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Title: Politiques, Education et Identités linguistiques
Written By: Karène Sanchez
Series Title: LOT dissertation series

Tandis que s’est pratiquement jouée la perte du protectorat catholique français
en Terre sainte face aux Britanniques, pour l’opinion publique en France et les
pouvoirs publics, au début des années 1920, la Palestine demeure « la plus
française des terres d’Orient » et le Consulat Général de France à Jérusalem
continue à soutenir les oeuvres d’éducation et d’assistance des missionnaires
français. Au coeur du quartier chrétien de la vieille ville de Jérusalem,
le collège des Frères des écoles chrétiennes, fondé en 1876 et une des plus
vieilles institutions éducatives de Jérusalem, est représentatif d’une
partie de la francophonie palestinienne ; il constitue un véritable fer de
lance de la langue et de la culture françaises. Il se distingue par son
ouverture progressive et rapide à toutes les communautés. Sa renommée
dépasse les limites de Jérusalem. Acteurs importants de cette francophonie,
les Frères des écoles chrétiennes jouent le rôle à la fois des
missionnaires de la langue et de la foi. Vitrine de la France dans la
Jérusalem ottomane, le collège s’adapte, lutte pour son autonomie et
perdure face au nouveau contexte mandataire, tandis que le français, langue
des minorités, devient minoritaire. L’étude de cet établissement met en
relief les liens entre langue et religion, langue et identité, langue et
pouvoirs (politique, diplomatique, religieux).

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789078328841