Month: March 2015

French must drop ‘ineffective barriers’ against other languages – minister

Culture secretary Fleur Pellerin issues volte-face over laws protecting native tongue from foreign invaders and upheld by Académie Française In most places it would have barely made the news. In France, it was near-revolutionary. The country, declared the culture minister, Fleur Pellerin, should not be afraid of foreign words and should consider outside influences enriching.