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Varieties of Spoken French

Sylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme ‘Phonology of Contemporary French’ (Phonologie du Français Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn ... More


French in Ontario: A speaker from Hearst

Jeff Tennant and François Poiré

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

While French is a minority language in the Canadian province of Ontario, it has majority status in a small number of localities, including the northeastern town of Hearst. Using an excerpt from the ... More


Intonational phonology of French: Developing a ToBI system for French

Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Brechtje Post, Mathieu Avanzi, Carolin Buthke, Albert Di Cristo, Ingo Feldhausen, Sun-Ah Jun, Philippe Martin, Trudel Meisenburg, Annie Rialland, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Hi-Yon Yoo

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The aim of the chapter is to propose a ToBI transcription system for French, F_ToBI. The system is designed in such a way as to (i) be (surface) transparent and easily learnable by researchers ... More


French in Belgium: A speaker from Henri-Chapelle

Philippe Hambye, Anne Catherine Simon, and Alice Bardiaux

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyses a conversation between two friends native of the Eastern part of French-speaking Belgium. This conversation is characterized by informality, and its syntax is quite ... More


The notion of norm in spoken French: Production and perception

Sylvain Detey, Chantal Lyche, Isabelle Racine, Sandra Schwab, and David Le Gac

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter starts out with a reminder of the essential distinction between objective, prescriptive, and subjective norms. It goes on to summarize the main historical stages in the emergence of a ... More


Markedness Theory versus Phonological Idiosyncrasies in a Realistic Model of Language

Andrea Calabrese

in Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182706
eISBN:
9780262255325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182706.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter describes an architecture for phonological theory that reconciles the “conventional” and “natural” aspects of phonology by combining a substantive notion of markedness. The goal is to ... More


Intonational phonology of Occitan: Towards a prosodic transcription system

Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Trudel Meisenburg, and Pilar Prieto

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter gives the first overall description of the prosodic organization of Occitan, a Gallo-Romance minority language spoken mainly in southern France. It presents the relevant units of the ... More


French in Haute-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées): A speaker from Toulouse

Léa Courdès-Murphy, Jacques Durand, Corinne Ratier, and Nathalie Rossi-Gensane

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter illustrates the variety of French in the Midi-Pyrénées region, more precisely in its capital, Toulouse in the Haute-Garonne department, where the selected male speaker was born in 1942 ... More


French in Switzerland: A speaker from Neuchâtel

Isabelle Racine, Helene N. Andreassen, and Laurence Benetti

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter analyses a short discussion between three close friends living in Neuchâtel, a small town situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The discussion centres on the temporary loss ... More


French in Quebec: A speaker from Montréal

Marie-Hélène Côté

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces Laurentian French, the main variety spoken in Canada, as used in a majority setting in the province of Quebec. Situated in the historical and sociolinguistic context of French ... More


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