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Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages- Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de lenguas pluricéntricas


Edited By Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre and Carmen Fernández Juncal

This volume commemorates the 20 th anniversary of Michael Clyne’s seminal volume «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries» published in 1992. The main focus of this volume is the exploration of linguistic standards in non-dominant varieties and the discovery of the ways in which different language communities of non-dominant varieties reconcile their wish to express their national, social and personal identity via language with their desire to adhere to a common language. Another central focus is the way in which the norms of languages, and in particular those of non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages, can be standardized or how given standards can be changed. The papers show that the state of standardization in pluricentric languages may differ strongly from language to language and also differ between varieties of the same language.
El libro conmemora el vigésimo aniversario del influyente volumen publicado por Michael Clyne en 1992, «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries». El objetivo principal consiste en «explorar estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes» e indagar cómo las diferentes comunidades lingüísticas reconcilian la pretensión de expresar su propia identidad nacional, social y personal a través del lenguaje con su mismo deseo de adherencia a una lengua común. Otra cuestión central atiende a la manera en que las normas lingüísticas y, en particular, las normas de las variedades lingüísticas de lenguas pluricéntricas pueden convertirse en estándares o cómo los estándares establecidos pueden ser modificados. Los diversos artículos muestran que la situación y el grado de estandarización en las diversas lenguas pluricéntricas pueden diferir en gran manera entre las distintas lenguas y entre variedades diferentes de una misma lengua.


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Talia BUGEL: El impacto de la integración regional Mercosur en laposición de variedades de español y portugués en elcontinuum no-dominante/dominante


In: Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre, Carmen Fernández Juncal, Klaus Zimmermann, Emilio Prieto, Natividad Hernández (eds.) (2013): Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages / Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de len- guas pluricéntricas. Wien et. al., Peter Lang Verlag. p. 407-422. Talia BUGEL (Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA) El impacto de la integración regional Mercosur en la posición de variedades de español y portugués en el continuum no-dominante/dominante Abstract This paper discusses the impact on attitudes toward varieties of Spanish and Portuguese that resulted from the process of linguistic integration among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, following their eco- nomic integration agreement known as Mercosur (Mercado Común del Sur), launched in 1991. Over the last twenty years, the practice of teach- ing and learning Spanish in Brazil and Portuguese in Argentina and Uru- guay has evolved, influencing the attitudes towards the varieties of the languages involved. The information provided by surveyed participants shows very different relationships of the speakers vis-à-vis their native language conceptualized as a language to be taught to foreign language- speakers, and vis-à-vis a foreign language they themselves want to learn. While Argentineans and Uruguayans are eager to teach Brazilians a ‘neutral’ or ‘international’ variety of Spanish, they themselves want to be taught Brazilian Portuguese. Conversely, Brazilian survey partici- pants wish to teach their neighbours a ‘neutral’ or ‘international’ variety of Portuguese, while providing themselves...

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