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Quebec French and the question of identity

 

A brief history of the French language in Quebec The French language came to North America with the first French settlers…

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Word of the day flagitious
Pronunciation: fləˈdʒɪʃəs
adjective
(of a person or their actions) criminal; villainous

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Can the Académie française stop the rise of Anglicisms in French?

 

It’s official: binge drinking is passé in France. No bad thing, you may think; but while you may now be looking forward to…

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