Francophonie in the 1990s Author: Dennis E Ager

Format:
Paperback - 224 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853593239
Published:
30 Nov 1995
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book is intended to make up-to-date information and opinion about Francophonie accessible to English-speaking readers, and to assess how well the international movement of French-speaking nations is placed to face the future. 'Francophonie' can be defined in three ways: as the development and distribution of the French language; as an international movement of nearly fifty countries and regions, similar to, but showing major differences from the Commonwealth; and as a set of cultural and political values which can be shared by other nations for which French is not the only or the main means of communication. Students of French, of international relations, of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, of politics and economics, and those interested in questions of cultural and linguistic identity will find the book invaluable as a source of reference, as an assessment of the effectiveness of the Francophone approach to world problems, and as an evaluation of France's own role in Europe and Africa.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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