This book tests the hypothesis that plural agreement with collective nouns is becoming frequent in French. It addresses questions concerning the methodological challenges of studying variation and change in morphosyntax, and the application of sociolinguistic generalisations to the French of France.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Research Context and Questions 2. Theoretical Issues 3. Methodological Issues 4. Variation and Change in Contemporary French 5. Diachronic Perspectives 6. Explorations of Education 7. Discussion, Conclusions, and Further Questions