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French Language

The French Language

Guide to French Language Research

French is the 5ᵗʰ most-spoken language after Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish and Arabic. There are approximately 300 million French speakers worldwide (up 9.6% since the last census in 2014).
Source: latest report by the Observatoire de la Langue Française, published in 2018.

This guide will help you get started finding information about the French language, including books, databases, web sites, and media materials.