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Travaux Ne uchatelois de Linguistique (Tranel), n34-35 p27-36 Mar-Oct 2001

Every spoken linguistic system shared by a community has structurally related regional variants. For example, the variant of the present day French for "soixante-dix" is "septante" in eastern France, Belgium, and the French-speaking community of Switzerland. This suggests that Proto-Romance has regionalisms. Using the comparative method, the only method for reconstructing a proto-language, presents problems, because it has been conceived for researching the reconstruction of the standard norm. The purpose of this article is to show that the existence of certain types of regionalisms may nevertheless be proven by alternative methods. (Contains 27 references and 23 notes.) (Author/VWL)

Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, French, Language Variation, Oral Language, Regional Dialects, Research Methodology

Author: De Dardel, Robert


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