Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Tables; Figures; Acknowledgments; Phonetic symbols; Part 1 Preliminaries; Part 2 The pre-industrial city; Part 3 The proto-industrial city; Part 4 The industrial city; Conclusion; Appendix. Literary imitations of low-class speech; Bibliography; Index.
This book explores the interlinked history of Parisian speech and its speakers during various phases of in-migration, dialect-mixing and social stratification from the middle ages to the present. It tracks the emergence of specifically urban modes of speech, including the working-class vernacular of recent times.
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