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ERIC Number: EJ969040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
On the Distinction between Preposition Stranding and Orphan Prepositions
Roberge, Yves
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v15 n2 p243-246 Apr 2012
Poplack, Zentz and Dion (PZD; Poplack, Zentz & Dion, 2011, this issue) examine the often unquestioned assumption that the existence of preposition stranding (PS) in Canadian French is linked to the presence of a contact situation with English in the North American context. Although this issue has been the topic of previous research from a syntactic perspective (Bouchard, 1982; Vinet, 1979, 1984), to my knowledge, it has never been explored using variationist sociolinguistic methods applied to a large corpus of spontaneous speech, with emphasis on code-switchers as potential agents of contact-induced change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada