ERIC Number: ED111213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Trente ans d'etudes sur les parlers francais de Belgique, 1945-1975 (Thirty Years of Studies on French Usage in Belgium, 1945-1975).
This is a report on the different types of studies of the regional varieties of French that have been carried out in Belgium from 1945 to the present. The majority of the studies have been done by Belgians, and have to do with regional varieties of French spoken in Belgium. Some, however, examine African or American varieties. Chapter 1 deals with the normative or prescriptive studies. These include investigations of lexical and semantic items and have chiefly concentrated on measuring the difference between "Belgian" usage and "correct" French as judged primarily by the literary language. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the descriptive studies which deal with lexical and semantic problems, or with grammatical and phonetic problems. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the studies that are indirectly related to Belgian varieties of French, including historical investigations and relevant literary studies. Chapter 5 refers to studies that are of a more sociological nature. In each chapter, brief discussions of the material accompany the listing of the works. The author's name and the date of publication are included. An extensive bibliography concludes the report. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Institut de Phonetique.
Identifiers - Location: Belgium