Proposal: "Official languages" vs. "working languages"

Kephart, Ronald rkephart at
Fri Sep 23 12:49:25 UTC 2005

>"Earlier this month, Patrick le Lay, the Breton chief of the main 
>French TV channel TF1, accused the French government of cultural 
>genocide against the Breton people. Why? Because France has pursued 
>language policies designed to eradicate Breton and all the other 

Some anthropologists use the term ethnocide for this. Ethnocide 
eradicates language and culture, but leaves the people in place. This 
was the official US government policy re some Native American groups, 
for a while.


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