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Author Ayres-Bennett, Wendy.

Title Sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century France : methodology and case studies / Wendy Ayres-Bennett
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: Methodological issues; 2 Spoken and written French; 3 Social and stylistic variation; 4 Women's language; 5 Age, variation and change; 6 Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index of concepts; Index of names
Summary The first systematic study of sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century France. Drawing on a range of case studies, it makes available new data about linguistic variation in this period, showing the wealth and variety of language usage at a time considered to be the most 'standardizing' in the history of French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject French language -- Variation.
French language -- 17th century -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004045193
ISBN 0511228864
0511230486 (electronic bk.)
0511231253 (electronic bk.)
0511486634 (ebook)
9780511230486 (electronic bk.)
9780511231254 (electronic bk.)
9780511486630 (ebook)
Other Titles Sociolinguistic variation in 17th century France
Sociolinguistic variation in XVIIth century France