Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information


Title: Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary French
Edited By: Kate Beeching
Nigel Armstrong
Fran├žoise Gadet
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 26

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
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): French
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902721865X
ISBN-13: 9789027218650
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288998
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00