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Le picard de Nérine: moyen picard, picard moyen ?

Abstract : Is Nérine’s language Middle Picard, an average Picard or Picard as a medium ? On the basis of works on Middle Picard, this paper reassesses the conclusion that Nerine’s Picard is a mere fancy artifact. It shows that while Molière retains only a subset of Picard phonological and morphological markers, and sets aside expected dialectal features, he does so knowingly. What is staged is then a plausible Picard variety, which, face to French and next to Occcitan, can act both as a sparring partner and a go-between in the design of the scene.
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Anne Dagnac. Le picard de Nérine: moyen picard, picard moyen ?. Littératures classiques, Société de littératures classiques (SLC) / différents éditeurs, 2015, Français et langues de France dans le théâtre du XVIIe siècle, 2015/2 (87), pp.135-148. ⟨hal-00988579⟩



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