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dc.contributor.authorTreffers-Daller, Jeanine
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-18T16:00:55Z
dc.date.available2008-06-18T16:00:55Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationBilingualism Language and Cognition, 8(2): 145 - 157
dc.identifier.issn1366-7289
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.cambridge.org
dc.identifier.urihttps://yorkspace-new.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/1284
dc.description.abstractIn language contact studies, specific features of the contact languages are often seen to be the result of transfer (interference), but it remains difficult to disentangle the role of intra-systemic and inter-systemic factors. We propose to unravel these factors in the analysis of a feature of Brussels French which many researchers attribute to transfer from (Brussels) Dutch: the adverbial use of une fois. We compare the use of this particle in Brussels French with its occurrence in corpora of other varieties of French, including several that have not been influenced by a Germanic substrate or adstrate. A detailed analysis of the frequency of occurrence, the functions and the distribution of the particle over different syntactic positions shows that some uses of une fois can be traced back to sixteenth-century French, but that there is also ample evidence for overt and covert transfer (Mougeon and Beniak, 1991) from Brussels Dutch.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press - Copyright holder: Cambridge University Press - Http://journals.canbridge.org
dc.rightsThe definitive version was first published in Bilingualism Language and Cognition 8(2): 145 - 157
dc.rights.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BIL
dc.subjectFrench
dc.subjectFrench -- European
dc.subjectBelgium
dc.subjectSociolinguistic variation
dc.subjectMinority Language Variation
dc.subjectFlemish Influence
dc.subjectFrench -- Belgium
dc.subjectLanguage Transfer
dc.titleBrussels French une fois: Transfer-induced innovation or system-internal development
dc.typeArticle


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