Second meeting of the Linguistics Journal Club


By Andries W. Coetzee
Oct 13, 2012 Bookmark and Share

The second meeting of the Linguistics Journal Club will take place this Friday (10/19), at 4 pm, in Lorch 473. Building on our successful first meeting, this meeting will again be structured as a joint discussion of a paper. For this week, we will read a new paper by Shana Poplack and colleagues on language contact and syntactic change in Quebec French. This paper is a good example of research that combines formal linguistic theory and issues from language contact/change/socionlinguistics. The paper can be accessed through the Library's catalog. You can also request a copy from Andries Coetzee. Come join us! All is welcome.

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.