n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Vielsprachigkeit in Südtirol - Modell für Europa oder Kapitulation vor der Geschichte?




<b>Multilingualism in South Tyrol - A model for Europe or the surrender to history?</b> <br>Italy's appropriation of the formerly Austrian lands of South Tyrol in 1919 resulted in a long-lasting oppression of the customs and traditions of the mainly German-speaking population of that province. The process of Italianization came to an end only in the 1970s when South Tyrol was granted a wide-reaching cultural and political autonomy within the framework of the Italian state. This article analyzes the relationship between competing languages in both South Tyrol's dramatic history and the current regional autonomy.


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