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Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Socioling/Historical Ling, French: Lodge

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Message 1: A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French: Lodge

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 14:38:37 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French: Lodge



Title: A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 
 http://www.cup.org		 
			
Author: R. Anthony Lodge, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews,
	Scotland, U.K.

Hardback: ISBN: 0521821797, Pages: 300 /19 maps/10 tables, Price:
	 $100.00*
Comment: Price subject to change.
			
Abstract:

Paris became the largest city in the Western world during the
thirteenth century, and has remained influential ever since. This book
examines the interlinked history of Parisian speech and the Parisian
population through various phases of immigration, dialect-mixing and
social stratification from the Middle Ages to the present. It reveals
how new urban modes of speech developed during periods of expansion,
how the city's elites sought to distinguish their language from that
of the masses, and how a working-class vernacular eventually emerged
with its own "slang" vocabulary.

Contents:
Part I. Preliminaries: 1. The French of Paris; 2. The analytical
frame; Part II. Koin�ization: 3. The pre-industrial city; 4. The
beginnings of Parisian French; 5. Koin�ization in medieval Paris;
Part III. Reallocation: 6. The proto-industrial city; 7. Social
variation in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; 8. Social
variation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 9. Salience,
stereotypes and reallocation; Part IV. Levelling: 10. The industrial
city; 11. Standardisation and dialect-levelling; 12. Lexical
variation; Conclusion; Appendix; References.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
		Historical Linguistics			 

Subject Language(s): French (Language code: FRN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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