Publication details [#55166]

Sankoff, Gillian and Suzanne Evans Wagner. 2011. Age grading in the Montréal French inflected future. Language Variation and Change 23 (3) : 275–313.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


The rise of the periphrastic future (PF) at the expense of the inflected future (IF) is an established historical trend in Québécois French over at least the past 150 years. But the results of this study demonstrate that the change rate may be slightly overestimated as age grading appears to act in a retrograde direction, offering continuing IF input to child L1 acquisition.