Skol Diwan in Paris: a step away from regionalism in the teaching of Breton

Authors

  • Denis Costaouec University Paris Descartes – PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/sols.v7i1-2.167

Keywords:

Breton, Diwan schools, minority language promotion, multilingualism, regionalist approach of minority languages

Abstract

This paper presents some information about the opening of a bilingual (French-Breton) Diwan school in Paris, Diwan schools’ characteristics and their teaching methods and Breton teaching in general. It also proposes some considerations of the Diwan schools network’s policy, which draws its inspiration from a regionalist conception of the minority languages’ promotion and on the significance of the opening of a Diwan school in Paris. It claims to open new prospects for developing the teaching of regional languages in France, where this topic is very controversial.

Author Biography

Denis Costaouec, University Paris Descartes – PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité

Dr Denis Costaouec is Associate professor, accredited to supervise research. Department of Linguistics, University Paris Descartes – PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité. Laboratory SeDyl Structure et Dynamique des langues (FRE 3326, CNRS, UMR 8202, -INALCO-IRD, UMR 135). Areas of interest: Breton, Ixcatec (Otomanguean, Mexico), general linguistics, syntax, typology, linguistic documentation.

Published

2013-12-29

How to Cite

Costaouec, D. (2013). Skol Diwan in Paris: a step away from regionalism in the teaching of Breton. Sociolinguistic Studies, 7(1-2), 167–190. https://doi.org/10.1558/sols.v7i1-2.167