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Language Matters: How Canadian Voluntary Associations Manage French and English Hardcover – Mar 30 2009

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"I do not know of any other study of voluntary associations done on such a scale. This book will be of great interest to scholars in the fields of sociolinguistics, political science, and management and conflict studies, not to mention people in the associations studied. Language Matters is of marked significance, academically, socially, and politically." - Jean Laponce, author of Languages and Their Territories"


David Cameron and Richard Simeon, two of Canada's foremost scholars of federalism, have produced a fascinating glimpse into how Canadian civil society has adapted to linguistic duality. The result is as varied and complex— and ultimately as successful— as Canada itself.. [They make] an important contribution, not only to the understanding of language policy, but also to comprehension of how the country manages to negotiate the often spiky contours of the language divide.

(Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, address to the European Union ambassadors, 16 September 2008)

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