A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French
By (author) R. Anthony Lodge
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Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French by R. Anthony Lodge
Book DescriptionParis mushroomed in the thirteenth century to become the largest city in the Western world, largely through in-migration from rural areas. The resulting dialect-mixture led to the formation of new, specifically urban modes of speech. From the time of the Renaissance social stratification became sharper as the elites distanced themselves from the Parisian 'Cockney' of the masses. Nineteenth-century urbanisation transformed the situation yet again with the arrival of huge numbers of immigrants from far-flung corners of France, levelling dialect-differences and exposing ever larger sections of the population to standardising influences. At the same time, a working-class vernacular emerged which was distinguished from the upper-class standard not only in grammar and pronunciation but most markedly in vocabulary (slang). This book examines the interlinked history of Parisian speech and the Parisian population through these various phases of in-migration, dialect-mixing and social stratification from medieval times to the present day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521821797
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. Anthony Lodge
Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French, Paperback (January 2009)
This book examines the interlinked history of Parisian speech and the Parisian population.
French, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by R. Anthony Lodge
The history of French language from its Latin origins to current everyday speech. Lodge examines the dialectization of Latin in Gaul, and such major processes as the selection of norms, elaboration of function, codification and acceptance. He also deals with formal versus informal styles of speech.
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Author Biography - R. Anthony Lodge
R. Anthony Lodge is Professor of French Language and Linguistics at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Le Livre des Manieres d'Etienne de Fougeres (1979), Le Plus Ancien Registre de comptes des Consuls de Montferrand (1985), French: From Dialect to Standard (1993), Exploring the French Language (With N. Armstrong, Y. Ellis and J. Shelton, 1997) and The Earliest Branches of the Roman de Renart (With K. Varty, 2001).
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