Sergeeva A.B. The Deceptive Pliability of Modern French: Two Systems’ Competition
In modern French society, it is widely spread that the native language is being destroyed, receding under the onslaught of a competitor language, namely, English. The lucidness and precision of the French analytical structure are sacrificed to the laconic effectiveness of the English synthetic model. The corrections of the “main core” of the French morphosyntactic system (such as, for example, the preposition of the determinant, the model of the syntactic communication without preposition, the reverse word order in the creation of composites) become frequent. The article elaborates the thesis that changes in the tool-kit of linguistic formation associated with the mastering the foreign language patterns and new word production features, do not reveal the degradation and “spoilage” of the language, but for its flexibility, capacity to update and development.
systems’ competition, anglicisms, analyticism, synthetic model, word order, composites, “pliability” of the modern French