If you’ve been following the recent events in Catalonia, you’ve seen the way that language defines how people – and political movements – see themselves within the larger country of Spain. Three languages (including Catalan) have co-official regional status in the country, and together are spoken by close to one third of the population. It’s crucial to understand the linguistic history and make-up of Spain to provide voice-over and multimedia localization to this locale – but it’s also necessary just to understand the current events in the sixth largest country in Europe.
This post will provide a brief linguistic history of Spain and discuss how it affects foreign-language multimedia.
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