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Title: The Defence of French
Subtitle: A language in crisis?
Written By: Robin Adamson
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853599492
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Description:

This book aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of
the world, is in crisis or not. It traces the history and development of
language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory
attitudes of French people to their beloved language. It assesses the
necessity for and the usefulness of the many activities in defence of
French and suggests what its future might be.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781853599491
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 36.95
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