Publication details [#57770]

Levey, Stephen, Karine Groulx and Joseph Roy. 2013. A variationist perspective on discourse-pragmatic change in a contact setting. Language Variation and Change 25 (2) : 225–251.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


The emergence of être comme as a quotative verb in Canadian French is a change in progress, but not a wholesale copy of its Canadian English pendant. The latter is even not the preferential motivation for the appearance of this innovation.