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Représenter l’altérité pour former des frontières : visions croisées des discours de l’Alliance française de Paris et de l’Alliance française de Buenos Aires (1914-1918)

Abstract : The “Alliance française” as an association enters into the First World War leading the fight for the French language. Mixing in its speeches the difference between the physical enemy and the immaterial one, the “Alliance française” organises the frontier between what belongs to the French people, and therefore to its organisation, and what is totally foreign, whether that which is foreign be friend or foe. However, this immaterial frontier appears to be multiple when reading speeches made by this institution in two different contexts: France and Argentina. Where the “Alliance française” in Paris chooses the French language as its “Ligne Maginot”, the “Alliance française” in Buenos Aires prefers the production of material goods. We can see in this case that the immaterial frontier marking the borders of otherness can only be a process of definition and interpretation specific to a determined context.
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Alice-Hélène Burrows. Représenter l’altérité pour former des frontières : visions croisées des discours de l’Alliance française de Paris et de l’Alliance française de Buenos Aires (1914-1918). RJC2016 - 19èmes Rencontres des jeunes chercheurs en Sciences du Langage, ED 268 Paris 3, Jun 2016, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01657250⟩

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