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Title: Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary French
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact%2026
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 26
Description:

Divided into three main sections on Phonology, Syntax and Semantics, this
new volume on variation in French aims to provide a snapshot of the state
of sociolinguistic research inside and outside metropolitan France. From a
diatopic perspective, varieties in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and
Canada are considered, mainly with respect to phonological features but
also focusing on syntactic and lexical evolutions (the relative clause in
Ivorian French and discourse markers in Canadian French). The acquisition
of stylistic features of French figures in chapters on both first and
second language learners and variation across different genres is addressed
with respect to non-standard non-finite forms. Finally, a section on
semantic change traces the way that interactional and other
socio-historical factors affect word meaning. The volume will appeal to
(socio-)linguists with an interest in contemporary French as well as to
advanced undergraduates and post-graduate students of French and
specialists in the field.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
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ISBN: 902721865X
ISBN-13: 9789027218650
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ISBN-13: 9789027288998
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