Unity and diversity in Acadian phonology : an overview based on comparisons among the Nova Scotia varieties

  • The Acadian population of the Atlantic provinces is located in a number of geographically separate areas. Existing phonological descriptions of specific varieties have shown the existence of a great deal of diversity, but also much common ground. Little comparative work has been conducted to assess the extent to which the various regional varieties share the characteristics described for individual communities. New data are here brought to bear on these issues, drawn from the material collected in the course of a research project which has as its general objective the systematic charting of the linguistic differences and similarities among the Acadian communities of Nova Scotia. Features common to all these communities and to previously described varieties are distinguished from those which show interdialectal differences, and the nature of these differences is analyzed.

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Author:Karin Flikeid
Parent Title (English):Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
Parent Title (French):Revue de l'Association de Linguistique des Provinces Atlantiques
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/10/27
Year of first Publication:1988
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/10/27
Page Number:47
First Page:64
Last Page:110
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 41 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
4 Sprache / 44 Französisch, romanische Sprachen allgemein / 440 Romanische Sprachen; Französisch
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG