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Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France: Methodology and Case Studies

By: Wendy Ayres-Bennett

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Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012780

ISBN: 052182088X

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This book provides the first systematic study of sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century France. Drawing on a range of case studies, Wendy Ayres-Bennett makes available new data about linguistic variation in this period, showing the wealth and variety of language usage at a time that is considered to be the most ‘standardizing’ in the history of French. Variation is analysed in terms of the speaker’s ‘pre-verbal constitution’ - such as gender, age and socio-economic status - or by the medium, register or genre used. As well as examining linguistic variation itself, the book ... View more info