Language Dialect and Identity in Lille: v.2 (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics S. No.19b)

Language Dialect and Identity in Lille: v.2 (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics S. No.19b)

By: Tim Pooley (author)Hardback

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This two-volume book tackles a number of major themes, which, although largely neglected in studies of European French, can be exemplified with particular clarity in the context of the Lille conurbation. This work not only clearly breaks significant new ground within the field of French Studies, combining insights of dialectology with the rigor of modern sociolinguistics applied to a rich array of oral data, thus opening up the perspective of a thorough sociolinguistic overview of a major city. This book will be of vital interest to students and lecturers involved in the advanced courses in French Studies as well as sociolinguists interested in other languages, specialists in historical linguistics, cultural studies, social history and political science.

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Dr. Tim Pooley received his B.A. in French from University College London, his M.A. from University of Leeds and his PhD from University College London. He is currently a Professor of French at London Metropolitan University.


Vol. 1; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The quiet waters of Shibboleth; 2. The archeology of an identity; 3. A sociolinguistic history of Picard i); 4. A sociolinguistic history of Picard ii); 5. Investigating urban space; 6. Dialect shift i) the depicardisation of the Lille vernacular; 7. Dialect shift ii) the emergence of the northern accent; Vol. 2; 8. Perceptions of Picard; 9. The Picard Skills Test i) linguistic factors; 10. Perceptions of Picard; 11. Language representation i) forms of vitality; 12. Language representation ii) status; 13. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773464278
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 335
  • ID: 9780773464278
  • ISBN10: 0773464271

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