"Francophonie" in the 1990's: Problems and Opportunities

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Multilingual Matters, 1996 - History - 215 pages
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This book examines some of the problems and opportunities facing French-speaking countries in the world in the mid-1990s. After considering the development of French influence and presence outside France, it investigates the nature and diversity of countries and areas of the world where French is spoken. 'Francophonie' can be defined in three ways: by the use of the French language; by membership of a formal, organised community of nations; or by the acceptance and promotion of a set of values and beliefs.
 

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Contents

The distribution of contemporary Francophonie
22
Pan
43
The problem of English and other languages
63
The last colonies? The DOMTOM
76
The economics of Francophonie
94
The organisation of Francophonie
117
Africa
131
Asia and the Pacific
155
Conclusions
177
Appendix
194
Index
213
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Dennis Ager is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages at Aston University, UK. His interests lie in the interface between language and society. He is the author of Francophonie in the 1990s: Problems and Opportunities (Multilingual matters, 1996), Language Policy in Britain and France: The Processes of Policy (Cassells, 1996), Language, Community and the State (Intellect, 1997) and Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language (Multilingual matters, 1999).

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