Castilian

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the Spanish language as spoken in Castile

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Laws of linguistic normalization passed in the respective Autonomous Communities during the early 1980s thrust each of these languages into public life, concomitantly disconfiguring their diglossic relationship to Castilian, a vestige of Franco's staunch one language-one nation ideology.
A matched guise study carried out by Echeverria in eleven secondary schools in Donostia (San Sebastian) in 2005 documented more positive attitudes toward the local vernacular Basque (region of Goierri) than toward Batua or standard Castilian, a tendency that held true even for those students who came from Castilian-speaking homes and were enrolled in schools where Castilian was the language of instruction.
Various details suggest the representative nature of her Aragonese sample, which generally fits well with our evidence about conversos arrested by Castilian inquisitorial tribunals during their first years of activity.
As d'Abrera's conclusion insists (190-191), this early inquisitorial testimony from Aragon coincides almost perfectly with the earliest Castilian evidence.
Whether that distinctiveness and assertion of Catalonia's special character, which has led its politicians to seek even more autonomy, is best called regionalism, nationalism, or separatism is an argument best left to Catalans, Castilians, and other Spaniards.
Catalans can be as punctilious in their way as Castilians or French academicians, probably because of the extent to which they have established a written language for practical utility and everyday commerce as well as literary aspirations.
The Castilians are far from the most flamboyant team in La Liga, but their strength is that they give little away, especially at the Nuevo Jose Zorrilla.
Russell deals adequately with the cartographic evidence and underlines that the new discoveries were readily shared by Henry with foreigners and that no foreigners were excluded from trade with Henry's Atlantic islands or Guinea, except for the hated Castilians.
Similar prospects over town and country must have been familiar to the Castilians and their chatelaines.
Given that so much hung on the outcome of battles and skirmishes, his point is well made that whilst both sides enjoyed a good fight, the Castilians fought to kill, but the Mexica to capture.
Everything Castilians held dear -- property, sacred spaces, and female honor -- had been violated.
Before Trent, most Castilians did not know the basic articles of their faith; concubinage, absenteeism and ignorance were widespread among the clergy.