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Social and Linguistic Change in European French

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ISBN-10: 0230219500

ISBN-13: 9780230219502

Edition: 2010

Authors: Nigel Armstrong, Tim Pooley

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lecturer in the Department of French Studies, University Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

List of Tables
List of Maps
The Links Between Social and Linguistic Change
The research themes studied in this book
Structure of the book
Standardisation and Language Change in France, Belgium and Switzerland
Linguistic and social levelling
The sociolinguistic situations of western Europe
The dominance of a hypercephalic capital
Describing the centre
Language and nation
The francophone area in a western European perspective
Shift and maintenance of minority autochtonous varieties
The post-industrial and post-diaglossic era
Historical situations and social changes in the second half of the 20th century
Social Levelling: Substantive Transformations, Changing Social Practices and Symbolic Representations
The emergence of the post-industrial economy
Changes in occupational structure
Changing gender roles
Media and popular culture
(i)Symbolic changes and the late 20th-century zeitgeist: evolving social and national identities
(ii)Symbolic changes and the late 20th-century zeitgeist: evolving social practices and representations in the everyday
Concluding remarks
Accents and Levelling in France, Belgium and Switzerland
Linguistic levelling in the light of social levelling
The reference pronunciation of France and the ideology of the Standard
Attempting to define Reference Franch
Stylistic variation: omission or insertion phenomena?
Variation in the liquid consonants /1/ and /r/
Variable liaison
The education system and the acquisition of Standard French in France
Is there a southern (Proven�al) regional standard?
The emergence of alternative prestigious pronunciations in Francophonie Nord: the example of Quebec
Prestigious pronunciations in Belgium
Prestigious pronunciations in Suisse romande
The Levelling of Regional Varieties in France
The problematic nature of identifying regional accents in France
The relation between regional, social and stylistic variation
Regional variation in middle-class O�l usage in the early to mid-20th century
Marked regional varieties in the early to mid-20th century
Vernacular Parisian as a regional variety
Lille and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Brittany and Normandy
Eastern regions of France
The northern Oc region and southward spread of supralocal French
Overview of non-southern French
Southern France (i) the traditional situation
Southern France (ii) the results of more recent studies
Summary of the situation in southern France
Regional Vernacular Varieties and Language Levelling in Belgium and Switzerland
Brussels vernacular
Regional varieties in Wallonia-substrate and perceptions
Descriptions in the 1970s and 1980s
Variationist studies
The Borinage (Thiam, 1995)
Mons (Moreau and Bauvois, 1998; Bauvois, 2001, 2002a, 2002b)
Brussels, Gembloux, Li�ge and Tournai (Hambye, 2005)
The findings of perceptual studies and summary of the Belgian situation
The Francoprovencal substrate in Suisse romande
Regional varieties (Geneva, Neuch�tel, Valais)
The Vaud: behaviour and perceptions
More recent perceptions of marked varieties in the Vaud (Singy, 1996)
Social Factors: Bringing Together Class, Gender, Migration, Ideology and Language
Overview of the chapter
Social class
Historical perspectives on the sociolinguistic consequences of migration
Urban youth vernaculars
Concluding remarks