Lexis in Dictionaries and the Media
Edited By Alessandra Molino and Serenella Zanotti
The volume contains contributions in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
De quelques considérations sur la qualité de la langue et sur la situation linguistique actuelle au Québec
The language question is a recurring subject in the history of Quebec (Plourde/ Georgeault 2008) and articles published in Le Devoir, a daily newspaper published in Montreal, put back on the agenda the controversy about the opportunity of imposing in Quebec a language norm different from the international norm. Central to this debate is the question regarding dictionaries: the history of Quebec lexicography is significant in the development of the linguistic conscience of Quebecers. At the moment, there is no general dictionary which represents the language use in Quebec. On the other hand, although certain dictionaries are more open right now to the Quebec variety (an increase in Quebec linguistic facts retained, for example, by Le Petit Robert can be observed), these dictionaries still do not reflect the sociolinguistic reality of present-day Quebec in an adequate manner (Galarneau/Verreault 2009).
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