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The role and status of the French Language in North Africa

Aitsiselmi, F and Marley, D (2008) The role and status of the French Language in North Africa In: Studies in French applied linguistics. Language Learning & Language Teaching, 21 (6). John Benjamins Pub Co, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 185 - 222. ISBN 9027219826

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Abstract

In this chapter we will examine the role and status of the French language in the Maghreb today, beginning with a brief historical overview to explain the background to this complex issue of language contact. It seems clear that despite an Arabization policy aiming to promote Arabic and reduce the role of French, or even eliminate it completely from the region, the French language continues to play a key role in the three countries of the Maghreb. Any conclusions, however, can only be provisional, as language contact situations are constantly evolving, and even as we complete this chapter new developments are occurring.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of a book chapter published as Aitsiselmi F, Marley D (2008). The role and status of the French Language in North Africa. In Studies in French applied linguistics. Editors: Ayoun D. 21: 185-222. John Benjamins Pub Co, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign Language Study
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > Languages and Translation
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 12:28
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7170

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