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Beyond obsolescence: a twenty-first century research agenda for the langues régionales

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2019

Damien Hall*
Affiliation:
Newcastle University
Jonathan R. Kasstan
Affiliation:
University of Westminster
David Hornsby
Affiliation:
University of Kent

Abstract

This Special Issue of the Journal of French Language Studies celebrates a recent surge in enthusiasm for sociolinguistic studies involving the regional languages of France. Taking our cue from the contributions to the volume, which we introduce here, we argue that a changing twenty-first century landscape offers an exciting new agenda for these regional languages (and minority languages more widely), and set out what we see as six key directions for contemporary research.

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