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Veni, vi, vaig vencer: Differences of Spanish and Catalan Development from Vulgar Latin and Their Relevance Today
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
  • Nathaniel Douglas, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Christina Isabelli, Factulty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Graduation Year
2015
Location
Room E105, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University
Start Date
12-4-2014 10:00 AM
End Date
12-4-2014 11:00 AM
Description
Catalan is a minority language that boasts less than ten million native speakers across Spain, Andorra, France, and Italy. Like Spanish, Catalan is a Romance language that evolved from Vulgar Latin. Through careful analysis of the two languages, one can identify both similarities and differences in the development of phonological, syntactic, semantic, and lexical systems of Spanish and Catalan. Through use of authentic target-language materials, this paper investigates such similarities and differences between the two languages. In doing such, this paper also explores possible future social and political implications of preservation of the Catalan language within the Spanish state.
Citation Information
Nathaniel Douglas and Christina Isabelli, Factulty Advisor. "Veni, vi, vaig vencer: Differences of Spanish and Catalan Development from Vulgar Latin and Their Relevance Today" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christina_isabelli/91/