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World fundamentalism: "Our only chance is to train students resistant to dangerous speeches"

13:55  26 april  2021
13:55  26 april  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Invité de la matinale d'Europe 1, lundi, le linguiste Alain Bentolila a décrit le lien existant, selon lui, entre la © Europe 1 Guest of the Morning of Europe 1, Monday, the linguist Alain Bentolila described the existing link, according to him, between the " Linguistic precariousness ", installed from school, and the rise of integrities. "A weak mind, worn by a weak language, makes vulnerable and credulous," he says.

"I am severe with school, because we have not given her good ambitions and ways to hold them." While students take the path of class, Monday, after three weeks at home due to the third epidemic wave of the Covid-19 , the linguist Alain Bentolila, author of us are not bonobos (Ed. Odile Jacob ) Takes the alarm bell as to the gaps accumulated by small French, in the microphone of Europe 1.

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"If you do not have the words, you do not learn"

"the tongue itself is nothing," Pose Alain Bentolila. "It's the way we draw in the linguistic treasure that is important." According to the specialist, "20% of children entering the preparatory course have nine times fewer words than others. This means that they are excluded from any communication and especially that they are excluded from reading reading . (...) because you do not have the words, you do not learn. "

If these words and access to books are so crucial for the linguist, it is because they simply differentiate the man of the animal. "The own man is to be creative and not creature, to imagine what his eyes have never seen and will never see," he explains, citing two examples. "The scientific discourse of Galilee in front of his judges, who says, while the sun moves above his head, that it is the earth that turns around the sun. And then poetry: 'The earth is blue like an orange' [Paul ELUARD poem, NDLR]. How to say it without the strength of language? "

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"A low language makes it vulnerable and credulous"

a force all the more important at a time when "we bathe in terror", according to Alain Bentolila. "We are asking for more and more police means, porticoes for schools ... and so far, we know that we will not come to it like that. Our only chance is to train students resistant to speeches Dangerous and manipulated ", considers the specialist, linking" linguistic precariousness "and rising integrities. "A weak spirit, worn by a weak language, makes vulnerable and credulous."

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The linguist therefore recommends "not to fear the rare words", who "please children", according to him "." It does not 'Do not act to walnut under a too complicated and difficult vocabulary, "he smiles." But the banality of language and is terrible, because it does not allow all the children to say precisely what they think and to convince each other effectively. "

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