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Language situation and language politics in Corsica
[Jazyková situace a jazyková politika na Korsice]
Jaromir Kadlec
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2018.11.01XL.06
This article deals with the current language situation and language policy of the French state and Corsican self-government on the island of Corsica. The policy pursued by the French Government and the Corsican Assembly is completely contradictory. The central authorities are trying to make the language of the Republic only French, while the Corsican officials seek to make the Corsican language the second official language of the island. However, the Corsican language is on the decline, the young generation uses it less and from a long-term point of view, the language is considered to disappear.

Key words: Corsica, French, the Corsican language, language policy

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