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Title Varieties of spoken French / edited by Sylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, Chantal Lyche.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Series [Oxford linguistics]
Oxford linguistics.
Subject French language -- Variation.
French language -- Spoken French.
French language -- Dialects.
Alt Name Detey, Sylvain.
Durand, Jacques, 1947-
Laks, Bernard.
Lyche, Chantal.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Varieties of Spoken French; Copyright; Contents; Contents of the companion website; List of contributors; Maps showing survey points; Introduction: How to use this book and the accompanying digital material; Part I: Variation in Spoken French: Concepts and Approaches; Concepts; 1: The PFC programme and its methodological framework; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Motivation for the construction of a modern corpus; 1.3. The PFC methodology; 1.3.1. The PFC protocol; The word-list and the text (see Appendix II); The conversations; 1.3.2. Tools, transcriptions, and annotations. Praat1.3.2.2. Codings for schwa and liaison; On the coding of prosody; Beyond phonology; Beyond PFC; 1.4. Applications and extensions; 1.4.1. PFC-EF (Enseignement du francais): PFC for teaching French and French linguistics; 1.4.2. IPFC (InterPhonologie du francais contemporain): non-native French phonology; 1.5. Promising results; 1.6. Conclusion; 2: Variation and corpora: Concepts and methods; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Variation; 2.2.1. A historical perspective; The nineteenth century as the century of history. Saussure and the structural journey2.2.1.3. The rise of sociolinguistics; Accounting for variation; 2.2.2. Dimensions of variation; Variation and linguistic levels; The speech community; Shared and standard norms; Geographical variation; Social variation; Stylistic variation; Diachronic variation; Diaphasic, diastratic, and diatopical variations; Inherent variation; 2.3. Corpora; 2.3.1. Dialectological surveys; 2.3.2. Advances in phonetics and phonology; 2.3.3. Sociolinguistic surveys.
2.3.4. From the GARS work to modern corpora2.4. Conclusion; 3: A framework for the pedagogical use of a corpus of spoken French; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The PFC methodology: from sound recording to data coding; 3.3. The PFC-EF programme: from phonology to French language education; 3.3.1. French oral corpora and French language education; 3.3.2. Turning phonological data into pedagogical resources; 3.3.3. The PFC-EF resources; French Illustrated; French Explained; Linguistic resources; Pedagogical resources; 3.4. Conclusion; Appendix 3A: The PFC word list.
Appendix 3B: The PFC textLe Premier Ministre ira-t-il a Beaulieu?; Approaches; 4: The notion of norm in spoken French: Production and perception; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. From the making of a standard to multi-centric norms; 4.3. From a production-oriented to a perception-oriented approach of the spoken norm; 4.4. Conclusion; Acknowledgement; 5: Prosodic characteristics of Reference French; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Overview; 5.2.1. French within the world of prosody; 5.2.2. Prosodic parameters; 5.2.3. Functions of prosody; 5.3. The French prosodic system.
Summary This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme 'Phonology of Contemporary French' (Phonologie du Francais Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn from all over the French-speaking world, including Algeria, Canada, Louisiana, Mauritius, and Switzerland.
ISBN 9780191818011 (electronic bk.)
0191818011 (electronic bk.)
9780191075735 (electronic bk.)
0191075736 (electronic bk.)
9780199573714 (print)
OCLC # 944211374
Additional Format Print version: 0199573719 9780199573714 (OCoLC)920725038

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