French as a common language in Québec. History, Debates and Positions

Lockerbie, Ian; Molinaro, Ines; Larose, Karim; Oakes, Leigh, French as a common language in Québec. History, Debates and Positions, Éditions Nota bene, Fonds (sciences humaines), 2005, 206 p.
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This volume features texts by four authors, who present and analyze the history of and positions taken on the French language as a social, political and identity-related tool. Ian Lockerbie (University of Stirling, Scotland) looks at the "aménagement" of French in Québec, while Ines Molinaro (University of Cambridge, England) presents a remarkable synthesis of the language and identity-related policies promoted by governments of Québec and Canada. Karim Larose (Université Laval, Québec) traces the emergence of the concept of unilingualism in Québec and finally, Leigh Oakes (University of London, England) questions whether it is possible to "de-ethnicise" a language entirely, and seeks means of making French acceptable and attractive to immigrants settling in Québec.
The main objective of the collection "New Perspectives in Québec Studies" is to ensure a wider diffusion of scientific knowledge about Québec. Each volume contains the English translation of an article previously published in French in Globe. Revue internationale d'études québécoises.

A collection published in cooperation with Globe, revue internationale d'études québécoises.