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LINGUIST List 19.642

Tue Feb 26 2008

Qs: Prestige/Politeness Differences in France & Quebec

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        1.    Helen Moore, Prestige/Politeness Differences in France & Quebec


Message 1: Prestige/Politeness Differences in France & Quebec
Date: 24-Feb-2008
From: Helen Moore <h_moore85hotmail.com>
Subject: Prestige/Politeness Differences in France & Quebec
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Hello there

We are two final year university students and for our degree in 'French
Studies' we are doing a small sociolinguistics project and would like to
know if anybody knows of any resources that may help us.

Our study is looking at the differences in attitudes towards colloquial
language and the 'standard' French in Metropolitan France and in Quebec.
The methodology used is the same as that of Lodge 1999, Colloquial
vocabulary and politeness in French. Our study is taking the same
methodology but putting it into a new context with the aim to find out if
in Quebec colloquial words are more acceptable and there is less linguistic
insecurity and a lower feeling of prestige towards the standard than in France.

If anyone has any information that may be of interest to us we will be most
grateful.

Thank you very much,
Helen and Lauren
University of Manchester

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics



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