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Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec
     

Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec

by L. Oakes, J. Warren
 

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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

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Globalization is calling for new conceptualizations of belonging within culturally diverse communities. Quebec, driven by the pressures of maintaining Francophone identity and accommodating migrant groups, provides a fascinating case study of how to foster a sense of belonging.

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Winner of the 2008 Pierre Savard Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies.

'An outstanding case-study for all those interested in problems of language and majority and minority identity in the era of globalisation' - Rachel Killick in Journal of French Language Studies

'The book has many strengths, including the clarity of its structure and presentation, the cognency of its argumentation, the relevance of its analyses to the ongoing development of language planning as a discipline and, most important, its significant contribution to the understanding of the complex sociolinguistic reality of contemporary Quebec.' - Maeve Conrick in Language in Society

'...a concise yet clear overview not only of the Quebec situation as a particular case, but also of the general theoretical concepts of identity and citizenship that play a key role in the Quebec nation-building process. ...excellent analysis of the young Quebec Nation and the challenges it faces, bound to become indispensable to many a student, scholar or non-expert interested in the Quebec case...' - The Linguist List

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230580107
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Language and Globalization Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

LEIGH OAKES is Reader in French and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. His research explores questions of language and national identity in Quebec, Sweden, France and the European Union. He has written numerous journal articles and is the author of Language and National Identity: Comparing France and Sweden.

JANE WARREN is Honorary Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has published at the juncture of sociolinguistics and cultural studies, in journals such as Culture, Theory and Critique and French Cultural Studies. She is co-author of the forthcoming monograph Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language.

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