Indagini sociolinguistiche e programmazione della politica linguistica per la tutela e promozione delle lingue di minoranza in Trentino

Translated title of the contribution: Sociolinguistic surveys and language policy planning for the protection and promotion of minority languages in Trentino

Daniela Mereu, Michele Gazzola

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Abstract

Sociolinguistic surveys are indispensable instruments to plan language policy. The data collected through the sociolinguistic survey does not only allow us to have a detailed picture of the sociolinguistic situation of a speech community at a given time, but also to define the objectives (and the resulting indicators) of a language policy. In the case of threatened linguistic minorities that are subject to protection and promotion, the effectiveness of language policy is usually interpreted in terms of increased linguistic vitality. This article examines the case of the minority languages in the Autonomous Province of Trento (Trentino), namely Ladin, Mòcheno and Cimbrian. By using the Intergenerational Transmission Disruption Scale (GIDS), this contribution provides a diagnosis of the linguistic vitality of the three minority languages according to existing data obtained from both previous sociolinguistic surveys and the population census. We conclude with some recommendations about the future planning of the provincial language policy, and the use of data from the new sociolinguistic survey.
Translated title of the contributionSociolinguistic surveys and language policy planning for the protection and promotion of minority languages in Trentino
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)79-96
Number of pages18
JournalMondo Ladino
Volume42
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Language Policy
  • Language Vitality
  • language planning
  • Ladin
  • Cimbro
  • Mocheno
  • Trentino
  • Minority Languages

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