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Contexte et perspectives linguistiques au Bénin en 2020 : entre langues nationales et langue officielle, un panorama complexe.

Abstract : After its independence, this West African country kept french as its official language, which is still the language of administration, law and diplomacy. It enjoys a privileged status which is the consequence of the role it played in the past and the functions it fulfills in the present. On the other hand, the so-called national languages are numerous, more deeply rooted and widely spoken by the Beninese population. How do they coexist? To echo the perspective of the dialogue between law and languages that is the focus of this scientific event, how do legal texts influence the evolution of the national sociolinguistic context? Between a codified French language that is well anchored in the school system, vigorous but poorly written local languages, and recurrent questioning by civil society actors about the status of these different languages, how might this context evolve in the coming years? These are some of the questions we want to answer in this article.
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Christian Hounnouvi Coffi. Contexte et perspectives linguistiques au Bénin en 2020 : entre langues nationales et langue officielle, un panorama complexe.. Cahiers du CRINI, Les éditions du CRINI, 2021, Droit et langue: pourquoi et comment des exceptions juridiques et linguistiques territoriales ?, 2. ⟨hal-03558965⟩

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