About this book
What is French? Where is it spoken? Who speaks it? How is it spoken? These are some of the questions which this book attempts to answer. It explores the many varieties of French and demonstrates that the choice of a particular variety depends upon a number of factors - some relating to the actual speaker, her/his age, sex, socio-economic status and place of origin, others to the nature of the situation producing the variety. Special attention is paid to geographical variation.
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