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Le parler rural de Coinches (Vosges) : approche linguistique et ethnographique

Abstract : Not long ago the village of Coinches, which in the close neighborhood of Saint-Dié, in the Vosges region, west of the linguistic frontier used to live on agricultural means. For about twenty years, the setting has changed a lot. The forest has spread on downhill. Young people, native to those villages, went down to town to earn a living; they have been replaced by new youngsters. Twenty years ago, the last authentic patois-speaking people disappeared. Even though few people still understand the patois from Coinches today, the language is inexorably dying away for lack of speakers. The words collected might be classified into four linguistic categories that are patois, French as it is spoken in the community at the present times, toponyms and nicknames. Nearly one third of the words collected give the reader some information about the economic background, six words out of ten deals with the people and the way real estate worked out - the rest refers to rites. The study of the provincial dialect gives useful information about the structure of the community as it used to be about fifty years ago. the speech used is neither distorted French nor a Germanic language.
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Pierre Colin. Le parler rural de Coinches (Vosges) : approche linguistique et ethnographique. Linguistique. Université Nancy 2, 1994. Français. ⟨NNT : 1994NAN21002⟩. ⟨tel-01776688⟩



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