Figement et variations en français de Belgique, de France, du Québec et de Suisse
Abstract:SummarySet phrases and variation in the French of Belgium, France, Quebec and Switzerland
This article analyses variation in some set phrases in four French varieties: the French of Belgium, France, Quebec and Switzerland. The comparative perspective adopted reveals many types of constraints on the idiomatic properties of the set phrases. The article also demonstrates how observation of this variation can act as a heuristic for the study of theoretical problems related to the definition of the notion of “set phrase” itself.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2003