Quebec Seeks to Ease Divisiveness

Joshua Fishman joshuaafishman at
Tue Apr 15 02:43:19 UTC 2003

It can, and does, last infinitely long in many
cases. I think your schadenfreude is showing! JAF

--- Survey Coordinator Brazil
<survey_coord_brazil at> wrote:
> It's neat to see an article that eloquently
> states what I've observed, too.
> I was in Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa a couple
> of years ago, and I found the
> English speakers of my mother-in-law's age
> quite anti-French.  The rest of
> the world was just getting on with the business
> of getting along with life.
> However, this congeniality might prove to be
> French's undoing.  How long can
> societal bilingualism last?  Isn't it kind of
> hard to sustain for more than
> 3 generations?
> Stan Anonby

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