With Friends Like These

Autor: David Meren
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822279
File Size: 13,52 MB
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One of the most enduring images of Quebec's Quiet Revolution is of Charles de Gaulle proclaiming "Vive le Qu�bec libre!" from the balcony of Montreal City Hall. The incident laid bare Canada's unity crisis and has since dominated interpretations of the Canada-Quebec-France triangle. David Meren demystifies this cri du balcon by looking beyond de Gaulle to Quebec's evolving relationship with France after the Second World War and the clash of nationalisms that resulted. By seeking to understand Quebec, Gaullist, and Canadian nationalism, Meren not only casts doubt on established interpretations of events, he also reveals how the challenge of responding to American superpower and influence shaped the triangle.

Linguistic Minorities And Modernity

Autor: Monica Heller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441105255
File Size: 41,53 MB
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The subject of this book is linguistic minorities, and how language is used by speakers of languages which are not the main language of communication. This is a core topic for sociolinguists, who examine how language is actually used within a given context. Globalization, migration, and the erosion of nationhood is creating far more linguistic minorities as society becomes increasingly pluralistic. One of the major sites of contact between languages is the school, and this book focuses on linguistic interaction within this educational context. Through a careful examination of the language practices in the daily life of a school, Monica Heller explores issues such as changing language policy, bilingualism, identity, power, ideology and gender from the point of view of the minority speaker. In so doing she provdies a fresh new insight into this important area of sociolinguistics. Linguistic Minorities and Modernity is written in an accessible and lively narrative style, and uses real-life examples and case studies to illustrate the discussions. The text has been revised throughout, and includes a new introduction by the author. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

Speak Quebec

Autor: Daniel Kraus
Publisher: Speak Quebec!
ISBN: 9780615986906
File Size: 53,62 MB
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Speak Quebec! is a practical handbook for understanding Quebecois, the day-to-day French spoken in the Province of Quebec. Comprising over three thousand commonly-used words and expressions, it provides a dynamic & fun yet accurate reference for English speakers who wish to express themselves in daily Quebec conversation. Designed to open the door to Quebec culture, Speak Quebec! provides a linguistic basis to help understand and appreciate one of the oldest, richest, and most inspired cultures in North America.