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Devoir et nécessité : à quoi sert le breton à ceux qui le parlent ?

Yves Le Berre 1 Jean Le Dû 2
1 CRBC Brest - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
UBO - Université de Brest, IBSHS - Institut Brestois des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, CRBC - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
Abstract : Although Breton is today only known, actively or passively, by a diminishing group of older adults living in rural areas, it is being taught in both the private and public sectors to French-speaking children by Neo-Breton-speaking teachers under the ‘right to be different’. Breton has moved from the pragmatic sphere into the symbolic. Far removed from the vernaculars, it is descended from a language that was purified by interwar activists to respond to two objectives, namely to ‘reconquer’ a virtual linguistic terrain, including extending it to areas in which Breton had never been spoken, and to open up a cultural and commercial space for Breton identity, an objective now supported by the state, local authorities and the regional media.
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Yves Le Berre, Jean Le Dû. Devoir et nécessité : à quoi sert le breton à ceux qui le parlent ?. La Bretagne Linguistique, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, 2016, 20, pp.147-160. ⟨hal-02930141⟩



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