Middlebury

FREN 0335

Lang Ideolog in Francophonie

Language Ideologies in the Francophone World
Is French really in danger? Does it need to be defended? Language ideologies have prevailed in France since the foundation of the French Academy in 1635. New waves of language defenders emerged in the 20th century especially against English in the technological and entertainment industry. In this course, we will examine the history of French language ideologies in the Francophone world from the 17th to the 21st century in order to better understand French attitudes toward the “bon usage”. In addition to theoretical works, we will explore language laws, newspaper articles, social media posts, radio news, and documentaries. (FREN 0220, 221, 222, 224, 230) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP LNG SOC

Sections

Fall 2020

FREN0335A-F20 Seminar (Zsombok)