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The story of French

Author: Jean-Benoît Nadeau; Julie Barlow
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive study of the history, culture, and influence of the French language around the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Benoît Nadeau; Julie Barlow
ISBN: 0312341830 9780312341831 0312341849 9780312341848
OCLC Number: 70660379
Description: ix, 483 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The romance of French --
In French and not otherwise --
The dawn of purism --
Far from the sun --
The language of genius --
Revolutionary French --
New sanctuaries --
French without faute --
Tool for an empire --
Lost worlds --
The power of attraction --
The invention of cultural diplomacy --
A new playing field --
Choosing French --
Rocking the boat --
The Francophonie --
The struggle for standards --
Protecting the future --
Global hesitations --
The unwritten chapters.
Responsibility: Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow.
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Presents a comprehensive study of the history, culture, and influence of the French language around the world.

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