Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question by P. LarrivLinguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question by P. Larriv

Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question

byP. Larriv

Hardcover | December 17, 2002

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In a multilingual society, the role of each language is parallel to the importance of the community that speaks it; change in power relations between groups is linked to modifications in the status of their language. The Quebec language laws provide a case in point of the relation between social change and language planning. This comprehensive analysis of the Quebec language issue exposes the material and symbolic causes of these legislative measures and assesses their effects. This detailed appraisal also provides answers to more general questions of the nature of language laws and the conditions for their legitimacy.
MARC CHEVRIER Editor of the journal and encyclopaedia L'Agora C.MICHAEL MACMILLAN Professor of Political Studies, Mount Saint University, Halifax JEAN-PHILIPPE WARREN Assistant Professor of Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal COLIN H.WILLIAMS Research Professor in the Department of Welsh, Cardiff University.
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Title:Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec QuestionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.69 inPublished:December 17, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333968999

ISBN - 13:9780333968994

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Notes On Contributors Introduction Language Policy and Planning Issues in Multicultural Societies; C.Williams The History of Quebec in the Perspective of the French Language; J-P.Warren Federal Language Policy in Canada and the Quebec Challenge; C.M. MacMillan A Language Policy for a Language in Exile; M.Chevrier Anglophones and Allophones in Quebec; P.Larrivée A Final Note on Culture, Quebec Native Languages and the Quebec Question; P. Larrivée