Policing Language

Binoy Kampmark, “Pizza Danish, Franglais and Policing Language,” Counterpunch 14 September 2015

Even more strikingly, the battle being waged is against the incursions of American English, rather than more neighbourly intrusions from across the Channel. As Andrew Gallix notes, “American expressions are often adopted with far more enthusiasm in France than across the Channel” [1]. The enemy continues to lodge within.

[1] http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/23/language-french-identity

The same piece appeared here:
Binoy Kampmark, “Pizza Danish, Franglais and Policing Language,” Eurasia Review 14 September 2015

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