Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language

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Multilingual Matters, 1 de gen. 1999 - 253 pàgines
This text is about the relationship between language and the society that uses it. It specifically aims to discover what drove and drives the French to concentrate so much on language, on what it is that characterises their approach, and on the explanations for the policies governments have pursued in the past and present.

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Continguts

Insecurity
15
the myth of the hexagon
42
fear of the social outsider
63
the myth of inclusion
86
fear of Franglais
98
Identity
116
Image
165
a policy for openness and diversity?
191
Conclusion
206
Notes
223
References
242
Index
249
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Sobre l'autor (1999)

Dennis Ager is Professor of Modern Languages in the School of Languages and European Studies at Aston University. He is interested in the mutual effect of language and societies, particularly French society. This interest is reflected in work both on the nature of society, particularly on the characteristics of state-minority relations, and on the nature of language, with particular interest in language variety. His most recent books are Francophonie in the 1990s. Problems and Opportunities (Multilingual Matters, 1996), Language Policy in Britain and France: the Processes of Policy (Cassell, 1996) and Language, Community and the State (Intellect, 1997).

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