Which organization’s mission is to:
- offer courses in French to the general public in France and worldwide;
- promote all aspects of French culture and the cultures of French-speaking countries;
- encourage cultural diversity by showcasing all cultures? Read more »
by Jean-Benoît Nadeau
I am always amazed by the number of strong opinions people have about language.
In French, all you have to say is ‘anglicism,’ ‘dictée’, or ‘bon usage,’ and people’s ears perk up. English speakers are preoccupied with Globish. Spanish speakers with Spanglish.
Language is a source of fascination. The more words there are, the stronger the rhetoric gets.
Julie and I thought about calling this weekly blog column “The Language Anthropologist.” But we thought One Million Words said more. We will be writing about linguistics, but our main focus will be interesting facts, as well as the many beliefs, true or false, that people have about language. Read more »
What proportion of the basic English vocabulary comes from the French or Romance language? Read more »
Julie continues the fight to keep her daughters’ French immersion school open. A French article was written about Nesbitt Elementary School in the local paper, le Journal de Rosemont.
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Which organization was the first to be dedicated to the standardization of French?
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The French language is constantly evolving, but at what rate? How many new terms enter the language yearly? Read more »