Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France: Methodology and Case Studies by Wendy Ayres-bennettSociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France: Methodology and Case Studies by Wendy Ayres-bennett

Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France: Methodology and Case Studies

byWendy Ayres-bennett

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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Drawing on a range of case studies, this systematic study demonstrates the variety of language usage in seventeenth-century France, a time considered to be the most "standardizing" in the history of French. Variation is analyzed in terms of gender, age and socio-economic status, or by the medium, register or genre used. The case studies present phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical issues, posing a range of methodological questions for sociolinguists and historical linguists.
Title:Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France: Methodology and Case StudiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521129036

ISBN - 13:9780521129039

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: methodological issues; 2. Spoken and written French; 3. Social and stylistic variation; 4. Women's language; 5. Age, variation and change; 6. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a richly documented and carefully argued analysis of linguistic variation in the seventeenth century by a leading expert in the field. It will be of interest not only to linguistics scholars but to anyone interested in the cultural history of France, of which language is undeniably a core componant." - William J. Ashby, University of California, Santa Barbara