French Academy

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an honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government

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Within this context, the periodic efforts of the archaic Academie Francaise may not be enough to frustrate English language growth.
The Academie Francaise, an organization charged with preserving the rules of the French language, has simplified another 2,400 spellings and has gone so far as to remove the circumflex mark (^) from certain words.
However the changes, which have caused uproar on French Twitter, were first approved by the prestigious guardians of the French language, the Academie Francaise, in 1990.
The performance is based on the literary fairy tale by Charles Perrault, a retired civil servant and member of the Academie Francaise.
En effet, cette artiste a pu glaner une medaille d'etain qui lui a ete decernee par la prestigieuse Academie Francaise [beaucoup moins que]Sciences Arts et Lettres[beaucoup plus grand que].
Djebar, whose real name was Fatima Zohra Imalyene, was elected in 2005 to the Academie Francaise, France's top literary institution.
L'ecrivain a recu plusieurs prix dont le Grand Prix de Litterature Henri Gal (Academie francaise) en 2011 et Time for Peace Litteratury en 2012 aux Etats-Unis.
The reviral of his popularity with youth and women in the 1840s, and the consecration of his admission to the Academie Francaise in 1852, ironically coincided with the loss of his lyric inspiration, his protracted physical and mental decline and the resulting torments of his self-contempt (see Jose-Luis Diaz, 19-33).
So much for the efficiency of the Academie Francaise.
Hoffmann is Officier de la Legion d'Honneur in France and is an Immortel at the Academie Francaise (2012).
But, according to a report in Agence France Presse, some elements in French society -- including teachers unions and academic organizations, like the prestigious Academie Francaise -- are appalled at the idea since they fear the teaching of foreign tongues will further erode French culture and identity.
The outlawing of hashtag is the latest in a stream of desperate bids by the nation's stuffy Academie francaise authority to keep the language pure.
The first woman Professor of the College de France and in 1989 the second woman elected to the Academie Francaise, de Romilly (1913-2010) wrote over 30 books on the literature and history of ancient Greece.
Amin Maalouf was elected Thursday as a member of the prestigious Academie Francaise (French Academy), the body which acts as an official authority on the French language.
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