Languages and city
One of the missions of the Language Practices Observatory is to create new spaces for dissemination of research. Since 2021, Langues & Cité has been available online in its entirety.
Conceived as an instrument for sharing knowledge, the journal Languages and city contributes to debates on linguistic diversity and the evolution of customs. It makes the latest research results on language practices in France available to the general public as well as to political institutions. The numbers are of two types: some have a specific territorial situation (for example, the Kanak languages of New Caledonia, or Corsican, a fully bilingual Corsican-French number), when others analyze more general sociolinguistic issues (for example, the question of gender in French and the feminization of function names).
The first issue of the newsletter Languages and city published in 2002. It defines the Language Practices Observatory, which manages its editorial content within the DGLFLF, as a meeting point between researchers who collect and analyse language practices and those involved in the political and institutional world who are anxious to be in step with a French society which, in terms of language, is evolving at a rapid pace, in its practices and representations”.
These inaugural remarks are always those that guide a collection that now has about thirty newsletters.
Since 2021, the publication Languages and city is the result of a partnership between the General Delegation for the French Language and the Languages of France (DGLFLF) and the Ligian Laboratory of Linguistics (LLL).
The number 30 of Languages and city, presents the results of a scientific project dedicated to the «Croissant speaking», coordinated by Nicolas Quint, research director at the CNRS, and funded by theNational Research Agency.