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  Francophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Francophone is a person who is able to speak the French language.
The Francophone culture beyond Europe is the legacy of the French colonial empire.
Francophone countries include France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Haiti and the French West Indies, and several countries in Africa that are former French colonies or Belgian colonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Francophone   (176 words)

 Franco-Ontarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Franco-Ontarian population is concentrated primarily in Eastern Ontario (41.3 per cent — 226,705 francophones), in Ottawa, Cornwall and many rural farming communities, and in Northeastern Ontario (25.2 per cent — 138,585 francophones), in the cities of Greater Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins and a number of smaller towns.
Greater Sudbury, 29 per cent francophone, has the largest proportion of Franco-Ontarians to the general population among the province's major cities, and Prescott and Russell United Counties has the highest proportion of Franco-Ontarians to the general population among the province's census divisions, with about two-thirds of the population being francophone.
A francophone who wishes to be served in French by the judicial system cannot be refused this transfer if he or she cannot be served locally in French.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Franco-ontarian   (3028 words)

 Minority Francophone Youths in Canada:
Indeed, what is significant about organizers’ articulation of francophone discourses at the AFG is that while they produced contested definitions of francophoneness that shifted between linguistic and cultural truths, the predominance of their own francophone identities was never in doubt or at risk.
Nonetheless, Ontario francophones are not dispersed evenly: there are longstanding and well established concentrations of francophones, the most important of which are in the north and east of the province.
The fact that at fifteen years old, this young francophone was already consciously articulating the desire to transmit her language to her future children points to the problematic character of her francophoneness.
www.ucd.ie /canada/papers/Asymmetrical_Hybridities.html   (8832 words)

Francophone African poetry (that is, poetry written by Africans in the French language) is a rich and varied literary expression.
The second generation, represented by Senghor, David Diop, and Dadie, graduated Francophone African poetry from merely an attempt to mimic French poetry, to a new, identifiably African expression.
This page of Francophone African poets is by no means a contribution to the broad body of scholarship on the subject.
web.uflib.ufl.edu /cm/africana/poets.htm   (974 words)

 Francophone community- Statistics
The Francophone community of BC is the third largest outside Quebec, after Ontario and New Brunswick.
The Francophone population of BC is "new", having been established for a fairly short time.
Whether it be in business, education, the service industry, culture or other sectors of activity, Francophones are there contributing to the vitality of the province.
www.ffcb.bc.ca /main/por_statistiques_e.php   (200 words)

 OFA: Francophone Community of Ontario
Francophones settled in the midnorthern areas of the province around 1880 (Nipissing) and in the more northern regions (Timiskaming, Cochrane...) at the beginning of the 20th century.
Ontario's Francophone community numbers 548,940 (Statistics Canada - 2001 census) and represents 5% of the province's population.
A large segment of the Francophone work force is also found in the manufacturing industry sector.
www.ofa.gov.on.ca /english/commun.html   (481 words)

 Modern Languages and Linguistics Library
Part of a multi-volume series of anthologies of Francophone literatures, this initial volume is a general anthology of French-language literature from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
According to the preface by Jacques Rabemananjara, this may be the first general anthology of Francophone works by Malagasy authors, including well-known writers as well as lesser-known, promising writers of poetry, novels, theatre, and short stories.
Discusses the history of Francophone literature, including its origins, its relationship to colonial writing, the choice of language used by authors, and literature as a reflection of national identity.
www.library.uiuc.edu /mdx/bibliogs/French/francophone.html   (1948 words)

 BC Ministry of Education - Graduation Credentials for Francophone and French Immersion Students
British Columbia students enrolled in a francophone education authority and students enrolled in French Immersion Programs are entitled to be issued British Columbia graduation certificates, in French and English, provided they meet specific requirements.
Francophone students will earn a Diplome de fin d'etudes secondaires en Colombie-Britannique if they meet the graduation requirements as set out in the Graduation Program Order.
Therefore, it is possible for francophone students to earn two certificates, one in French, and one in English.
www.bced.gov.bc.ca /policy/policies/grad_reqs_french.htm   (1195 words)

