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Académie française


The Académie française, also called the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. The Académie was officially established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister to King Louis XIII. Suppressed in 1793 during the French Revolution, it was restored in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the oldest of the five académies of the Institut de France.

  • also known as French Academy, Academie francaise, Academie Francaise Staff
  • written work: "Dictionnaire de l'Académie française"

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Google previewLanguage Policy (2013)

by D. Johnson

L'Académie Française is a language planning institution that prescribes linguistic norms and seeks to promote the primacy of French. Bonacina argues that France's monolingual language management is based on two principles: National ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

The term appliedin particular tothe worker “who iswell versed in applying chemical processes,” (Furetière; Dictionnairedel'Académie Française). Both thelatter meaningandthe academicdefinition appearin the firsteditionof the Dictionnaire ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2011)

by Bill Bryson

Umbrella organization for the five French academies: Académie des Beaux-Arts, Académie Française, Académie des Inscriptions et BellesLettres, Académie des Sciences, and the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. insuperable.

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