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The architect of modern Catalan : selected writings

Author: Pompeu Fabra; J Costa Carreras; Alan Yates
Publisher: Philadelphia ; Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) is renowned as the person who reformed and codified modern Catalan, giving it the condition of a normativised language of culture that proved fit to meet all the challenges of the twentieth century. The context in which he worked was defined by the ideology and momentum of a dynamic Catalan nationalism emerging out of the nineteenth-century cultural revival movement, energies which have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fabra, Pompeu, 1868-1948.
Architect of modern Catalan.
Philadelphia ; Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009017907
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pompeu Fabra; J Costa Carreras; Alan Yates
ISBN: 9789027289247 9027289247 9027232644 9789027232649 1282395556 9781282395558
OCLC Number: 649901392
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Architect of Modern Catalan; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; The Pompeu Fabra University and the Architect of modern Catalan; Pompeu Fabra; Pompeu Fabra: A universal linguist; Prologue; 1. General presentation; 2. The Catalan language; 3. Pompeu Fabra: A life's work in applied linguistics; 4. Presentation of the edition; Selected writings of Pompeu Fabra; Index of names and concepts; Index of names and concepts.
Responsibility: Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) ; selection and edition of texts and introduction by Joan Costa Carreras ; translation by Alan Yates ; prologue by Georg Kremnitz.

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Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) is renowned as the person who reformed and codified modern Catalan, giving it the condition of a normativised language of culture that proved fit to meet all the challenges of the twentieth century. The context in which he worked was defined by the ideology and momentum of a dynamic Catalan nationalism emerging out of the nineteenth-century cultural revival movement, energies which have continued to affect politics in the Spanish state through to the present. The imposing corpus of Fabra's writings --newspaper articles, lectures and papers, various grammars and the reda.

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