THE SITUATION OF THE ARANESE LANGUAGE IN COMPARISON WITH OCCITAN (La situation de l'aranais par rapport a l'occitan de France)
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The Aranese language is one of the varieties of gascon regiolect, used in the Vall d'Aran on the Spanish Catalonia's territory. Its situation is specific, comparing to the other varieties of the Occitan language. It is due to the fact, that Aranese is not submitted to French dominance. Also, in the Vall d'Aran, Spanish and Catalan are spoken too, provoking the situation of the trilingualism. During the history, the statut of the Aranes have not changed, it never was seriously endangered. The majority of Vall d'Aran's inhabitants is able to use it, or possess the passive knowledge. The Aranese is taught in schools and the Generalitat's laws assure for him the presence in public space. It is not visible, though, in the culture and art. The situation of the Aranese differs from its position in France - its stronger and the linguistic identity of locutors is higher.
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