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The Long Tail of Language Change: Québécois French Futures in Real Time

@inproceedings{Sankoff2012TheLT,
  title={The Long Tail of Language Change: Qu{\'e}b{\'e}cois French Futures in Real Time},
  author={Gillian Sankoff and S. Wagner and L. Jensen},
  year={2012}
}
Since at least the mid 19th century, the inflected future (IF) in affirmative clauses has steadily declined in Quebecois French (Poplack & Dion 2009). Indeed, Wagner and Sankoff (2011) reported that in the Montreal French 1971 corpus (Sankoff & Cedergren 1972), decreasing age was correlated with decreasing use of affirmative IF. However, they also found that a panel of 59 speakers had significantly increased their use of IF between 1971 and 1984. They proposed that this be interpreted as a case… Expand

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