Jersey Norman French: A Linguistic Study of an Obsolescent Dialect

Jersey Norman French: A Linguistic Study of an Obsolescent Dialect

by Mari Catrin Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631231691
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/25/2002
Series: Publications of the Philological Society Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Dr Mari Catrin Jones is lecturer in French Linguistics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow in Modern and Medieval Languages. Books published by Dr. Jones include Language Obsolescence and Revitalization: Linguistic Change in Two Sociolinguistically Contrasting Welsh Communities (1998)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

List of Tables.

1. Introduction 1

2. The Sociohistorical Setting 7

3. The Jerriais Dialect 18

4. A Sociolinguistic Profile of the Jerriais Speech Community45

5. Language Planning on Jersey 70

6. Linguistic Developments in Modern Jerriais 97

7. Lexical Erosion in Modern Jerriais 140

8. Cross-linguistic Influence on Jersey 156

9. Conclusion 181

Appendix 1. List of Informants According to Parish of Origin191

Appendix 2. Figures Illustrating Results Discussed in Chapter 7192

Notes 212

References 222

General Index 231

Index of Authors 235

Index of Languages and Dialects 238

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