How pluricentric is the French language? An investigation of attitudes towards Quebec French compared to European French

Kircher, Ruth (2012) How pluricentric is the French language? An investigation of attitudes towards Quebec French compared to European French. Journal of French Language Studies, 22 (03). pp. 345-370. ISSN 0959-2695

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that employed a questionnaire and a matched-guise experiment to investigate the attitudes that Quebec francophones, anglophones, French-English bilinguals and allophones hold towards Quebec French compared to European French. The findings indicate that attitudes towards Quebec French on the solidarity dimension have improved since the 1980s, while attitudes on the status dimension have remained the same. These findings are interpreted in the context of the burgeoning of Quebecers’ sense of belonging to their society on the one hand, and the tradition of viewing French as a monocentric rather than a pluricentric language on the other hand.

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Additional Information and Comments: Ruth Kircher (2012). How pluricentric is the French language? An investigation of attitudes towards Quebec French compared to European French. Journal of French Language Studies, 22(3), pp 345-370. Copyright held by Cambridge University Press. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8694818
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016 08:35
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/191

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