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ERIC Number: EJ591349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Linguistic Change in Endangered Dialects: The Case of Alternation between "Avoir" and "Etre" in Vermont French.
Russo, Marijke; Roberts, Julie
Language Variation and Change, v11 n1 p67-85 1999
Examines the pattern of variation of the auxiliary "avoir" and "etre" in the passe compose tense in Vermont French in 22 adult speakers who immigrated from Quebec or are first-generation Franco-Americans. The purpose of the study was to determine if the process of replacement of "etre" by "avoir" in progress in Canadian French is also taking place in Vermont and which linguistic and social constraints influence this linguistic change. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont