oa Lagos Notes and Records - Language change: glimpses from the phonology of overseas French
|Article Title||Language change: glimpses from the phonology of overseas French|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of European Languages, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Feb 1999|
|Pages||281 - 301|
|Keyword(s)||Analogy, Creoles, Diachronic linguistics, Dialect differences, Intersystemic, Language system of rules, Linguistic structure, Multilingualism, Phoneme inventories, Pidgins and Sound change|
Like all social institutions, human languages ï¿½live, change and die."" There are specific factors that cause the transformation and or decay of a language. The present essay focuses on the factors of language change and how far such factors can be said to apply to the development of overseas French, that is, the French language spoken outside of France.
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