Linguistic Consequences of Language Contact and Restriction : The Case of French in Ontario, Canada
predominantly English-speaking province of Ontario, Canada. As a background to the analyses, the authors provide sociohistorical and sociolinguistic information on the Franco-Ontarian community, and make comparisons with other varieties of French both within and outside North America. They address
fundamental theoretical issues such as the interplay between linguistic and extralinguistic causes of structural change and the mechanisms of linguistic change in bilingual as opposed to unilingual speech communities.
- Hardback | 254 pages
- 162 x 241 x 18mm | 510g
- 28 Feb 1991
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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performance. It will undoubtedly be of interest to scholars of sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and bilingualism, as well as those readers who wish to acquaint themselves with a lesser known variety of North American French.'
French Language Studies 'This book is a welcome addition to a growing genre: variationist approaches to bilingualism and language contact. M&B's important theoretical contribution goes considerably beyond earlier work by showing how interlingual contact and restriction interact ... M&B's discussion of interference is closely reasoned and attuned to issues of purism and stigmatization, as well as to the difficulty of distinguishing internal and external effects. This book is a
significant contribution to studies of minority languages and to the understanding of linnguistic change more generally.'
Susal Gal, Rutgers University, Language, Volume 68, Number 3 (1992) `This is an important contribution to the sociolinguistic literature ... The implications of the study ... are well worth pursuing further.'
Discourse and Society 'a work whose contribution to the field of linguistic change in minority languages on both the theoretical and the methodological levels is considerable'
Cynthia Fox, SUNY, Albany, French Review