By Julia Sallabank
"Language attitudes and ideologies are of key value in assessing the possibilities of luck of revitalisation efforts for endangered languages. in spite of the fact that, few book-length experiences relate attitudes to language guidelines, or tackle the altering attitudes of non-speakers and the motivations of contributors of language activities. via a mix of ethnographic study and quantitative surveys, this booklet offers an in-depth learn of revitalisation efforts for indigenous languages in 3 small islands around the British Isles. the writer identifies and confronts key matters generally confronted through practitioners and researchers operating in small language groups with little institutional help. This e-book explores the complicated dating of ideologies, identification and language-related ideals and practices, and examines the results of those elements for language revitalisation measures. crucial analyzing for researchers attracted to language endangerment and revitalisation, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and language coverage and making plans, in addition to language planners and campaigners"-- Read more...
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The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are also not members of the European Union (EU),2 which has some implications for language policy and funding for minority language development. Lösch (2000) sees attitudes towards the EU in the Channel Islands as varying from enthusiastic vis-à-vis strengthening ties with Normandy (which maintains a cultural centre in Jersey3), to negative, an expression of the historical mistrust of France (Lösch 2000: 101). In all three islands, political and legal independence from the UK and EU is highly valued and strongly defended.
It is therefore necessary to look beyond ‘preservation’ or ‘maintenance’ towards creating sustainable contexts in which people are able to make truly free language choices. In addition to the three positions proposed by Romaine (2008), two further responses to language endangerment can be identified: 4. Address social factors in language shift and language policies. 5. The ‘critical turn’. Position (4), Address social factors in language shift and language policies, is an extension of (3) that includes wider socioeconomic, political and assimilatory pressures on communities associated with minority languages, and thus addresses a wider range of factors in minoritisation and language endangerment.
This strategic border position may have encouraged islanders to distance themselves from a French identity (Lösch 2000). As early as 1206, King John ordered the construction of Castle Cornet to safeguard the harbour in St Peter Port (the Guernsey capital and the main harbour in the Channel Islands) from attacks by enemies in France. Throughout the mediaeval period, the rivalry between the monarchs of England and France continued, culminating in the Hundred Years’ War from 1337 to 1443 (Lemprière 1980: 31).