Le régime juridique des langues en France

Abstract : Despite the variety of languages in France (with overseas territories) and Anglo-American threats against French language, French public law does not make up a consistent system. In great expansion, this law presents some very old aspects and some modern ones as well, as language seems become a more and more legal matter. After recalling the main historical and linguistic data, the author studies legislative, executive unwritten law and case-law of French and minority languages (regional languages, migrant's languages, Esperanto, Latin, Romany, the deaf's sign language) from the Villers-Cotterêts ordinance (1539) to now. Besides legal methods, he employs administrative science techniques the author analyzes the weak role of international and European institutions, the fundamental one of state institutions (departments, French academy, French language general board, terminology committees, regional languages and cultures council) and the development of local community poles (overseas territories and Corsica specifically) in spite of the inadequacy of administrative dividing lines. Then, he studies the rules governing relations between languages (in official use and in the mass media.
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Rémi Rouquette. Le régime juridique des langues en France. Droit. Université Paris X Nanterre, 1987. Français. ⟨tel-01441582⟩



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