Linguistics and English Language

Language in context seminar

Speaker: Dougal Campbell (University of Glasgow)

Title: Linguistic globalisation, Francophone reactions, soft power and ‘Disneylandisation’.

Abstract: The influence of Anglo-American culture and language is global and unavoidable. However, reactions to this in France and Quebec have been fascinatingly and entertainingly varied. They have also been expressed with intensity, anger, humour and inventiveness. Are reactions to increasing Anglo-Americanisation shaped by education, class and age ? Are affected Anglicisms a new phenomenon ? Where is French going, in the era of ‘globish’?


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Dec 12 2018 -

Language in context seminar

2018-12-12: Linguistic globalisation, Francophone reactions, soft power and ‘Disneylandisation’

Seminar room 6, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD