Paris Letter: ‘The invasion of Anglo-American subjects our language to mortal peril’
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French-British writer Michael Edwards and French historian and member of the French Academy Helene Carrere-d’Encausse. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP via Getty Images
The Académie Française was established by Richelieu in 1635 to protect the French language so, when it sounds the alarm, the country pays it the sort of fond, indulgent respect one shows an aged relative.
The académie published one of its most dramatic reports a few days ago.