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Manual of Romance Languages in the Media

Ed. by Bedijs, Kristina / Maaß, Christiane

Series:Manuals of Romance Linguistics 23

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19. Minority Languages in Media Communication

Ramallo, Fernando


The media represent an area of priority in sociolinguistics. Given their relevance within modern societies, the presence, use and symbolization of multilingualism in the media has been subjected to numerous analyses from different perspectives. In this chapter, the role of the media in contexts of language minorization is addressed as well as their relevance in protecting and promoting minority languages. The case study is that of Galicia, where there are two language communities whose languages have a highly unequal presence in the media. This chapter summarizes the presence of the Galician language in both traditional and new media, highlighting strengths and weaknesses by following three criteria: the general sociolinguistic context, media ownership and public policies.

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Fernando Ramallo (2017). 19. Minority Languages in Media Communication. In Kristina Bedijs, Christiane Maaß (Eds.), Manual of Romance Languages in the Media (pp. 453–470). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110314755-020

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110314755

Online ISBN: 9783110314755

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