French is Alive and Well and (Even) Living in English

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Jacques Saleh  Identity Verified
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French is Alive and Well and (Even) Living in English Feb 2

For those interested in French-English interplay dynamics, here is an article I published in “A Propos” (the online magazine of the ATA’s French Division) a couple months ago. It discusses the French pundits’ near paranoia about the French language eclipse in favor of English. I argue in a tongue-in-cheek way that instead of worrying about this matter, those in the French community who worry about their language standing internationally should on the contrary partake of the English lan... See more
For those interested in French-English interplay dynamics, here is an article I published in “A Propos” (the online magazine of the ATA’s French Division) a couple months ago. It discusses the French pundits’ near paranoia about the French language eclipse in favor of English. I argue in a tongue-in-cheek way that instead of worrying about this matter, those in the French community who worry about their language standing internationally should on the contrary partake of the English language triumphs, as French is in fact very much embedded in the English language and had a major contribution to modern English language inception and development… Here is the link for those who are interested.

http://www.ata-divisions.org/FLD/index.php/tag/jacques-saleh/
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Touche pas à mon pote Feb 4

Unfortunately, some our neighbours on the other side of La Manche seem to be less well-disposed towards the language of perfidious Albion...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/04/an-insult-french-writers-outraged-by-festivals-use-of-sub-english-words


 


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