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Title: French Borrowing in Quebec English
Author: Fee, Margery
Subject Keywords Canadian English;sociolinguistics;Canadian French;language contact;cognates;sociolinguistic methodology;language policy;bilingualism
Issue Date: 2008
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-08-04
Publisher Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies
Citation: Margery Fee. "French Borrowing in Quebec English." Focus on Canadian English, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies. Ed. Matthias Meyer. 19.2 (2008): 173-88.
Abstract: Provides an overview of work on the effects of Quebec French (QF) on Quebec English (QE) since 1977. Argues that the framework used by sociolinguists is too narrow methodologically, excluding conversations in English between people whose first languages are different and ignoring the deliberate use of language for political effect. Examines some cognate nouns to show how meanings in QE have shifted because of knowledge of QF.
Affiliation: English, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/11671
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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