Linguistic Purism: Language Attitudes in France and Quebec
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Aug 15, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 324 pages
This book represents the first in-depth, comparative investigation of linguistic purism in modern French. It investigates the relative prevalence of purist ideology in France and Quebec. Both experience influence from English and have similar language legislation, but they differ in their social, political and economic history. Three different levels of society are examined (official, group and individual), allowing a comparison of the ‘voice from above’ and the ‘voice from below’. This is a key element in recent discussions of language planning but is rarely provided in studies of French. The study is also the first to apply to empirical data Thomas’s widely cited theoretical framework for describing linguistic purism (1991), and has evaluated and refined this, enhancing the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The book will be of interest not only to French scholars and sociolinguists, but also to scholars of language planning, language policy and language ideologies in all languages.
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A.Fr.Av accessed December 2015 aims anglicisms APFA Asselaf assimilated loan Asulf bien c’est calque loan rendition calque loan translation Chapter chi-square test CILF CLEC Completion of purification Configuration of puristic d’accord Depecker DGLFLF display élitist English terms errors et/ou l’expression alternative example existing French term external purism Figure France and Quebec France Quebec French language French respondents group one societies Impératif français Intensity criterion Intensity level la langue française language societies langue française level of purism linguistic legislation linguistic purism linguistique longer accessible mild purism moderate purism mots n’utilise n’utilisez pas et/ou neologism OQLF phrase me satisfait purification cycle purist attitude Puristic intensity puristic orientation qu’il Québécois French Québécois respondents questionnaire Replacements of purism semantic loans sentences SSJB Table targets of purism terminology commission members terminology commission terms terms chosen Thomas’s model Toubon law Unassimilated loanword Unassimilated loanword calque usage y a une expression