[lg policy] blog: Is language policy (protecting a language, like French) useful or achievable?

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 21 16:46:02 UTC 2012

Open Question

Is language policy (protecting a language, like French) useful or achievable?

I was wondering.. Is protecting the French language, by keeping
English out of it and promoting the language itself, useful? Can this
goal of keeping other languages out of the French be achieved? Or will
there always be influences from other languages in French, and isn't
it possible to keep those influences away? I would like to know your
opinion :)

Ik vroeg me af... Is het beschermen van de Franse taal, door andere
talen, met name het Engels, erbuiten te houden en de taal zelf te
stimuleren/bevorderen, zinvol? Kan het doel om andere talen buiten het
Frans te houden, behaald worden? Of zullen er altijd invloeden van
andere talen in de Franse taal blijven, en is het niet mogelijk om
deze buiten de taal te houden? Ik wil graag jullie mening weten :)


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