Reconstructing the timeline of the vernacular linguistic shift from Catalan to French in Northern Catalonia (19th-20th centuries)


  • Brauli Montoya Abat Universitat d'Alacant


Paraules clau:

substitució lingüística, català, francès


The article is an attempt to reconstruct the process of linguistic shift from Catalan to French in Northern Catalonia through indirect news, compiled in a corpus of texts and authors from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We begin with the historical period before the introduction of the French language (late eighteenth and early nineteenth century), continue with references to the interruption of the intergenerational transmission of Catalan within the upper class of Perpignan (mid-nineteenth century to early twentieth century) and end with the expansion of the process throughout Northern Catalonia during the remainder of the twentieth century.

Biografia de l'autor/a

Brauli Montoya Abat, Universitat d'Alacant

Catedràtic d'Universitat

Departament de Filologia Catalana

Universitat d'Alacant