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Une langue minorée pour un grand public : les pieds dans le Platt

Abstract : The question of language is always complex in the Lorraine region of France, in particular when it comes to a minor language, i.e. the Franconian language generally called "Platt" or "Platt lorrain" (Lorraine Franconian). Just like this cross-border area, which has yet to find its own/an identity - the Greater Region of Luxembourg (Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Palatinate) - Platt, which runs throughout this region, has not yet been the focus of regular analysis. It has however been an endless source of controversy, which stems both from the misunderstanding of the cross-border context and the "anti-German" stereotypes that continue to prevail. The first part of our analysis centres on the characterisation of what this minor language is and what remains of it ; the second part focuses on the distribution and reaction by the general public to the book : Le Platt lorrain pour les nuls (Lorraine Franconian for Dummies). The interest in this work demonstrates the fervour behind this issue, which goes beyond mere linguistics by contributing to cultural mediation as well.
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Vincent Meyer, Hervé Atamaniuk. Une langue minorée pour un grand public : les pieds dans le Platt. Synergie Pays germanophones, 2013, pp.En ligne. ⟨sic_00850354⟩

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