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Syntactic variation in French: diglossia and language change

Rowlett, PA 2010, Syntactic variation in French: diglossia and language change , in: 19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, 16--17 September 2010, University of Manchester. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    In this talk I shall (a) review the history of the study of syntactic variation in French, (b) briefly comment on the use of the Internet in variationist syntactic research, and then (c) consider the notion that syntactic variation in modern metropolitan French can best be captured within the framework of diglossia. I review the particular approach adopted by Benjamin Massot in a recent Paris 8 PhD thesis, and suggest that Massot's model needs to be fine-tuned to account for cases where one and the same surface form is generated by two distinct grammars but has a different status in each.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Refereed: No
    Depositing User: Professor Paul Rowlett
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 10:11
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:24
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10075

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