Word of the Week…en Français!

Word of the Week…en Français!

la survivance \sər-ˈvī-vən(t)s\ (feminine noun)

Survival. In Canada and among French Canadians and Franco Americans throughout North America, ‘la survivance’ emerged as an ideology focused on the preservation of cultural institutions in Quebec. Later it became part of the French Canadian nationalism that developed in the early 19th century. In the 19th and 20th centuries it was manifest in the mill-working communities of New England. It can also be found in the French newspapers of Michigan, the journalism of Télesphore Saint-Pierre, and the writings of Marie Caroline Watson Hamlin. Sources: French North America, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and Wikipedia.

 

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