French Language History

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Early Old French
Spanish and Latin influence. Simple past tense only. No subject pronouns. Scribes used - importance of scribe's understanding
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Old French
Germanic syntax. 2 case system (NOM + OBL). Subject pronouns. Simple past only. No "pas". "y" + "i" interchangeable. No written accents.
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Classical French
Compound tenses. Occurrence of "pas". "u" + "v" interchangeable. Accents in orthography
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Modern French
Some archaisms used in official documents. Regional differences.
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Haugen's stages of standardisation
Selection of norms. Codification. Elaboration of functions. Acceptance. (Social and linguistic factors)
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Decree of Thermidor - 1794
Illegal to write in other languages. Teaching exclusively in French.
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Treaty of Rastadt - 1714
French established as the language of diplomacy in Europe
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Germanic syntax. 2 case system (NOM + OBL). Subject pronouns. Simple past only. No "pas". "y" + "i" interchangeable. No written accents.

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Old French

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Compound tenses. Occurrence of "pas". "u" + "v" interchangeable. Accents in orthography

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Some archaisms used in official documents. Regional differences.

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Selection of norms. Codification. Elaboration of functions. Acceptance. (Social and linguistic factors)

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