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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Malcolm Offord
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  3. Malcolm Offord
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  4. Malcolm Offord
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  5. Malcolm Offord
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  6. Malcolm Offord
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  7. Malcolm Offord
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  8. Malcolm Offord
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  9. Malcolm Offord
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book

Introduction

What is French? Where is it spoken? Who speaks it? How is it spoken? These are some of the questions which this book attempts to answer. It explores the many varieties of French and demonstrates that the choice of a particular variety depends upon a number of factors - some relating to the actual speaker, her/his age, sex, socio-economic status and place of origin, others to the nature of the situation producing the variety. Special attention is paid to geographical variation.

Keywords

communication France French language present register society

Authors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Offord
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Modern LanguagesUniversity of NottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-20777-0
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-43249-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20777-0
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