within Spain where, historically, three languages are spoken: Aragonese, Catalan, and Castilian Spanish. Both Aragonese and Catalan are minority and minoritised languages within the territory, while Castilian Spanish, the majority language, enjoys total legal protection and legitimation. The fact that we live in the era of the nation-state is crucial for understanding endangered languages in their specific socio-political context. This is why policies… 
1 Citations
Actitudes del profesorado de Educación Secundaria hacia la lengua aragonesa.
El aragonés es una de las lenguas europeas en mayor riesgo de desaparición. La normativa actual establece que la introducción y el tratamiento de esta lengua en las escuelas e institutos oscenses


Languages, Minorities and Education in Spain: The case of Catalonia
The intent of the article is to provide an analysis of Catalan language use in the school classroom from a historical, political and socio-linguistic perspective. In so doing, this article seeks to
A Study on Language Attitudes Towards Regional and Foreign Languages by School Children in Aragon, Spain
Abstract The study of language attitudes has proved vital in order to guarantee the success of any proposal for language teaching in schools. Nevertheless, in Aragon, a region of Northern Spain close
Attitudes and Motivation Versus Language Achievement in Cross-linguistic Settings. What is Cause and What Effect?
In the bilingual contexts of two regions of Spain, Asturias (Asturian/Spanish) and Eastern Aragon (Catalan/Spanish), and given the relationship between language attitudes and linguistic proficiency,
Ethnolinguistic identity theory: a social psychological approach to language maintenance
The study of language maintenance and erosion has traditionally been approached from a sociological perspective, and this is understandable given that data are invariably collected at a macrolevel in
Slicing the Onion Ethnographically: Layers and Spaces in Multilingual Language Education Policy and Practice
In this article, we take up the call for more multilayered and ethnographic approaches to language policy and planning (LPP) research by sharing two examples of how ethnography can illuminate local
Linguistic Integration of the Descendants of Foreign Immigrants in Catalonia
Th is article analyzes the linguistic integration of the second generation of immigrants in Catalonia on the basis of the theory of segmented assimilation. Th e main objectives are to discover which
Multilingual education policy and practice: Ten certainties (grounded in Indigenous experience)
Although multilingualism and multilingual education have existed for centuries, our 21st-century entrance into the new millennium has brought renewed interest and contestation around this educational
Liberal Multiculturalism as a Political Theory of State–Minority Relations
Alan Patten and I both defend a liberal egalitarian form of multiculturalism, and so we share a number of premises. As multiculturalists, we share a belief that individuals have legitimate interests
Communication Skills of Bilingual Children.
GENESEE, F.; TUCKER, G. R.; and LAMBERT, W. E. Communication Skills of Bilingual Chidren. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1975, 46, 1010-1014. In order to test whether schooling in a second language affected
Multiplicity and Contention among Ideologies: A Commentary
It is a pleasure and a challenge to comment on this fine set of papers because they bring together a great diversity of ethnographic materials and a range of approaches towards "linguistic ideology."