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ERIC Number: ED426621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-7
Pages: 67
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Linguistic Pluralism in France.
Laroche, Jacques M.
This paper suggests that a discussion of linguistic pluralism in France begins by chronicling the emergence of French as the primary language in early French history and the role of linguistic minorities at various periods in French history. It then focuses on growing linguistic activism in the second half of the twentieth century, when the emphasis on regionalism became a trend toward pluralism. National legislation and regulation concerning the use and teaching of local languages are noted, and the diverse linguistic minorities within France are then surveyed, examining their histories, distribution, and treatment in education. Languages discussed include Alsatian, Breton, Corsican, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, and Savoyard. Literature on the minority languages of France is briefly reviewed. (Contains 43 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France