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Journal Club Meeting: Poplack on syntax and language contact

Friday, October 19, 2012
12:00 AM
Lorch 473

Shana Poplack's paper on the role of language contact in the development of phrase-final prepositions in Quebec French

At the second meeting of our Journal Club we will discuss Shana Poplack's new paper on the development of phrase-final prepositions in Quebec French. This paper is a perfect example of the type of research that integrates syntactic theory with research on language contact and sociolinguistics. 

The paper can be downloaded via the Library's catalog.  You can also contact Andries Coetzee for a copy of the paper. 

All is welcome! Please read the paper before hand so that we can together explore what can be learned from the paper.

Poplack, Shana, Zentz, Lauren & Dion, Nathalie. 2012. Phrase-final prepositions in Quebec-French: An empirical study of contact, code-switching and resistance to convergence. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15, 2. 203-225.