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Author Armstrong, Nigel
Title Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French : A comparative approach
Imprint Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2001
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Note Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Patterns of phonological variation -- Socio-stylistic variation in French phonology -- Grammatical variation -- Variable liaison -- Variation in the French lexicon -- Summary and conclusion -- Appendix -- References -- Index -- IMPACT: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY
Many of the assumptions of Labovian sociolinguistics are based on results drawn from US and UK English, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French. Sociolinguistic variation in the French of France has been rather little studied compared to these languages. This volume is the first examination and exploration of variation in French that studies in a unified way the levels of phonology, grammar and lexis using quantitative methods. One of its aims is to establish whether the patterns of variation that have been reported in French conform to those reported in other languages. A second important theme of this volume is the study of variation across speech styles in French, through a comparison with some of the best-known English results. The book is therefore also the first to examine current theories of social-stylistic variation by using fresh quantitative data. These data throw new light on the influence of methodology on results, on why certain linguistic variables have more stylistic value, and on how the strong normative tradition in France moulds interactions between social and stylistic variation
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Armstrong, Nigel Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French : A comparative approach Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2001 9789027218391
Subject French language -- Variation.;French language -- Spoken French
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