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ERIC Number: ED467169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 12
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"L'unilinguisme" francais contre le changement sociolinguistique (French "Unilingualism" versus Sociolinguistic Change).
Boyer, Henri
Travaux Neuchatelois de Linguistique (Tranel), n34-35 p383-92 Mar-Oct 2001
This article describes the French unilingual, also seen as a sociolinguistic ideology, in its varieties, especially since the French Revolution: an ideology based on few representations that are both inner and outer linguistic. The article also discusses the attitude of the unilingual in the collective epilinguistic field of experiment. One discourse in particular is analyzed: the debate on the Internet about the signature by France of the European charter on regional or minor languages. As such, it is a testimony of the permanency of a dominant linguistic market in which the unilingual goes on fighting any important sociolinguistic change upon the territory of the national language. (Contains 27 references and 7 notes.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: French
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Identifiers - Location: France