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The Resource A reader in French sociolinguistics, edited by Malcolm Offord

A reader in French sociolinguistics, edited by Malcolm Offord

Label
A reader in French sociolinguistics
Title
A reader in French sociolinguistics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Malcolm Offord
Title variation
French sociolinguistics
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
"This book brings together twenty-eight important extracts relating to French sociolinguistics. It is divided into four sections: the French language in France today, linguistic diversity in France, French outside France, and French and gender. The extracts have been drawn from a host of sources and have been selected to illustrate a wide range of attitudes and approaches to the role of French in France and elsewhere in the world. Government decrees and circulars, historical analyses, descriptions by contemporary sociolinguistics in Europe and further afield, and documents produced by organisations which exist to protect the French language all appear. The emphasis of the book is upon objective assessment, but also included are official statements and more stridently chauvinistic appraisals. Certain themes occur - particularly the perennial rivalry between English and French, as well as concern that French is losing its influence in many parts of the world and that it is escaping the authoritarian control that used to be exercised on it. A more recent concern is the charge that French is essentially a sexist language to which speakers need to be more and more sensitised."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in French; introductory matters in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Offord, M. H
Series statement
Applications in French linguistics
Series volume
1
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  • French language
  • French language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language policy
  • Languages in contact
  • Women
Label
A reader in French sociolinguistics, edited by Malcolm Offord
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
GLAD184681464-B
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 213 p.
Isbn
9781853593420
Lccn
96003294//r96
Other physical details
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Label
A reader in French sociolinguistics, edited by Malcolm Offord
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
GLAD184681464-B
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 213 p.
Isbn
9781853593420
Lccn
96003294//r96
Other physical details
maps

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