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gallego

[gə′yā·gō]
(meteorology)
A cold, piercing, northerly wind in Spain and Portugal.
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The reason for this type of research resides in the hesitation to establish the Galician language as a criterion of canonization, a phenomenon extending to the end of the nineteenth century.
A movement of cultural renaissance, 'O Rexurdimento', emerged in 1846, led by the Galician intelligentsia and aspiring to renew the Galician language and culture.
Furthermore, Arredor de si was written half a century before the grammatical norms of the 1980s were established, many of which opted for a differentialist strategy in order to emphasize the distinctiveness of the Galician language following several centuries of Castilian cultural and linguistic hegemony, and its ensuing socio-linguistic effects on Galician society.
If we accept that minority languages pass through similar stages in the process of elaboration of a standard model and if we add urbanization and aesthetic creation to this processes of cultural modernization (see Joseph), then it becomes obvious that the process of the development of the Galician language determines the evolution of the narrative genre.
In my opinion this can be explained by the fact that the voice is used as a clear image by the author, who in an introductory note explained his basic aims: the exaltation of the Galician language in defence of the common worker.
Born in 1886, he was the first to use Galician language and topics as the focus of all his work; as a politician, he was not only one of the main supporters of the Spanish Republic (19311936), he was also the founder of the Galician Nationalist Party, the first representative of Galicia in Congress, and one of the main writers of the Estatuto de Galicia (a Galician constitution that would provide the region with certain prerogatives for its self government).
Hence, we can observe that the Galician language is not confined to the administrative limits of its territory, but actually spreads out to the communities of Castilla-Leon, Asturias and Zamora.
One of the most recent strategies is the creation of a Galician Literary Critics Section, incorporated within the already solidly constituted Association of Writers in the Galician Language.
Servicing around 3 million of news items in a year, besides Spanish language EFE also provides news in Portuguese, English, Arabic, Catalan and Galician languages.
Now the Spanish government has announced that as part of the same negotiations they will seek official recognition for the Catalan, Basque and Galician languages.