ERIC Number: ED263750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Description de la morphologie verbale du parler acadien de Pubnico (Nouvelle-Ecosse) et comparaison avec le francais standard (A Description of the Morphology of Verbs in the Acadian Speech of Pubnico (Nova Scotia) and a Comparison with Standard French).
A lexical comparison of four native speakers' spontaneous discourse in the Acadian French spoken in a southern Nova Scotia village with standard spoken French is described. This study is part of a larger study of four regional variations on Nova Scotia Acadian French and has as its objectives both linguistic analysis and improvement of standard French instruction in this region. The analysis consisted of a frequency count of the forms of 142 verbs and classification of the forms and sub-forms of 40 lexemes occurring in the corpus. Following remarks on phonetics and tenses in Acadian French and Standard French, conjugations of the verbs derived from the study are presented according to the number of "themes" they have. The general conclusion is that the findings present a relatively unstable, changing verb morphology. The standard forms and variants are outlined in a comparative table. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers - Location: Canada