NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED426589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Notes on the Changing Nature of Popular French.
Curnow, Maureen Cheney
This paper provides examples of a variety of phonological, orthographical, and morphological changes in current popular French are noted. They include: dropping of silent vowels in spelling, particularly in advertising and product names; changes in the pronunciation of vowels due to manipulation for product names; combinations of otherwise unrelated words in product names; changes in spelling for the benefit of style in advertising; letters and numbers used to represent words; reduction of words to representative initials; neologisms; nouns used as verbs, but without verb endings; Anglicisms adapted for French slang; reversal of syllables to make new words; new descriptive words for technological advancements; and use of colors to define concepts. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A