Picardo, Edward Nicholas (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
My thesis explores language policy and practice in the history of the people of Gibraltar between 1940 and 1985. This period covers the wartime Evacuation and the Spanish border restrictions and closure, and it is also fundamental in the emergence of Gibraltarian identity and democratic rights. My contention is that these developments were facilitated by growing accessibility to the English language. From being largely the preserve of the colonial establishment and the elite, it emerged as pre-eminent in official use, the media and culture, and higher oral registers. This change was hastened by the Evacuation, which increased awareness of the need for English.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law|
|Department:||Department of Modern Languages|
|Subjects:||D839 Post-war History, 1945 on|
LF Individual institutions (Europe)
PQ Romance literatures
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
Repository Staff Only: item control page