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La diversité linguistique: le français du Québec et de Louisiane (Linguistic Diversity: the French of Quebec and Louisiana)

October 25 @ 12:00pm-1:30pm

Free

How and why does the French spoken in Quebec and Louisiana differ from the “standard” French spoken in France? In this presentation, we will explore some of the unique linguistic features (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, etc.) of Quebecois and Cajun French. We will also discuss some of the sociolinguistic factors that play a role in the preservation of both dialects, analyzing the different challenges that each faces.

Comment et pourquoi est-ce que le français qui est parlé au Québec et en Louisiane se diffère du français “standard” qu’on parle en France? Dans cette présentation, nous allons explorer des caractéristiques linguistiques (la prononciation, le vocabulaire, la grammaire, etc.) propres au français québécois et “cajun.” Ensuite, nous allons discuter des facteurs sociolinguistiques qui jouent un rôle dans la préservation de chaque dialecte, en analysant les défis différents auxquels chacun fait face.

This presentation will be given primarily in French.

Stacey Katz Bourns has a Ph.D. in French Linguistics from the University of Texas and is Professor of French and Director of the World Languages Center at Northeastern University. She teaches courses in French language, linguistics, and culture. Her research focuses on the grammar of spoken vs. written French, syntax, pragmatics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and curriculum development.

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Date:
October 25
Time:
12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost:
Free
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https://mclvt.org/event/la-diversite-linguistique-le-francais-du-quebec-et-de-louisiane/

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