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Language diversity in Europe: can the EU prevent the genocide of the French linguistic minorities?

Jeanjean, Henri


Introduction: All references about France, be they about French language, French culture, French arrogance or French cuisine seem to indicate that this country is homogeneous, mono-lingua and mono-cultural. If we consider some of its regions we can note a huge linguistic and cultural diversity: Corsica is Italo-Roman, Brittany is Celtic, Flemish is spoken in the North of France, Alsace is Germanic, the language in the Basque region is pre Indo-European while Catalan and Occitan both form part...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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