Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec

Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec

by L. Oakes, J. Warren


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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230580107
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/05/2007
Series: Language and Globalization
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

LEIGH OAKES is Reader in French and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. His research explores questions of language and national identity in Quebec, Sweden, France and the European Union. He has written numerous journal articles and is the author of Language and National Identity: Comparing France and Sweden.

JANE WARREN is Honorary Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has published at the juncture of sociolinguistics and cultural studies, in journals such as Culture, Theory and Critique and French Cultural Studies. She is co-author of the forthcoming monograph Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Foreword; G.Bouchard Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: NEW CHALLENGES From French Canadian to Quebecer Redefining the Quebec Nation Quebec in a Globalising World PART 2: A COMMON LANGUAGE French: A Language for All Quebecers Whose French? Language Attitudes, Linguistic Insecurity and Standardisation PART 3: DIVERSE EXPERIENCES Language, Immigration and Belonging in Quebec Transformations of Anglophone Quebec Linguistic Rights for Aboriginal Nations Conclusion Notes Appendix Bibliography Index

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