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LINGUIST List 24.443

Thu Jan 24 2013

Books: Phonological Variation in French: Gess, Lyche, Meisenburg (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Jan-2013
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Phonological Variation in French: Gess, Lyche, Meisenburg (Eds)
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Title: Phonological Variation in French
Subtitle: Illustrations from three continents
Series Title: Studies in Language Variation 11
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/silv.11

Editor: Randall Gess
Editor: Chantal Lyche
Editor: Trudel Meisenburg
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273185 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273185 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273185 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234919 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234919 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234919 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This volume presents a selection of French varieties representing the great diversity of this language along geographical, social, and stylistic dimensions. Twelve illustrations from regions as far removed as Western Canada and Central Africa represent widely divergent social contexts of language use. Each chapter is based on original surveys conducted within the framework of the Phonology of Contemporary French project, described in the Introduction. These surveys constitute an invaluable source of new data for researchers, as many of the varieties included are otherwise undocumented in any systematic way. The chapters follow a similar format: presentation of the survey(s) and the sociolinguistic dimensions of the variety studied; description of the phonological inventory of the system(s), principal allophonic realizations, phonotactic constraints, behavior of schwa, behavior of liaison consonants, and other notable characteristics. The book opens with an informative introduction and closes with a chapter providing a synthesis of the major findings by continent.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng)

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