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Title: French - An Accommodating Language? / Le français: langue d'accueil?
Edited By: Sue-Ellen Wright
Description:

The noted linguist Henriette Walter is a well known media figure in France, who has used her extensive range of scholarly work to take a stance in the current debate on the French language and to debunk the idea that the language is under threat. She shows that French has always been an accommodating language - une langue d'accueil - taking in words from many different sources. This bilingual volume makes Mme Walter's approach accessible to English speakers and provides reactions to it from a number of scholars working in British universities.


CONTENTS

Préface Howard Evans (University of Leeds)
1. Le Français, langue d'accueil: chronologie, typologie et dynamique/
French - an Accommodating Language:
Chronology Henriette Walter (Université de Haute-Bretagne)
2. La métaphore de l'emprunt: Implications pour une théorie de l'évolution des langues. Réponse á Henriette Walter /
The Metaphor of Borrowing: Implications for a Theory of Language Evolution:
A Response to Henriette Walter Pénélope Gardner-Chloros (Birkbeck College, London University)
3. Le dérèglement du système de pensée français: l'angoisse secrète des puristes? Réponse à Henriette Walter/
Is it the Corruption of French Thought Processes that Purists Fear?
A Response to Henriette Walter Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College,
University of London)
4. La dimension politique de l'emprunt et la réaction français. Réponse à Henriette Walter / The Political Dimension of Borrowings and French
Reactions. A Response to Henriette Walter Dennis Ager (Aston University,
Birmingham)
5. Le français, langue d'accueil ou langue sur la défensive? Réponse à
Henriette Walter/ Is French Really Open to Outside Influences?
A Response to Henriette Walter Anne Judge (Surrey University)
6. Itinéraires étymologiques. uelques mots en supplément /
Etymological Routes. Some Supplementary Remarks Malcolm Offord (Nottingham University)
7. La réforme de l'orthographe en France et en Allemagne: attitudes et réactions/Spelling Reform in France and Germany: Attitudes and Reactions
Rodney Ball (University of Southampton)
8. Le français de Belgique filerait-il à l'anglaise?/ Is Belgian French
More Susceptible to English Influence? Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston
University, Birmingham)

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853595047
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 134pp
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