SORRY, I DON'T SPEAK FRENCH

SORRY, I DON'T SPEAK FRENCH

CONFRONTING THE CANADIAN CRISIS THAT WON'T GO AWAY

GRAHAM FRASER

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Editorial:
GENERICA
Año de edición:
2007
Materia
Inglés
ISBN:
978-0-7710-4767-1
Páginas:
340

As the threat of another Quebec referendum on independence looms, this book becomes important for every Canadian — especially as language remains both a barrier and a bridge in our divided country u003cbru003eCanada's language policy is the only connection between two largely unilingual societies — English-speaking Canada and French-speaking Quebec. The country's success in staying together depends on making it work.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eHow well is it working? Graham Fraser, an English-speaking Canadian who became bilingual, decided to take a clear-eyed look at the situation. The results are startling — a blend of good news and bad. The Official Languages Act was passed with the support of every party in the House way back in 1969 — yet Canada's language policy is still a controversial, red-hot topic; jobs, ideals, and ultimately the country are at stake. And the myth that the whole thing was always a plot to get francophones top jobs continues to live.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGraham Fraser looks at the intentions, the hopes, the fears, the record, the myths, and the unexpected reality of a country that is still grappling with the language challenge that has shaped its history. He finds a paradox: after letting Quebec lawyers run the country for three decades, Canadians keep hoping the next generation will be bilingual — but forty years after learning that the country faced a language crisis, Canada's universities still treat French as a foreign language. He describes the impact of language on politics and government (not to mention social life in Montreal and Ottawa) in a hard-hitting book that will be discussed everywhere, including the headlines in both languages.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eu003cbru003eu003ciu003eFrom the Hardcover edition.u003c/iu003e

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