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“Une et indivisible”: Variation and Ideology in the Historiography and History of French

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LI (2), p. 359-376
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:This article is an attempt to deal with a central paradox in the history of French. That paradox may be simply stated: there is abundant evidence throughout the history of the language, from the earliest documents to the present day, of extensive, deep-seated, and persistent variation. Yet the official historiography of French emphasizes, and has always emphasized, the unity, consistency, and absence of variation of what is normally referred to (in a revealing use of the singular) as “the French language”. This article aims to explore further this paradox, to offer an explanation of why it exists, and to show how and why it is both scientifically inaccurate and ideologically motivated.
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 2

170Wilhelm Meyer-LübkeRomanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch
3. vollständig neu bearbeitete Auflage
Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung1935
165Alfred Ernout, Antoine MeilletDictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine
Histoire des mots
Klincksieck1932; 1939; 1951; 2001

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