Social and Linguistic Change in European French

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 30, 2010 - Education - 310 pages
Looking at language variation in French using linguistic data that has emerged in recent years from France, Belgium and Switzerland, and comparing it to other European countries, this comparative study sets out to track how language changes have followed social and attitudinal developments, giving it a particular sociolinguistic slant.

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NIGEL ARMSTRONG teaches French and linguistics at the University of Leeds, UK. Current research projects focus on social, regional and stylistic variation in French, as well as translation. His publications include Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French (2001) and Translation, Linguistics, Culture (2005)

TIM POOLEY. After a career spanning 30 years teaching French and linguistics at London Metropolitan University (in its various guises) Tim is now an independent researcher, whose main interests are sociolinguistics variation and minority languages in francophone Europe. His publications include Chtimi (1996) and Language, Dialect and Identity in Lille (2004)