 Francophone Secretariat - Alberta Community Development
Francophone School — A school where the curriculum, aside from English language arts, is entirely taught in French.
Under the law, only parents who qualify under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) have a right to have their child educated in Francophone schools.
Francophone schools are governed by separate Francophone Regional Authorities.
www.cd.gov.ab.ca /helping_albertans/francophone/en/Francophonie/glossary.asp   (532 words)

 Alberta's Francophone Heritage
The Francophone heritage in Alberta dates back to the earliest days of the fur trade when the Montreal peddlers came to the Northwest region in search of adventure and business opportunities.
Francophone Alberta is important historically, politically, economically, culturally and socially.
The People and their Communities—This section tells the story of the Francophone presence in Alberta as is evident in places such as Lacombe, Brosseau, Bonnyville, Girouxville, Lamoureux— all named for adventurous individuals who helped settle the West.
www.abheritage.ca /francophone/en/index.html   (276 words)

 francophone portal of the government of British Columbia website
After the Canada/BC General Agreement on the Promotion of Official Languages was signed in April 2001, the provincial government established a committee composed of prominent francophone representatives to hold broad consultations with the francophone community in BC to determine the priorities for expanding French-language public services for the benefit of B.C.'s 63,000 francophones.
The key recommendations supported more francophone services in priority areas, increased availability of government publications in French, improved coordination, higher visibility of the francophone community and enhanced support for francophone initiatives.
Joint project with the Ministry of Attorney General, the FFCB and the francophone school authority to increase the number of bilingual jurors from 135 to 335.
www.prov.gov.bc.ca /igrs/francophones/english/popt/new_projects.htm   (649 words)

 Macalester College Catalog: French and Francophone Studies
The study of the Francophone world includes the cultures of other European countries, Canada, Africa, the Caribbean, and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, where French is the language of communication and artistic expression.
The French House is the center of the French and Francophone Studies department's social and cultural activities.
The courses in the French and Francophone Studies department which satisfy the international diversity requirement are those numbered 204, 305, 306, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 414, and 415.
www.macalester.edu /academic/catalog/program/fre_m.html   (900 words)

 CD Baby: FRANCOPHONE: The Admiral EP - from info
The Admiral EP is a fascinating short monologue of the human condition, that musically captures the essense of life and all its bull shit.
Francophone is a unique collection of sounds - complexity hidden in art- rawness demonstrating the anger of lost belief.
At any rate, Francophone seem to be truly exploring the acoustics of their soundstage on this freshly-pressed EP, named after 'The Admiral Motel' in Victoria BC, which, by the way, provides quality hotel accommodations with genuine hospitality located near the ferry and downtown.
cdbaby.com /cd/francophone/from/info   (436 words)

 Modern Languages and Linguistics Library
Brief overviews of the histories of Francophone literatures in Europe and North America, the Creole Islands, North Africa and the Near East, and Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.
All genres are represented: poetry, novels, theater, essays, pamphlets, etc. Arranged alphabetically, with indexes of authors and titles and a chronology of the 20th century that treats French and foreign politics, literature, science, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, cinema, and miscellaneous events of note.
He proceeds to discuss French as an international language and its relationships to Portuguese, Spanish, and English; the postcolonial Francophone literary corpus and procedures for analyzing it; the adaptations of the French language by Francophone authors; the study of postcolonial poetry; and cultural studies.
www.library.uiuc.edu /mdx/bibliogs/French/Francophone/general.htm   (3100 words)

 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For instance, in Ontario, the Office of Francophone Affairs, created under the French Language Services Act, is the Ontario Government's main source of expertise on Francophone affairs and French-language services.
Thanks to Canada's Digital Collections (CDC), some Francophone communities are able to widely distribute information on French-speaking services and publish their local history in digital format on the Internet at reasonable costs.
The CDC project allowed the Francophone students to work in a French-speaking environment, an unusual and important opportunity for the students that helps them preserve their culture and their first language.
realtytimes.com /rtcpages/20031202_francophone.htm   (835 words)

