“I didn’t have time to find the English words”: The Korean War’s Role in the Evolution of Bilingualism in the Canadian Armed Forces

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dc.contributor.authorLabrosse, Julien
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T19:57:49Z
dc.date.available2016-02-11T19:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/34256
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5527
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the impact of the Korean War on the evolution of the role of the French language in the Canadian military between 1946 and 1954. It explains how the Korean War acted as both a catalyst for a more accommodating stance towards the French language in the Canadian Armed Forces, and an immediate impediment to the implementation of such changes. Particularly, this thesis explores the conflict that emerged between various officials in the Department of National Defence concerning the place that should be made for the French language, and how best to recruit more French Canadians. It shows that there was serious disagreement between the Minister of National Defence, Brooke Claxton, who wanted more bilingualism in the Canadian military, and the Chief of General Staff, General Guy G. Simonds, who resisted further concessions to francophones. Moreover, this thesis reveals the extent to which there was goodwill within the Canadian Armed Forces on the part of both anglophones and francophones on the frontline in Korea. This constituted the basis on which the Department of National Defence was able to begin the process of implementing a more bilingual system. In this respect, this thesis shows the Canadian military to have been ahead of the federal Civil Service.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectBilingualism
dc.subjectFrench
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectCanadian History
dc.subjectMilitary History
dc.subjectQuébec History
dc.subjectRoyal 22e Régiment
dc.subjectKorean War
dc.subjectCanadian Army
dc.subjectCanadian Armed Forces
dc.subjectDepartment of National Defence
dc.subjectCanadian Military History
dc.subjectFrench-Canadian Military History
dc.subjectFrench Canada
dc.subjectQuébec
dc.subjectFrancophone
dc.subjectAnglophone
dc.subjectBilinguisme
dc.subjectFrançais
dc.subjectLangue
dc.subjectHistoire Canadienne
dc.subjectHistoire Militaire
dc.subjectHistoire du Québec
dc.subjectGuerre de Corée
dc.subjectArmée Canadienne
dc.subjectForces armées canadiennes
dc.subjectMinistère de la défense nationale
dc.subjectHistoire militaire canadienne
dc.subjectHistoire militaire du Canada français
dc.subjectCanada français
dc.subjectSimonds
dc.subjectClaxton
dc.subjectSt. Laurent
dc.subjectSaint-Laurent
dc.subjectPrincess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
dc.subjectR22eR
dc.subjectVandoo
dc.subjectRoyal Canadian Regiment
dc.subjectAllard
dc.subjectBernatchez
dc.title“I didn’t have time to find the English words”: The Korean War’s Role in the Evolution of Bilingualism in the Canadian Armed Forces
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorDurflinger, Serge
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentHistoire / History
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