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Breton

1
André . 1896--1966, French poet and art critic: founder and chief theorist of surrealism, publishing the first surrealist manifesto in 1924

Breton

2
1. a native or inhabitant of Brittany, esp one who speaks the Breton language
2. the indigenous language of Brittany, belonging to the Brythonic subgroup of the Celtic family of languages

Breton

 

the language of the Bretons, which belongs to the Celtic group of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken in the peninsula of Brittany, along with the French language, by approximately 1.1 million people (1967 estimate). Breton is divided into four dialects: Vannetais (or southeastern) in the department of Morbihan, Trégorrois (northeastern) in the western part of the department of Côtes-du-Nord, and Cornouaillais (southwestern) and Léonais (northwestern) in the department of Finistère. There is no single colloquial literary language; magazines published in Breton use the Léonais dialect as the basis of the literary language. The first written records in the Breton language are the glosses of the eighth to the 11th centuries. The first lexicon, a Breton-Latin-French dictionary, was compiled in 1464.

REFERENCES

Vallée, F. La langue brétonne en 40 leçons. St. Brieuc, 1940.
Hemon, R. La langue brétonne. La Baule, 1947.
Ernault, E. Glossaire moyen-bréton, 2nd ed. Paris, 1896.
Loth, J. Vocabulaire vieux-bréton, avec commentaire. Paris, 1884.
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Ha sido bien establecido por Marguerite Bonnet -quien estuvo a cargo de la edicion de las Obras completas de Breton (Gallimard, 1992)--y por Fabienne Bradu--autora de Breton en Mexico (Vuelta, 1996; segunda edicion, FCE, 2012), el estudio documental y cronologia mas completos sobre la estadia del surrealista en Mexico--que Breton solo pudo ofrecer la primera de sus cinco conferencias previstas en la Universidad, aunque al mes siguiente dicto otras dos en el Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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