Académie française (French Academy)
March 10, 2013
Skill Level Intermediate, Advanced
In countries not the United States, it is not unusual to find an organized body of language experts who weigh in on questions relating to their national language.
You know, like a Council on American Grammar and Usage—except we don’t have such a thing. I think in the U.S. such an organization might inspire rioting in the streets.
In France, which has a less laissez-faire attitude about language, l’Académie française weighs in on matters linguistic, safeguarding French for future generations.