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Definition of the noun Joual
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noun - plural: jouals
- [Canada] The dialect of working-class Quebecers.
Joual is the common name for the linguistic features of basilectal Quebec French that are associated with the French-speaking working class in Montreal which has become a symbol of national identity for a large number of artists from that area. Speakers of Quebec French from outside Montreal usually have other names to identify their speech, such as Magoua in Trois-Rivières, and Chaouin south of Trois-Rivières. Linguists tend to eschew this term, but historically some have reserved the term joual for the variant of Quebec French spoken in Montreal.
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Writing Quebec (1988)
Selected Essays by Hubert Aquin, Anthony George Purdy
The term joual refers to a linguistic divergence which exists between the French we speak and the French of France; and,
Joual is a type of Canadian French that is spoken by many working-class groups in Quebec. It is closely associated to Quebecois nationalism. 13 Peter Buitenhuis, "Canadian Literary Letter," New York Times Book Review, July 24, 1966, 25 ...
Broke City (1984)
by Jacques Renaud
Joual is a non-language. A denunciation. From an interview with Jean Bouthillette, Perspectives, November 11, 1967. Acheve d'imprimer a Montmagny par les travail leurs des ateliers. NOTES 1 . Cite Libre was an important journal at the start ...
by William H. New
Peter Hinchclittc JOUAL is a variant form of the French LANGUAGE as spoken in urban Quebec, especially in Montreal. The term derives from the local pronunciation of the word cheval ('horse'). Characterized by its distinctive sound patterns, ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
UK, 1985 joual nounthe working-class dialectof Frenglish, a mixture of languages, used inQuebec. This term, usedby English Quebec speakers rather than ...
The Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)
by James H. Marsh
Marc St-Hilaire Joual is a type of Canadian French. The term, often used pejoratively, derives from a colloquial pronunciation of the word cheval (“horse”), which came to symbolize this form of speech. Just as Canadian English is different from ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
joual |joy juice 1290 joual noun the working-class dialect of Frenglish, a mixture of languages, used in Quebec CANADA This term, used by English Quebec speakers rather than “Frenglish”, may derive from a corruption of cheval French for ...
The Americas by Don Rubin, Carlos Solorzano
Joual - the name is derived from the local pronunciation of the French word cheval (horse) but to a greater extent refers to French as it is spoken in Quebec - represented a distancing from the polished language and French-inspired style of ...
Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)
by Paul Schellinger
Anotherinnovation isthe writer's use of a variety of levels and registers of speech, including the “joual” of the inhabitants of SaintHenri, a popular form of Quebecspeech laterused by Jacques Godbout andplaywright MichelTremblay. Despite the ...
An Encyclopedia of Language (2002)
by N.E. Collinge
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Horse barn at Joual Vair Farm, Becancour, Quebec, August 2005.
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- Joual Meaning
Video shows what joual means. The dialect of working-class Quebecers.. Joual Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say joual.
- Quebec Slang Joual 090811
Fun Quebec French accent. 46 Quebec slang joual words. Word list at...
- Quebec Slang Joual Clothing
Thick Quebec French accent. Quebec slang about clothing. Word list at...
- Quebec Slang Joual Sounds
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- Quebec Slang Joual emsTyper
Suggestions for Antidote, Le Visuel dictionary and programmers. How to use the emsTyper web page for typing French on an English keyboard. emsTyper is ...
Scrabble value of J8O1U1A1L1
The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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