Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

The French language is in ‘mortal danger’, say its own panicked guardians

“The official guardians of the French tongue the Académie Française sounded the alarm bell this week saying the language was in “mortal danger”. And it’s nothing to do with English this time.

The so-called “immortals” at the Académie Française, the official body tasked with guarding the French language from unwanted influences (like English) don’t speak out often, but when they do people tend to listen.
And on Thursday night the Académie issued a “solemn warning” intended to grab the attention of the government.
The immortals are furious about the rise of so-called “inclusive writing” which basically puts the masculine AND feminine forms of nouns in the text.”

Read more @ https://www.thelocal.fr/20171027/why-the-french-language-is-in-mortal-danger-according-to-its-own-guardians

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