Josette Rey-Debove

First female lexicographer in France

1929   -   2005

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Sorbonne
occupation: lexicographer, linguist, philosopher, university teacher
award received: Knight of the National Order of Quebec, Knight of the National Order of Merit

Josette Rey-Debove, born November 16, 1929 in Calais (Pas-de-Calais), France and died February 22, 2005 in Senegal, was a lexicographer and semiologist, wife and colleague of Alain Rey. She was the first female lexicographer in France, and held many prominent posts in this field, where she used her influence to promote feminist changes to French language usage.
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