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Linguistic transfer and dialect levelling: a sociophonetic analysis of contact in the regional French of Béarn.

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This thesis investigates the genesis and evolution of the regional variety of French spoken in Béarn, southwestern France, by considering phonetic and phonological changes taking place in two different contact situations: language contact between French and Béarnais, and dialect contact with other contemporary varieties of French. Through an examination of linguistic transfer, in a situation of bilingualism, and of levelling and diffusion during dialect contact, the thesis challenges two l...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:94335403-43f6-419a-b13a-9de0557a86b2
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ora:9767
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English
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