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dc.contributor.authorKASSTAN, JRen_US
dc.contributor.authorMüller, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-18T15:38:08Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-12-10T14:49:09.047Z
dc.identifier.issn0165-2516en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/30723
dc.description.abstractThis article argues for (l) as a sociolinguistic variable in Francoprovençal: (l) refers to variable palatalisation of /l/ in obstruent+lateral onset clusters (/kl, ɡl, pl, bl, fl/), a feature that has long been the subject of metalinguistic commentary, but no systematic analysis. Our data, which come from a larger study of Francoprovençal (FP), show significant intraspeaker variation. Sociolinguistic interviews were carried out in the Lyonnais region of France among 21 FP speakers with different acquisition routes. /l/-palatalisation is far from categorical in our sample, with increased rates of the French variant [l] over the traditional [j] variant. We interpret these data as contact-induced change: phonological leveling is underway, with convergence towards French. These findings are consistent with the language death literature, and are now widely reported in the context of other minority varieties spoken in the Hexagon. Conversely, some new speakers show different patterns with a greater range of palatalised variants. These findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest laterals to be a locus for socio-indexical cues cross-linguistically.en_US
dc.format.extent99 - 118en_US
dc.languageENen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of the Sociology of Languageen_US
dc.subjectFrancoprovençalen_US
dc.subjectVariation and changeen_US
dc.subjectlanguage obsolescenceen_US
dc.subjectpalatalisationen_US
dc.subjectnew speakersen_US
dc.title(l) as a sociolinguistic variable in Francoprovençalen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2017, Walter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ijsl-2017-0039en_US
pubs.notes12 monthsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijsl.2017.2018.issue-249/issue-files/ijsl.2017.2018.issue-249.xmlen_US
pubs.volume249en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-01en_US


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