© 2009 France Martineau

This major research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada focuses on the history of the French language, starting with the French spoken in Canada during the New France era and going back to its origins in the Middle Ages. Language has great force of identity, both as a rallying power and a source of distinctness. This project focuses on the important changes that have reshaped the face of French through contacts with other languages and dialects and on the emergence of linguistic identities.

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The MCVF Corpus is now available

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Extraordinary Women at the University of Ottawa… 

France Martineau, one of the "16 extraordinary Women" at the University of Ottawa

A new Web site: Les polyphonies du français


Le français d’un continent à l’autre

Supervised by Luc Baronian and France Martineau

Orthographe française : Évolution et pratique

Supervised by Alain Desrochers, France Martineau and Yves Charles Morin

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