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Read Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Graham Fraser º 0 Read Read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Graham Fraser As the threat of another uebec referendum on independence looms this book becomes important for every Canadian especially as language remains both a barrier and a bridge in our divided country Canada’s language policy is the only connection between two largely unilingual societies English speaking Canada and French speaking uebec The country’s success in staying together depends on making it workHow well is it working Graham Fraser an English speaking Canadian who became bilingual decided to take a clear eyed look at the situation Th. 1 For the experience is a humbling one It recreates the immigrant experience without leaving home One discovers the awkwardness the limitation the handicap of being less articulate less intelligent less witty and at the same time one experiences the unfolding reality of a world in another language And even those Canadians who did not attempt the effort of learning French found themselves with a greater awareness that there was another language another culture another society within their country accepting on otherness made it easier to conceive of a country of many 2 One of the ironies of the application of federal language policy has been that former Montrealers have been both the most supportive and the most resistant It was a commonplace observation that the constituency that most strongly supported Pierre Trudeau s political ideas was English Montreal As English Montrealers became bilingual many were drawn to the federal government in Ottawa But at the same time as the language of work reuirements of uebec s Charter of the French Language began to take effect many of those who felt uncomfortable and left moved to the Ottawa area Thus paradoxically uebec s success in transforming Montreal into a city that functions in French has made it difficult for Ottawa to be effectively bilingual because many of the anglophones who were unable or unwilling to learn French and adapt to a French speaking working environment moved to Ottawa and were horrified at the prospect of seeing Ottawa s institutions become bilingual 3 Some fear that Canada can no longer be bilingual if it is going to be multicultural But respect for multicultural communities flows from an innate understanding that there is not a single Canadian culture or language And there are many indications that Canada s multicultural communities have embraced bilingualism Montreal has seen the emergence of the phenomenon of trilingual Montrealers and the Chinese communities in both Vancouver and Toronto have been strongly supportive of French language education In Vancouver the Chinese community asked the French Embassy to have the Alliance Fran aise located in a Chinese community centre and in Toronto the Chinese community has provided strong financial support for the expansion of the Toronto French School Often it is recalcitrant Anglos who use concern for immigrants and visible minorities as grounds to oppose the federal government s language policy the grounds are false In fact it is Canada s acceptance however inarticulate of the reality of another culture and language within its national fabric and its attempt to accommodate that reality rather than the desire to undermine uebec that uebec nationalists feared that has made multiculturalism possible 4 In the past the argument has been made that English Canadians should learn French for the sake of uebec and national unity No dammit we should do it for ourselves

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Read Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Graham Fraser º 0 Read Read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Graham Fraser E that has shaped its history He finds a paradox after letting uebec lawyers run the country for three decades Canadians keep hoping the next generation will be bilingual but forty years after learning that the country faced a language crisis Canada’s universities still treat French as a foreign language He describes the impact of language on politics and government not to mention social life in Montreal and Ottawa in a hard hitting book that will be discussed everywhere including the headlines in both languages From the Hardcover editio. Truthfully this book took me uite a while to get through at least three attempts back from the beginning When I first picked it up I had the impression it would cover mostly the societal aspects of living in a bilingual Canada Perhaps some insight on every day life living in uebec as English unilingual minority or vice versa Instead there was a lot of political history Being bombarded with political figures and important dates straight from chapter 2 led me to put the book down so many times But getting through it and doing research on the author I see why politics were so focused on So overall I enjoyed it even though it wasn t what I expected It certainly has got me interested in the language issue in Canada as a whole rather than just in uebec and see Canadian politics from a new perspective I will be looking into Graham Fraser s other works as I believe his research is worth a read

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Read Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Graham Fraser º 0 Read Read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Graham Fraser E results are startling a blend of good news and bad The Official Languages Act was passed with the support of every party in the House way back in 1969 yet Canada’s language policy is still a controversial red hot topic; jobs ideals and ultimately the country are at stake And the myth that the whole thing was always a plot to get francophones top jobs continues to liveGraham Fraser looks at the intentions the hopes the fears the record the myths and the unexpected reality of a country that is still grappling with the language challeng. A mix of contemporary analysis and historical review of the struggle between French and English in Canada A really engaging read full of new opinions on the issue that just wont go away


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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser 1 ''For the experience is a humbling one It recreates the immigrant experience without leaving home One discovers the awkwardness the limitation the handicap of being less articulate less intelligent less witty and at the same time one experiences the unfolding reality of a world in another language And even those Canadians who d

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser Free download Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away I read this book a few years ago It was an interesting statement of the failure of Canadian language policy a failure that is now represented by Fraser himselfFraser is the self important commissioner for official languages in Canada He heads up a useless bureaucracy that wastes tax payers money ostensibly promoting Canada's official langua

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser This was a bit of a dry read although the historical background was very interesting I think it would have been interesting if I weren't a former teacher of French as a second language having taught in four schools where public servants prepared for their government exams Interspersed between the tedious parts were examples of how language training is being carried out and how it affects public servants' lives Having witnessed suc

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser Every Canadian should read this book Graham walks you through the history of English and French in Canada The language of Canada and how Engli

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser A mix of contemporary analysis and historical review of the struggle between French and English in Canada A really engaging read full of new opinions on the issue that just wont go away

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser I highly recommend this book It was a very enjoyable ready full of insight and very thought provoking The book truly spoke to me and I wish it were reuired reading in high school

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser Graham Fraser º 0 Read Free download Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away Truthfully this book took me uite a while to get through — at least three attempts back from the beginning When I first picked it up I had t

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    Read ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Graham Fraser Graham Fraser º 0 Read [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser Interesting topic dryly written As an Anglophone public servant with hard won imperfect French I am genuinely interested in Canada's journey to bilingualism but I found the endless pages recounting conversations between politicians boring

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    [New] (Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away) BY Graham Fraser I would suggest this book to anybody interested in the cultural andor political dynamic of Canada Fraser demonstrates that the idea of a bilingual nation is contemporary than most believe While French and English peoples co existed for a number of centuries in a British dominion called Canada linguistic representation in government

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  • Paperback
  • 340
  • Sorry, I Don't Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away
  • Graham Fraser
  • English
  • 11 February 2020
  • 9780771047671