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Journal Title: Journal of French Language Studies
Volume/Issue:   22/3
Table of Contents: New insights on an old rivalry: The passé simple and the passé composé in spoken Acadian French
by Philip Comeau, Ruth King, Gary R. Butler
pp 315-343

How pluricentric is the French language? An investigation of attitudes towards Quebec French compared to European French
by Ruth Kircher
pp 345-370

Code-crossing and multilingualism among adolescents in Lille
by Tim Pooley, Zoubida Mostefai-Hampshire
pp 371-394

Autonomisation du français en usage en Suisse romande: quels indicateurs?
by Alexei Prikhodkine
pp 395-417

Les représentations identitaires dans le discours normatif des chroniqueurs de langage canadiens-français depuis le milieu du XIX siècle
by Wim Remysen
pp 419-444

Show devant! English fetishization in Ironman France
by Eric Russell Webb
pp 447-466

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Algerian Saharan
Arabic, Moroccan
English
French, Cajun
French
 
LL Issue: 23.4014