French Today : Language in Its Social Context

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French Today : Language in Its Social Context

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 323 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521396950
  • DDC分類 306.440944

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French Today is a profile of the French language in its social context. British and French linguists examine trends in French throughout the French-speaking world, and address issues around prescriptivism, gender and language, and regional languages and dialects. The collection includes overviews of work done in particular areas and deeper analyses of sociolinguistic questions. One theme is how to represent and interpret data relating to language varieties that have been marginalised. Another concerns the ways in which French is adapting to the future, whether as a language of new technology, or as a vehicular language on the continent. All chapters of this book are in English, with examples and quotations in French, and a mixture of references given in both languages. At the end of each chapter, there are also texts in French, serving as illustration and as pointers to further reading.

Table of Contents

Introduction
French: a planned language?
Sociosituational variation
Regional variation in France
The other languages of France
The other languages of France: towards a
multilingual policy
The migrant languages of Paris
Gender and language in French
The reform of the writing
Alternative French
New words for new technologies
Language and style in politics
French and French Creoles: the case of the
French Caribbean
French in Africa
French in Canada
Sociolinguistic variation and the linguist.