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Title Sociolinguistic variation in contemporary French / edited by Kate Beeching, Nigel Armstrong, Françoise Gadet.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations
Series Impact, studies in language and society, 1385-7908 ; v. 26
Impact, studies in language and society ; 26.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Phonological variation and leveling. Introduction / Nigel Armstrong -- Perception and production in French dialect leveling / Nigel Armstrong and Zoë Boughton -- The sociolinguistic relevance of regional categories : some evidence from word-final consonant devoicing in French spoken in Belgium / Philippe Hambye -- Prosodic style-shifting as audience design : real-time monitoring of pitch range and contour types in Swiss French / Jessica Sertling Miller -- The immigrant factor in phonological leveling / Tim Pooley -- A prototype-theoretic model of Southern French / Elissa Pustka -- The law of position revisited : the case of mid-vowels in Briançon French / Anne Violin-Wigent -- Stylistic and syntactic variation. Introduction / Françoise Gadet -- Variation in first and second language French : the case of parce que / Mireille Bilger and Henry Tyne -- French preadolescents' perceptions of stylistic variation : a contrastive sociolinguistic study / Laurence Buson -- Sociolinguistic variation in African French : the Ivorian relative clause / Anne Moseng Knutsen -- Register variation in the non-standard use of non-finite forms / Nathalie Rossi-Gensane -- Lexical variation and semantic change. Introduction / Kate Beeching and Richard Waltereit -- Discourse markers and regional variation in French : a lexico-semantic approach / Gaétane Dostie -- Sociolinguistic factors and the pragmaticalization of bon in contemporary spoken French / Kate Beeching -- From 'luck' to 'wealth' : the stylistic (re)distribution of fortuné in modern French / Bruno Courbon.
Summary 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 lang.
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Subject French language -- Social aspects -- France.
French language -- Social aspects -- Foreign countries.
French language -- Variation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Beeching, Kate.
Armstrong, Nigel (Nigel Robert)
Gadet, Françoise.
Other Form: Print version: Sociolinguistic variation in contemporary French. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2009 9789027218650 (DLC) 2009023931 (OCoLC)401164398
ISBN 9789027288998 (electronic bk.)
9027288992 (electronic bk.)
9789027218650 (hb ; alk. paper)
902721865X (hb ; alk. paper)