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Alcune considerazioni sulla situazione attuale della lingua svana

Breve storia degli studi e pianificazione linguistica

Alessio Giordano    Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia, Italia    

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abstract

This paper features the current situation of the Svan-speaking linguistic communities in Georgia, the Georgian language policies and the attempts made to make Svan a literary language. In 2013, Richard Bærug published Svan Youth Literature, a book containing short stories written by young Svans; this and other recent publications seem to bear witness to the vitality of this endangered language. Anyway, language policy in Georgia still looks far from accepting the Kartvelian languages different from Georgian as separate languages, although other minority languages are earning evident privileges. Recent studies have shed light on some of these problems, which however take on greater meaning when viewed from the diachronic perspective hereby presented.

Published
Oct. 22, 2020
Accepted
April 6, 2020
Submitted
March 6, 2020
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-454-7
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-453-0

Keywords: GeorgiaSvanKartvelianLanguage policyLanguage planningMinoritiesCaucasus

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