ERIC Number: ED329112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Les structures impersonnelles et l'alterance des modes en subordonnee dans le francais parle de Quebec (Impersonal Structures and the Alternation of Subordinate Styles in Spoken Quebecois French).
This study focuses on the use of modes that are dependent on impersonal structures found in the French spoken in Quebec. Six impersonal structures are identified as causing modal variation in the subordinate. This variation is constrained mainly by linguistic factors. Social factors also influence the variation, but the amount of influence exerted varies according to the impersonal structure analyzed. Minimal difference is found in the use of modes between French and Quebecois. Conclusions are based on a main corpus of data and personal observations. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Center for Research on Language Planning, Quebec (Quebec).