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En trois siècles et demi d'existence, l'Académie a beaucoup travaillé à masculiniser le français. Porte-bannière des partisans du « genre le plus noble », ce vestige de la monarchie absolue mène depuis le milieu des années 1980 une croisade contre la« féminisation », en dépit des besoins langagiers d'une société où l'égalité des sexes progresse - en dépit, surtout, des logiques de la langue française et des évolutions à l'oeuvre dans les autres pays francophones. Sans se soucier de remplir le rôle pour lequel l'entretiennent les contribuables, les Immortelles en habit vert campent sur des positions purement idéologiques, en proférant des sentences qui se veulent paroles d'Évangile alors qu'elles vont à rebours des dynamiques du français. Les « Quarante », il est vrai, ne sont ni grammairiens, ni linguistes, ni philologues - et pas toujours écrivains.Ce livre retrace cette guerre de trente ans, menée à coup de déclarations aussi péremptoires qu'infondées, réactionnaires et sexistes, face auxquelles les protestations n'ont pas manqué. Il permet également de faire le point sur les objets de ces controverses, et de comprendre pourquoi la France a fini par entamer sa « révolution langagière »... envers et contre lesavis des Messieurs-Dames du Quai Conti.
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Gender in English changed dramatically from the elaborate system found in Old English to the very simple he/she/it-alternation in use from (late) Middle English onwards. While either system is well described and understood, the change from one to the other is anything but: more than 120 years of research into the matter provided no prevailing opinion - let alone a consensus - regarding how it proceeded or why it occurred. The present study is the first to address this issue in the context of language contact with Old Norse, assessing this contact influence in relation to both language-formal and semantico-cognitive factors. This empirical, functional account uses rigorous, innovative methodology, interdisciplinary evidence, and well-established models of synchronic variation in diachronic application to draw a fine-grained picture of the variation, change, and loss of gender from Old to Middle English and its underlying mainsprings. The resulting plausible and parsimonious explanations will prove relevant to students and scholars of historical linguistics, morpho-syntax, language variation and change, or language contact, to name but a few.
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Applied English phonology has been extensively revised and expanded, using an accessible style and numerous exercises to explore the fundamental aspects of the English sound system.
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This book presents a range of ongoing studies on atypical language development in Romance languages. Despite the steady increase in the number of studies on typical language development, there is still little research about atypical language development, especially in Romance languages. This book covers four main conditions causing atypical language development. Part I explores the linguistic and communicative characteristics of preterm children learning Romance languages. The focus of Part II centers on children with Specific Language Impairment. Hearing Loss in Part III is another relevant factor leading to atypical language development. The final part IV zeroes in on genetic syndromes coupled to cognitive impairment with special attention to language development. This book presents a much needed overview of the most recent findings in all relevant fields dealing with atypical language development in children speaking Romance languages.
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Audiovisual translation is the fastest growing strand within translation studies.This book addresses the need for more robust theoretical frameworks to investigate emerging text- types, address new methodological challenges (including the compilation, analysis and reproduction of audiovisual data), and understand new discourse communities bound together by the production and consumption of audiovisual texts.In this clear, user- friendly book, Luis Pérez-González introduces and explores the field, presenting and critiquing key concepts, research models and methodological approaches.
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Aligning Grammars: Basque and Romance offers a theoretically-informed in-depth description of several linguistic structures of Basque and surrounding Romance languages. Its goal is to shed some light on the linguistic systems of these languages and their interactions.
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