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Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question

Linguistic Conflict and Language Laws: Understanding the Quebec Question (Hardback)

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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.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 17/12/2002 ISBN-13: 9780333968994  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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