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    the country's basic geographic, cultural, and economic divisions. These provinces mirror France's natural geographic regions and, despite modern administrative centralization, retain their striking diversity. Agriculture plays a major role in the French landforms. Since the early 1670s sixty percent have disappeared in the agriculture force (Andreas). Agriculture in France is a necessity although there is only about four percent of labor force and only three percent contributes to GDP. France, whose

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    to Africa involved economic reasons (such as the slave trade), there was also an intent to assimilate and, in essence, glorify French ideals and culture. Very little evidence of its economic presence in Africa remains -- however, a French presence can be very easily detected. French is the primary official language in 18 African countries; it is one of two official languages in another country; finally, its undeniable and pow... ... middle of paper ... ...ut whether the Scramble for Africa was

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    was a slaveholding French colony to its present status as a part of France. Primarily narrated by the personal stories of Marie-Sophie Laborieux and her father, Esternome, Texaco provides a personal and communal record of the black experience in Martinique that a traditional record of history could not provide. Marie-Sophie’s narrative exposes the book’s main theme: language. The book then presents a dichotomy between the residents of Martinique. On one hand, the French language and government structure

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    Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about traveling overseas. Strange lands, exciting places, and new cultures have always fascinated me. I've always wondered what it would be like to speak another language, to grow up learning different customs, or to live in a completely different way than I do now. This past summer my dream finally came true. I got to travel to England, France, Switzerland, and Germany with Mme. Kelly and five other girls, and suddenly the world was at my fingertips. England's

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    played an important role in my Identity then my language abilities and how it affected me .Finally I will be talking about a news article where I think gender is relevant . LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY Just like Cunningham-Andersson ,U. & Andersson ,S. authors of 'Growing up with two languages' , I would like to say that I am living with different languages instead of saying I am a Multilingual. There are several languages I can speak Turkish , French , English and Spanish. Instead of simply using

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    A poem that describes the oppression and stereotypes towards the people of Martinique during the French colonization of the country would be “Out of Alien Days” by Aime Cesaire. Cesaire’s own message in his poem has been interpreted by scholars through diverse approaches to the underline meaning of the poem. An understanding of the scholars interpretation of the poem should include a brief discussion about Cesaire’s writing style. The literary critics that interpreted “Out of Alien Days” have their

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    Prior to French imperialist seizure of Algeria, Algeria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Algeria was governed by the method of indirect rule, and Algeria essentially had freedom. Algerian sea explorers occupied the Mediterranean sea, and European states paid these explorers for the protection of their ships. In the late 18th century, the Ottoman Empire was in decline, which the European states took advantage of, in order to,“challenge corsair domination.” (History, Ottoman Rule) This background

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    the New World more than a century after the Spanish and French, their influenced has proven to hold the most clout in the modern United States. Many areas of English colonization are vastly different than those of the Spanish or French. One such difference was in the economy of the English colonies; while it’s true that the English depended on trade as the Spanish and French did, they started out as an agricultural society. Where the French were trading furs and the Spanish were selling gold and

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    of human linguistic diversity” (p. 43). The “system of production” refers to capitalism, a “technology” refers to the invention and use of the printing press, and the “fatality of linguistic diversity” refers to the eventual adoption of certain languages to dominate certain geographic areas. Print-capitalism made it possible for rapidly growing numbers of people to think about themselves and to relate themselves to others in new ways (p. 36). The spread of capitalism was aided by three extraneous

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    could envision circumstances where this knowledge would be used as a tool, and eventually an opportunity would present itself to where this tool could be utilized. French has always been my pocketknife. I’ve been exposed to the language ever since I was born and have been trying to perfect it ever since. The gift of French was presented to me by my parents, and whether being used to applaud or to scold, I’ve viewed it as a

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