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Friday, December 01, 2006

PWACers in the Times

Congratulations to Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau for an excellent review of their recent book, The Story of French, in the New York Times. That ought to sell a few copies.

From the review:

The authors, Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, are bilingual Canadians with a sense of mission. They value French as a vehicle of expression uniting 175 million people scattered in a linguistic archipelago across several continents. They also see it as a counterweight to American political and cultural power. Unlike the French elite, which has “thrown in the towel on French,” they are spoiling for a fight.

Read the full article (may require registration) at:

The French Have a (Precise and Elegant) Word for It

... and thanks to PWAC's Quebec Regional Director, Bruce Wilson, who spotted the review while on business in Washington, D.C.

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