Article published in:Language Variation - European Perspectives V: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013
Edited by Eivind Torgersen, Stian Hårstad, Brit Mæhlum and Unn Røyneland
[Studies in Language Variation 17] 2015
► pp. 17–30
How many ands in Picard?
One notable difference between Standard French and Picard is that, unlike Standard French, which has only et, Picard has two coordinating conjunctions equivalent to the English and: pi and et pi. In this paper, we examine the distribution of the two forms and try to determine whether they are different conjunctions or allomorphs of the same underlying form. Oral and written data from three speakers are analyzed. The picture that emerges reveals a complex interplay of semantic, syntactic, and phonological constraints that we attribute to ongoing grammaticalization.
Keywords: allomorph, apheresis, coordinating conjunction, epenthesis, Gallo-Romance, language change, reanalysis, temporal succession, variation
Published online: 09 April 2015
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