undergraduate thesis
The history of language death in Great Britain

Dana Surić (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
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TitleThe history of language death in Great Britain
AuthorDana Surić
Mentor(s)Sanja Škifić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This final paper focuses on the language death of Celtic languages, primarily caused by the English language, on the territory of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. In the first part of the work, the terms “language death“ and “language shift“ are explained. These are the processes that many languages in the world face or have faced in the past, among which are Celtic languages as well presented in this paper in the second part of the work. Therefore, in the second part of the work, the decline in the use of Insular Celtic languages and various reasons which caused it are elaborated. The Insular Celtic group is divided into two branches, the Goidelic branch where Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx are placed; and the Brythonic branch where Welsh and Cornish are found. Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh are extremely endangered, while Manx and Cornish could be considered dead since they are only marginally spoken. There are some revival attempts which up to this point have not been sufficient.
Parallel title (Croatian)Povijest odumiranja jezika u Velikoj Britaniji
Committee MembersLidija Štrmelj (committee chairperson)
Sanja Škifić (committee member)
Anna Martinović (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-27
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Tema ovog završnog rada je umiranje keltskih jezika, što je prvenstveno uzrokovano engleskim jezikom na području Velike Britanije i Ujedinjenog Kraljevstva. U prvom dijelu rada su objašnjeni pojmovi “umiranje jezika“ te “jezična promjena“. To su procesi s kojima se susreću ili su se susretali mnogi jezici na svijetu, među kojima su također i keltski jezici, koji su predstavljeni u drugom dijelu ovog rada. Stoga, u drugom dijelu rada se razrađuje rijeđa uporaba korištenja insularnih (otočnih) keltskih jezika i različiti razlozi koji su doveli do tog stanja. Insularni (otočni) keltski jezici su podijeljeni u dvije grupe, na goidelsku granu gdje spadaju irski, škotski i manski; te britonsku granu gdje su velški i kornski. Irski, škotski i velški su iznimno ugroženi, dok se manski i kornski mogu smatrati mrtvima s obzirom da se samo marginalno govore. Postoje neki pokušaji oživljavanja jezika koji su se do sada pokazali nedovoljnima.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)language death Celtic languages Goidelic Brythonic Irish Scottish Gaelic Manx Welsh Cornish umiranje jezika keltski jezici goidelski britonski irski škotski manski velški kornski
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:533157
CommitterGorica Lovrić