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June 22, 2008

Language legislation?

Lauren Elkin at The Paris Blog and Maitresse has this one from June 20:

Controversy is brewing in France this week over a proposed amendment to the Constitution declaring regional languages to be part of France’s patrimony. The amendment, which was proposed on May 22nd, was suppressed by the Senate on June 18th, two-thirds of whom agreed that it threatened the unity of French national identity, invoking legislature from 1539 and 1794 (God, I love France) as precedent.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at June 22, 2008 11:51 PM


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