Age grading in the Montréal French inflected future

@article{Wagner2011AgeGI,
  title={Age grading in the Montr{\'e}al French inflected future},
  author={S. Wagner and Gillian Sankoff},
  journal={Language Variation and Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={275 - 313}
}
Abstract The rise of the periphrastic future (PF) at the expense of the inflected future (IF) is an established historical trend in Québécois French over at least the past 150 years. Previous research has also found higher rates of PF among younger speakers, many displaying categorical use in affirmative contexts. Because an apparent time interpretation of the synchronic data fits the historical record, we expected concomitant speaker stability across the lifespan. On the contrary, our panel… Expand
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