Linguistic Policies and the Survival of Regional Languages in France and Britain

  • Anne Judge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Anne Judge
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Rise of French and English and the Destruction of the Regional Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Anne Judge
      Pages 7-8
  4. The Regional Languages Spoken in Metropolitan France

  5. The Regional Languages of Britain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Anne Judge
      Pages 149-155
    3. Anne Judge
      Pages 231-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 236-265

About this book


It was traditionally assumed that a single official language was necessary for the wellbeing of the state, particularly in France and Britain. This assumption is now questioned, and regional languages are making, in some cases, an impressive comeback. This book analyses a range of languages' development, decline and efforts at regeneration.

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne Judge
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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