 CIC Canada | Francophone and Acadian Community Profile of Canada
This national profile of francophone and Acadian communities in Canada is a compendium of up-to-date information on francophones and Acadians in all areas of the country, including the provinces, the territories and twenty-two distinct regions.
It is part of the collection of francophone and Acadian profiles in Canada developed in 2000 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) as part of the Dialogue project.
There are also provincial and territorial profiles which describe the current state of francophone affairs in each province and territory, and define the distinctive traits of their francophone groups.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/francophone/canada/index.html   (190 words)

 Mills College - French and Francophone Studies
At the same time, we believe that the Mills experience must be complemented by study abroad in a French speaking country of the student’s choice.
While the minor in French and Francophone Studies can usually be completed by taking courses only at Mills, we also encourage students electing to minor in our program to study abroad for a semester.
Many French and Francophone Studies majors (who are often double majors) go on to graduate school and pursue successful careers in a wide range of fields both in the U.S. and abroad. These fields include law, international nonprofit organizations, education, and publishing.
www.mills.edu /academics/undergraduate/fren   (362 words)

 Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo
The 6th Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo will be presented from March 14 to march 18, 2007.
The Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo is a competitive festival: each year we host a competition of feature films and a competition of shorts.
The Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo is supported by generous grants from the Canadian Studies Group on WMU campus, the governments of Quebec and Canada, the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the School of Communications and the Alliance Française of Kalamazoo.
www.wmich.edu /fffkazoo   (221 words)

One of his primary functions will be to help the francophone community to come to a common understanding of the issues.
Although the Calgary region had two francophone schools operating under the auspices of the Calgary Catholic school board in 1994, a francophone board was not established.
An ad hoc committee was struck with membership including members of both francophone Catholic and Public school councils, the President of the Francophone Parents Federation of Alberta, teacher and community representatives, and members of the Co-ordinating Council.
www.education.gov.ab.ca /news/1998nr/July98/FrancoGovEnglish.asp   (864 words)

The Francophone Studies section in Memorial Library was created in June 2001 to respond to the growing teaching, research and specialization needs at the UW-Madison campus.
The Francophone Studies collection serves the needs of library users interested in literary and cultural studies of the Francophone world.
She is in charge of developing the francophone studies collection while designing and providing relevant services to students, faculty and other library users.
www.library.wisc.edu /guides/FrancophoneStudies/Newsletter.htm   (295 words)

 An African Tour to Promote Francophone Immigration
OTTAWA, November 26, 2004 — Judy Sgro, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced that a delegation of representatives of the Government of Canada, Francophone and Acadian minority communities, and provincial governments will be visiting the African cities of Tunis (Tunisia) and Yaoundé (Cameroon).
The purpose of the tour, which will take place from November 28 to December 9, 2004, is to promote immigration to Canada’s Francophone minority communities.
This tour is one of a number of initiatives currently underway in support of the objectives set out in the Strategic Framework to Foster Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities that was launched in November 2003.
www.how2immigrate.net /canadanews/francophone-immigration.html   (216 words)

 University Press of Florida: Postcolonial Theory and Francophone Literary Studies
"This varied and thoughtfully compiled collection of essays is a complex theoretical and critical fabric in which the interweaving of postcolonial and francophone studies draws an intricate and thought-provoking representation of the intersection between the two fields of study.
While francophone writings share some characteristics indicative of postcolonial literatures in general, they also have their own unique set of characteristics, including issues of migration, stereotyping, continued relationships with France, and creolization.
Displaced Discourses: Post(-)coloniality, Francophone Space(s), and the Literature(s) of Immigration in France, by Michel Laronde
www.upf.com /book.asp?id=MURDOF04   (348 words)

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