Bilinguisme, langue dominante et réseaux d’information
AbstractThe author presents and criticizes the traditional approach to the economics of language which can be found explicitly in the writings of authors such as Albert Breton and Jean-Luc Migué, or implicitly in the writings of H.G. Johnson, and which relies on the neoclassical theories of human capital, statistical discrimination and information networks. It is shown that the analyses of these economists are based on extremely restrictive conditions which do not necessarily correspond to the real world or to Canadian reality. The author attemps to prove that such an approach can lead to quite different results and conclusions if other postulates, describing an alternative view of the world, are chosen to be the foundations of the analysis. L’auteur présente et critique l’approche économique traditionnelle de la langue telle qu’on la retrouve chez Albert Breton et Jean-Luc Migué, et implicitement chez H. G. Johnson. Il souligne les conditions extrêmement restrictives qui sont implicites à ces analyses et qui sont contradictoires avec le monde réel et la réalité canadienne. L’auteur tente de démontrer que cette approche peut conduire à des conclusions toutes différentes des conclusions généralement présentées en admettant des postulats plus proches de la réalité.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité économique.
Volume (Year): 59 (1983)
Issue (Month): 1 (mars)
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Calvin J. Veltman & Jac-Andre Boulet & Charles Castonguay, 1979. "The Economic Context of Bilingualism and Language Transfer in the Montreal Metropolitan Area," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 12(3), pages 468-79, August.
- Roderic P. Beaujot, 1979. "A Demographic View on Canadian Language Policy," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 5(1), pages 16-29, Winter.
- Albert Breton, 1978. "Nationalism and Language Policies," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 11(4), pages 656-68, November.
- Hocevar, Toussaint, 1975. "Equilibria in Linguistic Minority Markets," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(2), pages 337-57.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Bruce Shearer).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.