Sociopolitical changes have dramatically altered the situation of Catalan in many domains; its establishment as the everyday language of instruction represents one of the most significant advances. Despite this fact, the usage of this language is not increasing among schoolchildren in Barcelona during their intergroup interactions that are usually resolved in Spanish. Through ethnographic analysis, the present study shows that under certain sociolinguistic conditions this pattern can be partially modified.
Selected Proceedings of the First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
edited by Lotfi Sayahi
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