Social and Linguistic Change in European French: A Trans-national Perspective

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byNigel Armstrong

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Looking at language variation in French using linguistic data that has emerged in recent years from France, Belgium and Switzerland, and comparing it to other European countries, this comparative study sets out to track how language changes have followed social and attitudinal developments, giving it a particular sociolinguistic slant.

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Looking at language variation in French using linguistic data that has emerged in recent years from France, Belgium and Switzerland, and comparing it to other European countries, this comparative study sets out to track how language changes have followed social and attitudinal developments, giving it a particular sociolinguistic slant.

NIGEL ARMSTRONG is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of French, University of Leeds, UK. TIM POOLEY is a Professor of Social and Applied Linguistics at London Metropolitan University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.65 × 5.72 × 0.86 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219500

ISBN - 13:9780230219502

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Sociolinguistic Variation and Change
Social Levelling
Linguistic Variation and Change in French
Resistance to Homognisation in French-speaking Europe
Caste Studies showing counter-examples to levelling in French
Variation and Social Factors
Synthetic Overview of Variation and Change in French in a Trans-national Perspective
Index