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The linguist Aurore Vincinti has published a dictionary entitled "Les mots du bitume". She is using bitume, or bitumen in English, as a synonym for the street. Her book analyses the words of the street and she argues that these enrich the French language, feed it and generally mess around with it.
Christiane Taubira, a former minister in François Hollande's government, speaks passionately about the importance of reading for children, to ensure that the French language maintains its richness and beauty.
This article, which is in French, sets out the results of a study carried out by INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) that suggests that French is now the third most used language in the business world.