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La diffusion de l'anglais dans le monde : le cas de Algérie

Abstract : The spread of English can be associated with many historical factors, but it also finds its roots in the meeting of the language with global phenomena. Thus, English has become a global language with an unprecedented status. The modern developments in the global linguistic situation raise many questions about the future of languages in general and English in particular. The spread of English in the world is not a homogeneous phenomenon and falls within complex processes generated by the meeting of the global and local dimensions. The present thesis relies on this fundamental aspect to show, through the case of Algeria, that the spread of English depends on the sociolinguistic environment in which it is implemented, from a quantitative and qualitative perspective. The Algerian environment has two major international languages ​​- Arabic and French - that play an important role in the distribution of languages​​ at a national level. Moreover, the history of Algeria, its colonial heritage and the language policies in the country have forged a linguistic culture that influences the symbolic dimension of the spread of English in the Algerian context. A fieldwork conducted in universities of Oran and Mascara enabled to assess the languistic attitudes of a group of students and show that the global language is not devoid of a symbolic value that favors its spread.
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Anne-Sophie Cordel. La diffusion de l'anglais dans le monde : le cas de Algérie. Linguistique. Université de Grenoble, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014GRENL028⟩. ⟨tel-01560885⟩



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