French Today: Language in its Social Context

French Today: Language in its Social Context

by Carol Sanders
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521395054

ISBN-13: 9780521395052

Pub. Date: 04/08/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

British and French linguists present a profile of the French language in its social context by examining trends throughout the French-speaking world and addressing issues regarding prescriptivism, gender and language, and regional languages and dialects.

Overview

British and French linguists present a profile of the French language in its social context by examining trends throughout the French-speaking world and addressing issues regarding prescriptivism, gender and language, and regional languages and dialects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521395052
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/08/1993
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and maps; List of tables; Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Carol Sanders; 1. French: a planned language? Anne Judge; 2. Sociosituational variation Carol Sanders; 3. Regional variation in France Roger Hawkins; 4. The other languages of France: towards a multilingual policy F. Larousi and J.-B. Marcellesi; 5. The migrant languages of Paris L.-J. Calvet; 6. Gender and language in French Marie-Marthe Gervais; 7. The reform of the writing system Nina Catach; 8. Alternative French Ken George; 9. New words for new technologies Stephen Noreiko; 10. Language and style in politics John Gaffney; 11. French and French Creoles: the case of the French Caribbean Gertrud Aub-Buscher; 12. French in Africa Suzanne Lafage; 13. French in Canada Michel Blanc; 14. Sociolinguistic variation and the linguist Jacques Durand; Bibliography; Index.

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