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ERIC Number: ED348875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Un corpus de francais parle. Montreal 84: Historique, methodes et perspectives de recherche (A Corpus of Spoken French. Montreal 84: History, Methods, and Perspectives of Research). Recherches Sociolinguistiques/1.
Thibault, Pierrette; Vincent, Diane
In 1984, a new corpus of spoken Quebecois French (Canada) was added to the existing data. In developing it, half of the native speakers participating in a 1971 study were re-interviewed, providing previously unavailable data on individual language development. The report describes in detail the sociolinguistic methodology used in developing the corpus. An introductory section chronicles the evolution of the project and describes the study's structure. The second section outlines the data collection procedures and considerations, including demographic characteristics of the respondents. Section three addresses the treatment of data collected, focusing on methods and conventions in transcription, and data management. The fourth section outlines technical aspects of the interview: situation, method, data obtained, review of data obtained in 1971, and the actual encounter. Section five provides a more descriptive summary of the interview process and its results. It is concluded that the study provides both new and unique linguistic and sociolinguistic information. A brief list of references is included. Appended materials include the interview form, participant and interview data, examples of transcription and concordance used,transcription conventions, questionnaires, and bibliographies relating to both the 1971 and 1984 studies. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec).