9780415080712-0415080711-French: From Dialect to Standard

French: From Dialect to Standard

ISBN-13: 9780415080712
ISBN-10: 0415080711
Edition: 1
Author: Lodge, R. Anthony
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415080712
ISBN-10: 0415080711
Edition: 1
Author: Lodge, R. Anthony
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lodge, R. Anthony wrote French: From Dialect to Standard comprising 296 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415080711 and 9780415080712. Since then French: From Dialect to Standard textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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Written as a text, this book looks at the external history of French from its Latin origins to the present day through some of the analytical frameworks developed by contemporary sociolinguistics. French is one of the most highly standardized of the world's languages and the author invites us to see the language as heterogenous, rather than a monolithic entity, using the model proposed by E. Haugen as a useful comparative grid to plot the development of standardization. After an introductory section which examines the dialectalization of Latin in Gaul, the four central chapters of the book are constructed around the basic processes invoved in standardization as identified by Haugen: the selection of norms, the elaboration of function, codification and acceptance. The concluding chapter deals with language variability and the wide gulf that has now developed between French used for formal purposes and that used in everyday speech, with particular reference to Occitan speaking regions. Emphasizing the ordinary speakers of the language, rather than the statesmen or great authors as agents of change, the book combines a traditional history of the language' approach with a sociolinguistic framework to provide a broad and comparative overview of the problem of language standardization.

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