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Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Abstract

This study is concerned with what Jacques Ferron’s non-fictional works say about the status of the French language in Canada during the 1960s and 1970s, and the future he predicted for this language, particularly in Quebec. A close scrutiny of these writings reveals sharp and definite positions with regard to this question and a very modern point of view, which remains up-to-date even today. The conclusions these writings lead to are very pessimistic for the survival of the French language in Canada, and dubious for the future of this language in Quebec.

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