Peret’s (Catalan-language) recording of El mig amic is from Spanish telly in 1969, when, as Wikipedia continues to remind us, the “use of Catalan in the mass media was forbidden.” Such claims have decreased considerably over the last five years due solely to kalebeul‘s relentless and fearless campaigning. One important defeat for the inventors of history has been the acknowledgement by the Generalitat, the Catalan regional government, that Catalan was retained for legislative and administrative purposes under Felipe V’s Nueva planta and not banned as they had previously alleged. The section on Franco overstates the cons and leaves out the pros, but progress is being made.
- Allen shite “not a decision even remotely connected with the Generalitat”
Tom’s being more naive than necessary re the latest Woody Allen crap being in Catalan and English only. Mediapro was a
- The exonymy wars: Generalidad de Cataluña and Comunitat de Madrid on Wikipedia
I was amused to note that there are massive flames on the Spanish Wikipedia re the (political) rectitude of using the
- Zombie manufacturing
The death agonies of the car industry in Barcelona’s Zona Franca district.
- How regional language policy in Spain is pissing off foreign investors
Here’s most of the second half of an article dealing with the Air Berlin affair in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, a MOR
- evict a language from el pueblo español
We don’t like to say so in public, but we all know that most of the world’s remaining x thousand languages