Language, Citizenship And Identity In Quebec by L. OakesLanguage, Citizenship And Identity In Quebec by L. Oakes

Language, Citizenship And Identity In Quebec

byL. Oakes

Paperback | January 5, 2007

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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.
LEIGH OAKES is Reader in French and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. His research explores questions of language and national identity in Quebec, Sweden, France and the European Union. He has written numerous journal articles and is the author of Language and National Identity: Comparing France and Sweden. JANE WAR...
Title:Language, Citizenship And Identity In QuebecFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.65 inPublished:January 5, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580106

ISBN - 13:9780230580107

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Foreword; G.Bouchard Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: NEW CHALLENGES From French Canadian to Quebecer Redefining the Quebec Nation Quebec in a Globalising World PART 2: A COMMON LANGUAGE French: A Language for All Quebecers Whose French? Language Attitudes, Linguistic Insecurity and Standardisation PART 3: DIVERSE EXPERIENCES Language, Immigration and Belonging in Quebec Transformations of Anglophone Quebec Linguistic Rights for Aboriginal Nations Conclusion Notes Appendix Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

Winner of the 2008 Pierre Savard Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies.'An outstanding case-study for all those interested in problems of language and majority and minority identity in the era of globalisation' - Rachel Killick in Journal of French Language Studies'The book has many strengths, including the clarity of its structure and presentation, the cognency of its argumentation, the relevance of its analyses to the ongoing development of language planning as a discipline and, most important, its significant contribution to the understanding of the complex sociolinguistic reality of contemporary Quebec.' - Maeve Conrick in Language in Society'...a concise yet clear overview not only of the Quebec situation as a particular case, but also of the general theoretical concepts of identity and citizenship that play a key role in the Quebec nation-building process. ...excellent analysis of the young Quebec Nation and the challenges it faces, bound to become indispensable to many a student, scholar or non-expert interested in the Quebec case...' - The Linguist List