Paris: a sociolinguistic comparative perspective

Britain, David (2018). Paris: a sociolinguistic comparative perspective. Journal of French language studies, 28(2), pp. 291-300. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S0959269518000145

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This article assesses the sociolinguistic impact and importance of the other articles in this special issue on Paris, considering three main themes that are evoked. First, the contribution of the articles here to the development of work on language variation and change on Hexagonal French within the variationist paradigm. Second, I address what I see as the important contribution made to our understanding of the ‘city’ as a sociolinguistic site. Finally, I focus on ethnicity as a social construct in recent variationist work in cities and consider what the articles here, and in comparison with cities elsewhere, add to our understanding of the impact of immigration on local manifestations of language variability. In each case, I attempt to show how these articles foreground or even problematize these three issues, and provide a prospectus for further research that can address unresolved questions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures > Modern English Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Britain, David

Subjects:

400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages

ISSN:

0959-2695

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Leona Josefine Irmgard Goop

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2019 11:20

Last Modified:

14 Feb 2019 11:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/S0959269518000145

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123650

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