Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Understanding Diffusion of Supralocal Norms in France

Hall, Damien J. and Hornsby, David (2015) Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Understanding Diffusion of Supralocal Norms in France. In: Davies, W. and Ziegler, E., eds. Language Planning and Microlinguistics : From Policy to Interaction and Vice Versa. Springer, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 105-127. ISBN 978-1-137-36123-3. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137361240_6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

For over a century, France has held a central place in dialectological studies. The richness of its traditional dialectal variation — what Gaston Paris once called ‘une immense bigarrure’ (an immense patchwork) — attracted the interest of Romance philologists such as Jules Gilliéron, whose Atlas Linguistique de la France (ALF), compiled with Edmond Edmont (Gilliéron and Edmont, 1902–10), represents a major landmark for the discipline and continues to provide a mine of information for variationists. Recording in minute detail the findings of Edmont’s linguistic fieldwork in 639 villages in francophone Europe, the ALF inspired countless early twentieth-century dialect monographs and glossaries, while the latter half of the last century saw the publication of a series of works entitled Atlas Linguistique et Ethnographique de la France par Régions, designed to complement Gilliéron’s work and using his original fieldwork questionnaire, which attest further to continued interest in France’s regional and local variation.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Sociolinguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Jacqui Martlew
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 16:16 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 10:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60374 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hornsby, David: https://orcid.org/http://orchid.org/0000-0001-9541-2830
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