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LINGUIST List 21.3230

Tue Aug 10 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Armstrong, Pooley

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        1.    Sarah Ashley, Social and Linguistic Change in European French: Armstrong, Pooley

Message 1: Social and Linguistic Change in European French: Armstrong, Pooley
Date: 30-Jul-2010
From: Sarah Ashley <s.ashleypalgrave.com>
Subject: Social and Linguistic Change in European French: Armstrong, Pooley
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Title: Social and Linguistic Change in European French
Published: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=303907

Author: Nigel Armstrong
Author: Tim Pooley
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230219502 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Abstract:

The authors examine how linguistic variation and change in the major French-
speaking countries of Europe - France, Belgium and Switzerland - has in recent
times reflected social convergence or 'levelling'. Linguistic levelling, which
results in fewer differences between social and regional accents and diminishes
the prestige of the standard language, is seen very clearly in a country like the
UK, where social differences are revealed in urban accents, or have been until
recently. Levelling reflects social change, and the change of interest here is a
sort of informalisation that has accelerated since the 1960s, with stress on the
values of youth and the erosion of hierarchies and deference. An in-depth
examination of how levelling is proceeding in the francophone area compared to
other European countries has until now been lacking. This book provides a
detailed account of recent social and linguistic change in European French,
drawing on the latest findings.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng )

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