Quebec Seeks to Ease Divisiveness

Christina Paulston paulston+ at
Wed Apr 16 13:32:35 UTC 2003

Maybe in 500 years; but it has got territory and laws to support it as well
as la gloire de la France and stubborn speakers. Christina

>From: Survey Coordinator Brazil <survey_coord_brazil at>
>To: lgpolicy-list at
>Subject: Re: Quebec Seeks to Ease Divisiveness
>Date: Tue, Apr 15, 2003, 2:09 PM

> Interesting - I've just surveyed a creole in northern Brazil.  We had a
> Martiniquan and an St. Lucian along.  I think the creoles illustrate well
> what Fishman talks about with the idea of domains.  Likely the reason
> creoles survived so long was because is was pretty clear which language was
> used by whom, where.  I think this Quebec article is hailing bilingualism
> without diglossia, which could be a harbinger of language shift.
> Stan Anonby

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