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Emma Humphries

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

PhD Title: Defending the French language: Comparing 19th century and modern-day attitudes to 'good' and 'bad' language in France

My PhD analyses lay conceptions of 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' language in France in the 19th century and today, to investigate the development of lay language ideologies in French and so contribute to the growing fields of historical sociolinguistics, CMC (computer-mediated communication), and language history from below (the history of language use by ordinary people).

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