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joual

nonstandard Canadian French dialect, esp as associated with ill-educated speakers
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Like the native West African dialects, like the Celtic and Breton tongues of his distant forefathers, the joual that haunts and reshapes Kerouac's American English is also in some sense a "colonial" language; it, too, is the idiom of a people defeated in war, left behind by modernization, a people who claim their identity not on the strength of the battles they have won or the land they rule but solely on the strength of the language they speak.
Though it is a fact that a portion of the popular classes speak joual in Montreal, as a portion of the Parisian population speaks argot, joual should no more be associated with the whole Quebecois people than argot with the whole French people.
64) Francois-Regis Barby, "Theatre quebecois chez Cardin," Combat, 17 November 1973; Patrick De Rosbo, "Les Belles Soeurs [sic] de Michel Tremblay," Combat, 27 November 1973; Pierre Julien, "Paris va decouvrir les menagegeres quebecoises [sic] et leur language: le joual," L'Aurore, 19 November 1973; J.
69) Those three (Combat, 19 and 27 November 1973, and Louis Macorelles, "Une piece: Les Belles-Soeurs, le joual de Michel Tremblay," Le Monde, 8 December 1973) only described the story of the play.
In 1960, Jean-Paul Desbiens took up the term claiming that joual was "not a form of French composition but of decomposition of French.
2) In general, however, joual is known as the language of the uneducated people and, whatever its content, has the structure of oral language.
According to that division, the conservative critics all deplored the use of joual in the play while the radicals' opinions were split between approving and disapproving.
27) The name L'Ostid'sho came from the joual language, which is full of oaths and anglicisms.
La Presse, 16 August 1969; Jacques Larue-Langlois, "Il montre ce qu'il voit," Perspective, 20 December 1973; Jean-Claude Trait, "Tremblay: le joual se defend tout seul," La Presse, 16 June 1973; Unsigned, "Michel Tremblay dialogue avec le public parisien," Le Devoir, 3 December 1973.
Le Devoir, 26 September 1968; "A joual donne (il faut quand meme) regarder les dents," Le Devoir, 14 November 1969.
1) The joual reproduced in Les Belles-Soeurs was the language spoken in Montreal's working-class areas.
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