ERIC Number: ED135234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Aspects de l'usage de la preposition POUR en francais ontarien: interference et/ou surgeneralisation? (Aspects of the Use of the Preposition POUR in Ontario French: Interference And/Or Overgeneralization?). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 12.
Canale, Michael; And Others
In this study, the use of the preposition "pour" (for) in Ontario French is analyzed: (1) in its use with the verb "payer" (to pay for), and (2) in its durative meaning. Data come from the written and spoken French of three groups of bilingual Franco-Ontarian students from the ninth and twelfth grade. In the written and spoken usage of these students, "pour" is used significantly differently than for a corresponding group of monolingual French speakers. A detailed analysis of the French prepositions "pour,""durant" (during), "pendant" (while), and the English preposition "for," reveals difficulty in determining whether the non-standard usage of the Franco-Ontarian students is due to interference from English or to an overgeneralization of French usage rules. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Descriptive Linguistics, Dialect Studies, English, Form Classes (Languages), French, Function Words, Generalization, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Language Variation, Linguistic Borrowing, Nonstandard Dialects, Regional Dialects, Verbs
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.