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Age-grading in retrograde movement: The inflected future in Montréal French

@inproceedings{Sankoff2006AgegradingIR,
  title={Age-grading in retrograde movement: The inflected future in Montr{\'e}al French},
  author={Gillian Sankoff and S. Wagner},
  year={2006}
}
The theoretical focus of this paper concerns the extent to which speakers modify their grammars across their lifespans as adults, and how this relates to community-that is language-change. The particular case we examine is the alternation in French between the inflected future and the periphrastic future, an instance of variation that is the result of a long term trend in which the older inflected form, inherited from Latin, has been retreating in favor of the periphrastic form with aller 'to… Expand

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