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French in and out of France

Language Policies, Intercultural Antagonisms and Dialogue

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Edited By Kamal Salhi

This book examines policy planning and implementation and language variation in the realm of intercultural communication in France, Europe, the Americas, Australia, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The book aims to discern trends in the development of the capacity of Francophone speakers to engage in dialogue across linguistic boundaries. Each study in the volume seeks to evaluate and analyse the antagonistic situations that have resulted from colonial culture and the post-independence hegemonic cultures. These situations are investigated through their expression in the French language and the languages with which it coexists in the countries considered here. The expertise of linguists and language specialists in this volume provides formalist and structural insights and an innovative phenomenology of language and newly available quantitative and qualitative studies of synchronic language. These methodologies are applied to a wide range of subject areas: law, history, literature, politics and society. Taken as a whole the book offers a fresh perspective on the issues surrounding French within and beyond France in the post-colonial and Francophone contexts.

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Acknowledgements VII KAMAL SALHI Introduction: French Within and Without France GABRIELLE PARKER The Fifth Republic and the Francophone Project II ANNE JUDGE Contemporary Issues in French Linguistic Policies 35 STEPHEN JUDGE Language as a Human Right: A Legal Problem for France 73 NIGEL ARMSTRONG AND MIKAEL JAMIN Le franr;ais des banlieues: Uniformity and Discontinuity in the French of the Hexagone I 07 KAMAL SALHI AND HENRI JEANJEAN France and her Linguistic Minorities: A Case of 'Domestic Colonialism' in Occitania RICHARD WAKELY French in Belgium: Belgian French, French Belgium Joy CHARNLEY Le point de vue suisse romand: the French Language in Switzerland MAEVE CONRICK Language Policy and Gender Issues in Contemporary French 137 I67 187 205 VI MAEVE CONRICK French in the Americas PETER BROWN, LOUISE MAURER, CHANTAL CROZET AND TONY LIDDICOAT French in Australia: Policies and Practices GABRIELLE PARKER France and Southern Africa: Culture, Co-operation and Language Policy PATRICK CORCORAN Language and Cultural Affiliation in West Africa: The Case of Ahmadou Kourouma DAWN MARLEY Diversity and Uniformity: Linguistic Fact and Fiction in Morocco FARID AITSISELMI Language Planning in Algeria: Linguistic and Cultural Conflicts MANSOUR SA YAH. TRANSLATED BY KAMAL SALHI AND ANNE JUDGE Contents 237 265 291 313 335 377 Linguistic Issues and Policies in Tunisia 411 MALAK BADRAWI French in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon: Attitudes and Policies 433 Selected Bibliography 461 Contributors 471

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