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“Linguistic Policies and the Place of the French Language in the World”

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“Linguistic Policies and the Place of the French Language in the World”
April 19, 2017 2:10 pm
April 19, 2017 4:00 pm
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Time: 2:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 912 Sproul

Jean Charconnet (Associate Professor, l’Universite Paris 8)

Language and plurilingualism have always been part of the way of life of humanity. After the period of decolonization and with the constitution of supra-state entities, such as Europe, we began to concern ourselves with questions of linguistic policies, like linguistic imperialism or the rights of users of regional languages. These questions directly affect our language behavior, as economic and cultural issues affect the diffusion of our languages. How do different languages of intercommunication evolve and take their respective places in the world? What is the place of the French language in this situation? What linguistic landscape can we draw for the future?

This event is sponsored by UC Davis French and Italian Department

For more information please contact: Tobias Warner

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