The Reconquest Of Montreal: Language Policy and Social Change in a Bilingual City [NOOK Book]

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Although Montreal has been a bilingual city since 1760 and demographically dominated by French-speakers for well over a century and a quarter, it was not until the late 1960s that full-fledged challenges to the city's English character emerged. Since then. two decades of agitation over la question linguistique as well as the enactment of three language laws have altered the places of French and English in Montreal's schools, public administration, economy. and even commercial signs. In this book, Marc Levine ...
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The Reconquest Of Montreal: Language Policy and Social Change in a Bilingual City

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Overview

Although Montreal has been a bilingual city since 1760 and demographically dominated by French-speakers for well over a century and a quarter, it was not until the late 1960s that full-fledged challenges to the city's English character emerged. Since then. two decades of agitation over la question linguistique as well as the enactment of three language laws have altered the places of French and English in Montreal's schools, public administration, economy. and even commercial signs. In this book, Marc Levine examines the nature of this stunning transformation and, in particular, the role of public policy in promoting it.

The reconquest of Montreal by the French-speaking majority makes for interesting history. It includes episodes of intense conflict and occasional violence and tells the fascinating story of how an economically disadvantaged and culturally threatened linguistic community mobilized politically and used the state to redistribute group power in Canada's second largest city. In addition, the history of Montreal's language question offers analysts of urban politics and public policy an excellent case study of some of the central issues facing cities containing more than one major linguistic community.

After tracing the politicization of the language question in the 1960s and 1970s, Levine analyzes the impact of the three controversial language laws penacted by the Quebec provincial government between 1969 and 1977. Exhaustively researched, The Reconquest of Montreal is the definitive study of the most explosive issue in Quebec political life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439903803
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Series: Conflicts In Urban & Regional
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marc V. Levine is Associate Professor of History and Urban Affairs and Director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents


A Note on Vocabulary

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Note to the Paperback Edition

Map of Montreal


1. Introduction


2. An English City: Montreal before the Quiet Revolution

Urban Growth and Linguistic Diversity, 1760-1960 • Linguistic Geography and the Two Solitudes • Language Use and Language Choice through 1960 • Language and the Economy: Historical Patterns • The Politics of Language through 1960 • Language Policy before 1960 • Urban Governance and Linguistic Accommodation • The Winds of Change: Language and Politics in the 1950s


3. The Quiet Revolution and the Politicization of Language

The Roots of the Quiet Revolution • Linguistic Tensions and the Quiet Revolution • Francophone Demands for a Government Language Policy, 1960-1966 • The Anglicization of Immigrants • The Political Ramifications of Immigrant Anglicization


4. Linguistic Crises and Policy Responses, 1967-1969

Policy Response I: Bill 85 • Conflicts Become Crises: Linguistic Battles of 1969 • Policy Response II: Bill 63 • Language and the Restructuring of School Governance • Conclusion


5. A Polarized City, 1970-1976

Montreal 1970: A City in Turmoil • The Federal Government and Montreal's Language Question • Holding Action, 1970-1973 • Bourassa Prepares to Act • Bill 22: A Policy Disaster • Conclusion


6. Bill 101 and the Politics of Language, 1977-1989

The PQ Enacts a Language Policy • Anglophones and Bill 101 • Conflicts and Compromises in Language Policy, 1979-1985 • Bourassa Reignites the Language Question, 1985-1989 • The Impact of Bill 101: Education • Conclusion


7. Public Policy, Language, and the Montreal Economy, 1960-1989

The Quebec State and Francophone Economic Development • State Corporations and Francophone Economic Development • The Linguistic Impact of Public Works • Closing the Linguistic Education Gap • Language Policy and Regulation of the Private Sector • Conclusion


8. The Francisation of the Montreal Economy

The Language of the Workplace • The Control of Capital • The Socioeconomic Status of Francophones • The External Face of Business • Public Policy, Market Forces, and Economic Change • Conclusion


9. English and French in the New Montreal

Linguistic Demography, 1971-1986 • The End of the Two Solitudes? • The New Ethnicity and Francophone Montreal • The New Francophone Class Structure • Whither the Language Question


Notes

Index




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