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¡Arriba España! El Régimen Franquista y Su Impacto en Inglés en la España de Hoy

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dc.contributor.advisor Lopez-Sanchez, Ana Baliga, Anjali L. 2014-09-02T13:41:29Z 2014-09-02T13:41:29Z 2014
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on how the policies of the Franco regime (1939-1975) have affected the competency levels of spoken English in Spain today. I use the theoretical framework of language and nationalism, and how language is essential to the building of a nation and national identity, to outline Franco's ideological values regarding the Spanish (Castilian) language. I also focus on the history of Spain dating back to the period of the Catholic Kings, as well as the ideas and writings of the Generation of 1898, a group of Spanish intellectuals who believed in the importance of Castilian Spanish in unifying the nation. I focus on the cultural, linguistic, and educational policies that the Franco regime implemented in an attempt to recreate the Spain of the Catholic Kings and restore Spain to political and economic power. The policies implemented during this time limited the use of languages other than Castilian Spanish in Spain, and also prohibited the entrance of foreign languages, including English, through forms of entertainment such as cinema and television. We observe the effects of his policies on the competency levels of English in Spain today through statistics given by the European Commission, as well as by personal accounts of the Spaniards I encountered on my semester abroad in Seville in the spring of 2013 and my own personal experiences while teaching English there.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Spanish
dc.language.iso spa
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Spain
dc.subject.lcsh Spain -- Politics and government -- 1939-1975
dc.title ¡Arriba España! El Régimen Franquista y Su Impacto en Inglés en la España de Hoy
dc.type Thesis
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