Olivia Walsh

Olivia Walsh is Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interests include linguistic ideologies and language attitudes in French, in particular linguistic purism in France and Quebec, standardisation and prescriptivism in France and the French-speaking world, the French-speaking community in the UK and the USA, language contact and historical sociolinguistics. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development and the Journal of French Language Studies, amongst other publications. Her recent monograph is Linguistic Purism: Language Attitudes in France and Quebec (John Benjamins, 2016).

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University of Nottingham


French Language Columns and ‘Le bon usage’: Attitudes towards Standard and Non-Standard Usages in 20th-Century France
Olivia Walsh


Panel: European standard language culture. Comparative standardology in the 21s century: theoretical and methodological challenges
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