Keyword: Académie française

Guardians of French language approve ‘feminisation’ of work titles

Academie Française, which has long resisted change, said there was now 'no obstacle in principle'  to the wholesale feminisation of job titles.

Acclaimed French writer and thinker Jean d’Ormesson dies

French president Emmanuel Macron described the member of the Academie Française, who died aged 92, as a 'prince of letters'.

Changes to spellings of over 2,000 French words sparks outrage

Change that has sparked most fury is removal of traditional circumflex accent, which will vanish above vowels 'i' and 'u' in certain words.

Haitian-Canadian writer to join guardians of French language

Dany Laferrière becomes both the first Haitian and first Québécois member of the Académie Française.

Briton makes history as member of the Académie Française

British poet and academic Sir Michael Edwards is the first Briton to be admitted to the academy which rules over the French language. 

Drop these ugly Anglicisms ASAP, urge French language police

Académie Française condemns use of abbreviation of 'as soon as possible', and the adoption by the sporting world of 'scorer' as a verb.

British poet becomes 'immortal' as he's chosen to guard French language

Michael Edwards, 74, is the first Briton to achieve "immortality" by becoming a member of the hallowed institution the Académie Française.

France's Académie française battles to protect language from English

The Académie française has taken its battle to fight the invasion of English and bad French to the internet with an interactive web service.