Phonetic and phonological characteristics of French spoken in Europe and Quebec

  • Sonia Vaupot University of Ljubljana
Keywords: phonetics, phonology, French language, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Francophonie

Abstract

The article highlights the phonetic and phonological characteristics of the French language spoken in Europe and in Quebec using a contrastive approach. The author first presents the historical links between the French-speaking countries and France. Then a synthesis of the main vocalic and consonantal oppositions is presented and compared to French spoken in France. Finally, the author highlights the current linguistic situation and the diversity of regional varieties of non-hexagonal French. The aim is to introduce the topic and to propose a general framework for the studies of France’s peripheral linguistic communities.

Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Vaupot, S. (2017). Phonetic and phonological characteristics of French spoken in Europe and Quebec. Linguistica, 57(1), 331-342. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.57.1.331-342