French Today: Language in its Social Context

French Today: Language in its Social Context

by Carol Sanders
     
 

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. See more details below

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
Introduction1
1French: a planned language?7
2Sociosituational variation27
3Regional variation in France55
4The other languages of France: towards a multilingual policy85
5The migrant languages of Paris105
6Gender and language in French121
7The reform of the writing system139
8Alternative French155
9New words for new technologies171
10Language and style in politics185
11French and French-based Creoles: the case of the French Caribbean199
12French in Africa215
13French in Canada239
14Sociolinguistic variation and the linguist257
Bibliography287
Index309

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